Welcome to St. Brannock's Church
St Brannock’s is situated in the village of Braunton in North Devon. The church lies on the outskirts of the village, the centre of which migrated slightly southwards as it grew into one of the largest villages in England. The parish Church now has some 8,000 parishioners in its care.
The diversity of the parish is well reflected in the people attending worship, who are a welcoming and all-encompassing group of people. As the parish Church, we are accessible for all who live in Braunton, its surrounding villages and hamlets who are in search of our form of worship and who might like to join us. Service Times at St Brannock’s and St Anne’s are listed below. Also, our Church buildings are normally open each day if you would like to pay a passing visit.Contact us here
We hope that you will find here a friendly and welcoming church, either as a seeker, visitor or regular member of the congregation here at St. Brannock’s or St. Anne's.
Following our 9:45am Sunday service and our 10am Wednesday service refreshments are served in St. Brannock’s Rooms.
Sundays at St. Brannock’s
- 8:30am Said Eucharist
- 9:45am Parish Eucharist
Wednesdays at St. Brannock’s
- Said Eucharist 10:00am Wednesday, 4th Wednesday with Healing
Sundays at St.Anne's Saunton
- 11am Morning prayer (1st Sunday in month)
- 11am Eucharist (3rd Sunday in month)
- 11am Matins (Book of Common Prayer) (5th Sunday in month)
- 1st Thursday 11:30am Harriet Nanscawen Nursing Home
- 2nd Thursday 11:30am Tyspane Nursing Home
- PCC Meetings preceded by Said Eucharist dates vary
Other regular activities at St. Brannock’s
- Choir Practice Fridays 7:30pm in St. Brannock’s
- Bell Ringing Practice 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7:30pm in St. Brannock’s church.
For further information please contact the Parish Office on 01271 813367
SAFEGUARDING IN THIS PARISH
If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
The Parish Safeguarding Representative is
She can be contacted on telephone 01271 814082
The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details - https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.
Directions to St Brannock's
Take the road out of Ilfracombe (A361) via Mullacott Cross, passing landmarks such as the Foxhunters pub and garage and the village of Knowle. After a total of approximately 7 miles you will come into the village of Braunton, as you you approach
30 mph sign you will see the Fire Station on your right hand side take the left hand turning opposite into Church Street,then a sharp left into the St. Brannock's Rooms car park (cream and green building with a wall and railing looking a bit like a School) Walk up the street from there over the river bridge and you will find the gates to the Churchyard. Go up the path and round to the front south porch* through the half glazed doors push open the large oak door in front of you, you are here,Welcome!
Take the Ilfracombe road out of Barnstaple (A361) and after approximately four miles you will enter the village of Braunton. Keeping to the same road drive through the village centre and after the traffic lights keep looking to your left when you see the Fire Station take the right hand turning into Church Street, then a sharp left into the St. Brannock’s Room’s car park (cream and green building with a wall and railing, looking a bit like a School). Walk on up the street from there, over the river bridge and you will find the gates to the Churchyard. Go up the path and round to the front south porch* through the half glazed doors push the open large oak door in front of you, you are here. Welcome!
*For some services such as funerals, and in the heat of summer we open the west door,that’s the first door that you see along the churchyard path. This will normally be obvious as the half timbered gates of that porch will be open.
Easter and Holy Week Services
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES
Palm Sunday April 14th
8.30am Said Eucharist at St Brannock’s
9.45am Palm Sunday procession and Parish Eucharist
at St Brannock’s
Monday April 15th
7.00pm Evening Prayer at St Brannock’s
Tuesday April 16th
11.30am Sung Eucharist at St Brannock’s
Wednesday April 17th
10.00am Said Eucharist at St Brannock’s
Maundy Thursday April 18th
7.30pm Sung Eucharist of the Last Supper, procession to the Altar of Repose, Watch of Prayer at St Brannock’s
Good Friday April 19th
10.30am Stations of the Cross at St Brannock’s
2.00pm Liturgy of the Day at St Brannock’s
Holy Saturday April 20th
9.00pm Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter at
St Brannock’s followed by a celebration with ‘bubbly and cake’
Easter Day April 21st
8.30am Said Eucharist at St Brannock’s
9.45am Easter Eucharist with baptism at St Brannock’s
11.00am Easter Eucharist at St Anne’s