St Clement's Church
the mother church of Dartmouth, Saint Clement's Townstal where you
will find a friendly group of people who will encourage you to come
among us to worship God and join in the many and varied activities
which take place here.
St Clement's stands some 350ft above the main town, the present
fabric dates partly from the 13th Century with some Norman traces
and the building is Grade 1 listed. Of particular interest are the
High Altar which dates from James I and the font of Purbeck stone
dating from the 13th or possibly early 14th century.
The early part of the 21st century was a time when important changes
took place in St Clement's. The purpose of this 're-ordering' was
not only to conserve this historic building but also to enable it to
be a more useful and welcoming presence in the lives of the people
of our time. Removing the Victorian pews has created a bright open
space for worship, and the addition of modern facilities encourages
other community events to be held here.
The Parish Sung Eucharist takes place here on the first and third
Sunday of the month with the first Sunday being particularly family
friendly. There is a children's corner with toys and games. On
Thursdays there is a said Holy Communion Service at 9.30am, followed
by coffee for those who want to stay for a chat; light lunches are
served throughout the winter months from 12 until 1.30pm. Morning Prayer is
said on Monday and Tuesday at 8.30am and on Thursday at 8.45am. A
prayer group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm for
about 45 minutes of quiet prayer.
Full details of all services are available
here and the activities which