TORQUAY'S CHURCHES

And Other Places of Worship

So far I have identified over 60 places of worship in Torquay, these include the Church of England Parish churches, Roman Catholic Churches, Methodist, Wesleyan, Bible Christian and some smaller groups or sects.

In an attempt to record these, I have started to photograph the various building (if they still survive). Where the buildings have disappeared I will continue to try and find postcards or other photos.

I must give many thanks to David Mason for allowing me to reproduce many of the older pictures from his extensive collection.


 

There are still some chapels and churches I have not been able to find pictures of;-

All Saints, Tor - the temporary building which was replaced by the current church

St Michaels & All Angels - Pimlico, it was an extremely difficult church to photograph because of its closed in position, although I have an interior view.

St Matthews, Chelston - the temporary church in Solsbro Road, which was replaced by the current church

St Marys Mission Church in Braddons Street

St Stephens Mission Church in Swan Street

St George’s Wesleyan Chapel in Fore Street, Watcombe

Elim Chapel in Princes Road, Ellacombe- Photos now available see below

The Avenue Mission Hall in Belgrave Road

The Bible Christian Chapel in Warberry Vale, Ellacombe

One of the earliest non-conformist chapels- the chapel in the meadow (Swan Street area)

If you can help at all with any of these or any others that you find are missing I would be very grateful


INDEX and LINKS to churches, chapels etc; of various denominations

On the following pages clicking on the small image will take you to a larger image

Tormoham, Cockington & St Marychurch- the three ancient parishes

Congregational & United Reform

Roman Catholic

Wesleyan & Methodist Churches & Chapels

Parish of St John’s- Church of St John the Evangelist

Parish of St Lukes

Parish of Ellacombe

Parish of All Saints- Tormoham

Parish of All Saints- Babbacombe

Baptist chapels

Holy Trinity Church

Presbyterian Church of Scotland

Parish of St John the Baptist- Shiphay

Parish of St Martins, Barton

Parish of Upton

Parishes of Torwood & Ilsham

Parish of St Peter, Chelston

St Matthews Church, Chelston

Stark's Chapel

Plymouth Brethren

Society of Friends (Quakers)

Elim Chapel, Ellacombe

Miscellaneous - to follow

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