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

Please note MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY and Social Distancing rules observed


9.45am Parish Eucharist St Brannock's Church Braunton

Everyone is welcome


01271 814082

OR EMAIL [email protected]


If travelling any distance please ring in advance to ensure the Church is open

Please sign in and sanitise as appropriate. Masks must be worn in the Church and Social Distancing observed at all times

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. 


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

Marguerite Shapland

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

From Ilfracombe

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!

From Barnstaple

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.