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..

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Please note masks must be worn and all rules observed

NAMES and contact details will be collected. you will be shown to your seat where you must remain until shown up

for Communion

At the end of the service please wait to be shown out



OR EMAIL [email protected]


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. 

Regular services We regret this pattern of services is not occuring at the present time

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)

St. Anne's Saunton

Monthly services 

  • 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.

Bell Ringing

For further information please contact the Parish Office on 01271 813367


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.