St Mary

Totnes, Devon


St Mary

The church of St Mary has been the site of Christian worship in Totnes since the tenth century. It is the oldest building in Totnes still in use for its original purpose. It was restored and enlarged in the nineteenth century by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Its significance is recognised by a Grade I listing and the designation of part of the churchyard as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The church is currently on Historic England’s Heritage At Risk register, with its floor in a dangerous condition. When this is fixed, St Mary’s will be able to install new facilities to create a fully flexible place of worship and community space in the centre of Totnes, which will include toilets, catering facilities, improved accessibility, new heating, flexible seating, and a new lighting system. The National Churches Trust’s Project Development Grant will help the church to plan the substantial restoration, refurbishment, and reordering.

  • Church of England

  • Project Development Grant, £10,000, 2016

  • Our Project Development Grants funded churches developing building projects to help keep churches open.

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