Ermington Parish Church

Ermington Church

Ermington gave its name to a Hundred and there was probably a church on the present site from Norman times, although it would have been much smaller than the present one.
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There is some Norman stonework between the porch and the present tower but there was only a single central aisle and a lower chancel than there is today, as can be seen from the roof plates above the Choir stalls.   In the 14th century, the Norman tower was demolished and a new one built where it still is, but without a spire. The north and south aisles were also added and, in the 15th century, the Lady Chapel and spire were built.  The North Transept was added in the 16th Century.    An illustrated guide to the Church can be downloaded here and copies are also available at the back of the Church, which is open every day.
In 1991 the Parish of Ermington was joined with the neighbouring village of Ugborough to form the United Benefice of Ermington and Ugborough. This is now part of the Three Rivers Mission Community, which also includes the parishes of Diptford, Halwell, Harberton, Harbertonford and Moreleigh.  At the present moment the Mission Community is without a full time Rector, but during the interregnum, the Revd Caroline Luff (an Assistant Priest) is responsible for all the parishes in the Community.
There is a regular pattern of Sunday services in Ermington Church.  As a general rule on the first Sunday in the month there is Sung Eucharist at 11 am; on the second Sunday there is Family Communion at 9.30 am, followed by Matins at 11 am; on the third Sunday there is Sung Eucharist at 11 am and on the fourth Sunday there is Sung Eucharist at 11 am.  Full information on the services is published in the Church Newsletter, the Parish Magazine and details are also posted on the notice board in the Church porch.
For a full guide to the church see HERE.
To go the church website click HERE.