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St. Winifred’s, Branscombe

May 22, 2017

St. Winifred’s, Branscombe


St. Winifred’s is a wonderful church sat deep in the Devon countryside approached by some steep and narrow lanes. It is not a place to rush but all the better for that.


This church is open each day. I visited on a friday and some very friendly ladies were doing flowers for a wedding on the saturday. There is a friendly welcome notice on the door (this didn’t photograph that well so I haven’t put it up here). There is a guide book in the church as well as a laminated sheet to walk around with. I found some 25 entries in the visitor’s book for May. There was a prayer board (which had been moved away from it’s usual prominent position because of the wedding – so I was told) and a display of church life.


There is a lovely modern cross on the chancel arch…


And a rare, triple decker pulpit.


All in all a very enjoyable visit to a wonderful church in a fantastic setting. The church website is informative. See but doesn’t give visitor information which is a shame.



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