Read about St Winifred's Church and Music at Branscombe. The church is open daily.

Branscombe Village

Branscombe Church produces a free village magazine 11 times a year, distributed to every house in the village. It’s now available online at the top of this page, and the editor’s email can be found within the magazine.

Many aspects of village life past and present have been documented by The Branscombe Project, which puts on regular free events.



Coronavirus: please check welcome page for details of services. The church is open daily for private prayer.

Usual service pattern for St Winifred’s Parish Church Branscombe

1st Sunday  11:15   Holy Communion
2nd Sunday 11:15  Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday  11:15  Holy Communion
4th Sunday 11:15 Morning Prayer
5th Sunday  see calendar

Please check with our calendar for any changes to this pattern

Branscombe Magazine

Please click here to see the October issue of the monthly magazine with all the church and village news as well as contact details.  Please click here for the November issue.

Church Life

Monthly coffee mornings in the hall.
Branscombe Village Social Coffee Mornings take place on the first Tuesday of each month in the Branoc Hall from 10.30 to 12 o’clock.   These free events organised by St Winifred’s are well supported by people in the village meeting for coffee, biscuits, cakes & lively conversation.   Suggestions for the future included bring a quiz to share, books to exchange, surplus produce etc. with suggestions welcome. Come along and bring your friends!

Outdoor Services
Branscombe Church has a tradition of holding services outdoors (weather permitting!). The church usually holds a field service for Rogation, generally in early May. Rogation Days were traditionally a time to beat the parish bounds and ask for blessing on the crops. We celebrate too the interrelatedness of all creation.

IMG_5382 Branscombe beach service editThe Church also holds two Songs of Praise services for the whole Mission Community on the beach, one in June and one in August,

IMG_5381 Honiton band Branscombe beach editwhen we are fortunate to have the Honiton Town Brass Band.

IMG_5388 branscombe beach service 2014 editWe are grateful to the Sea Shanty for providing free parking for the congregation and shelter in the event of wet weather.

Flower Festivals
St Winifred’s has staged many flower festivals for all to enjoy. Click here to see photos of the festival in September 2014.

Other activities
Music is an important part of life at St Winifred’s – please go to the church’s music page. There is a monthly Friday afternoon Bible study group, and a range of social and fund-raising events throughout the year: please see the calendar and news posts for more information. Branscombe also shares in hosting events for the whole Mission Community, such as the Lent Course and Holy Week services.

Branscombe School
The Church has strong links with Branscombe C of E Primary School, whose values are based on a Christian ethos of trust, respect and openness. The school contributes to several services during the year, and Godly Play is a regular feature at the school.