Thorverton Parish Church


Welcome to the Parish Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Thorverton, EX5 5NU


The largest and by far the oldest building in the parish, the Church overlooks the former Saxon 'burgh' and later market place now known as 'the Berry' or 'Bury'. The Church is dedicated to Thomas Becket, the 12th century archbishop who was murdered in his cathedral church.

More information about the church (including interior photographs) is available as an Adobe ‘pdf’ file, Please click here

 Thorverton Church Choir and Instrumental Group



We have a church choir with 20 or so members, adults and younger people, some of whom robe in the traditional way. We enjoy singing music together from many ages and of many styles. We like to sing canticles, psalms and responses at services such as Evensong and Mattins, anthems and hymns at regular Sunday morning services, as well as worship songs, spirituals, rounds, Taizé music and songs from around the world.

We sing at a morning service twice a month and also at weddings, funerals, festivals and concerts when invited. Membership is open to everyone – there are no auditions. The choir practises on two Thursday evenings a month at Thorverton Church. We are always happy to welcome new singers. Just before Christmas, some 15 – 20 ‘extras’ join us for our Service of Lessons and Carols.

Our church instrumental group plays at all family services and some special services too. Again, there are no auditions. There are junior-aged members, teenagers and adults. We usually practise three quarters of an hour before each service. New members are always welcome – all types of instruments are included.

More information about the choir from :

Heather Kershaw  Choir Director and Accompanist/Organist  01392 860419

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More information about the instrumental group from :

Lorraine Colebrook 01392 861019


Services at Thorverton

Details of services are published each month in our newsletter, In Touch

Please note that Morning Prayer at Thorverton ceases from 1 March 2015.

East Devon Arts Festival

Please click here for details of the annual arts festival held at Thorverton Church


Please click here for contacts in Thorverton

Further information


More information about the parish, including details of availability of parish records etc is available on the Genuki website.

Back-issues of the parish magazine ‘Focus on Thorverton’ are available online – click here.

A history of the parish of Thorverton and Internet links are available on Wikipedia.