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THE SHIRWELL MISSION COMMUNITY

A Mission Community in the Diocese of Exeter

Until May 2020 Stoke Rivers was an independant parish of about 140 inhabitants with a small hamlet at its centre with just over 30 dwellings. Parish reorganisation saw the ecclesiastical parish of Stoke Rivers dissolved, and for it to become part of the enlarged parish of Bratton Fleming with Stoke Rivers.


St Bartholomew's is no longer classified as a parish church, but is now a Chapel at Ease in the renamed parish.


St Bartholomew's is a very simple and beautiful Grade 1 listed building, hardly changed since its foundation. it was built in the fifteenth centure in the perpendicular style. the upper section of the tower was added later. the north wall and tower still have the original 15 century windows.

Although there are no regular services at St Bartholomew's, we welcome you into the church to pray, to sit quietly in reflection, or to look around this lovely old building.

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Stoke Rivers Church 2016