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St John’s Church

St. John’s North Bovey is a beautiful church dating from the 13th and 15th centuries. The list of known Rectors dates from 1279 and there was a church on that site before, although no description of it survives. The church was altered during the Victorian years and extensively restored by Viscount Hambledon between 1916-1918.
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Photograph © Mike Rego 2014
 
We are part of the Benefice ofMoretonhampstead together with the churches at Lustleigh and Manaton and the chapel at Doccombe.Currently, we hold 2 services a month on the first and third Sundays. The first Sunday being an informal worship service held at 10.00 am and the third Sunday in the month we celebrate Holy Communion at 9.30 am. We also organise events and services to mark significant dates in the church calendar such as Mothering Sunday, Rogation Sunday, Harvest Festival and a Nativity service as well as Easter and Christmas services. Details of upcoming services and events are posted on the church gate and in the porch
 
Our church is always open for visitors and you are very welcome to come in at any time and enjoy the special atmosphere of this lovely building. If you are a musician please feel free to play the piano and if you would like to try out the organ please contact a church warden for the key to the organ loft.
 
Our incumbent is the Reverend Prebendary Simon Franklin 01647 441413 
safranklin@btinternet.com
 
 
Churchwardens are Sarah Rego 01647 441096  and Sarah Shorthouse 0790 4228035

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