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Holy Trinity

The imposing parish church of Weare Giffard was built in the 13th century and enhanced to its present size in the 15th century. It is one of the more important examples in North Devon of the beautiful medieval churches built in this period.

Weare Giffard, Devon

Opening times

Open 10am to 4pm everyday.


Weare Giffard
EX39 4QP

The church contains many important and classical features including the tombs and effigies of Sir Walter Giffard and his wife, dated about 1243; a medieval wall painting of St. Sebastian, an early Christian saint and martyr; imposing Jesse windows and a dominant wagon roof; finely hand carved 15th century pew ends, each one representing the major historical families of the village; a stylish chancel roof; a fascinating memorial representing three generations of the Fortescue family; and a recently installed vibrant new window designed by Ingrid Meyveart the internationally renowned Belgian glass artist.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Church of England

  • Maintenance Grant, £3,000, 2018

  • Our Maintenance Grants funded urgent maintenance projects to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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