Thank you for visiting the website of St Mary’s Church. A very warm welcome to you!

At the heart of who we are is Jesus, ‘who came to bring life in all its fullness’. (John 10:10) This is a life of freedom, joy, and loving service. I feel honoured to be the Team leader of St Marys Church and this Mission Community where our vision is to ‘seek first the Kingdom of God’ (Matthew 6:33)

Whatever brings you to St Mary’s, whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are very welcome. Do come and ‘say hello’!

Every blessing, Reverend Claire Rose-Casemore (Team Rector)


To find out more about our services, including our 9:30am Sunday Worship, please click here.

About Us

St Mary’s is the Parish Church of Bideford and offers all who enter through its doors the warmest of welcomes. More…

Holy Grounds Monthly Cafe

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month (10:30-12:30) for free tea, coffee, cake and a chat. More info here.

Community Groups

As the Parish Church, St Mary’s is deeply entwined with the community it serves. Find out more about its work here.

Church Family

We are blessed with a truly diverse church family; from young to old, a mix of worship styles and a host of activities, groups, and clubs. Learn more here.


If you would like to donate to the work of St Mary’s, please click here.


Are you thinking about a Christening service at St Mary’s? All are welcome & we would love to share in your day.


Are you thinking about tying the knot with the person of your dreams? St Mary’s is an amazing, spiritual and special place in which to start your married life together.


In the saddest of times we will offer you and your loved ones care and compassion. We will ensure your needs are listened to in the most sensitive manner. More information here.


St Mary’s are embarking on an ambitious plan to make the church fit for the 21st century with a new accessible entrance, a flexible worship space and a new kitchen to name just a few items on our wish list. Find out more…

Verse of the Day


The 5 parishes of the Bideford and 4 parishes Mission Community (Bideford, Landcross, Littleham, Monkleigh and Weare Giffard) have adopted the House of Bishop’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church;  Safeguarding Policy Statement‘.  

Signed copies may be found on display at each of our churches, and the St Mary’s Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

If you are concerned about a child or vulnerable adult, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team:

Whilst it is normal for people to report concerns to the Diocese, it is possible to contact the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Team who can be contacted at safeguardingEO@churchofengland.org. Read the complaints handling policy and procedure for the NCIs (National Church Institutions) and associated privacy notice.

You may also report concerns to:

Concerns About Children

  • Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):  0345 155 1071
  • Plymouth Children’s Services: 01752 308600 (Out of hours: 01752 346784)
  • Torbay Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 01803 208100
  • NSPCC confidential helpline:  0800 389 5344
  • Childline:  0800 11 11

Concerns About Adults

  • Devon – Care Direct: 0345 155 1007
  • Plymouth Adult Services: 01752 668000 (Out of hours: 01752 346984)
  • Torbay Safeguarding Adults Team: 01803 219700

Domestic Abuse

  • Devon Domestic Abuse Service:  0345 155 1074
  • Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service:  01752 252033
  • Torbay Domestic Abuse Service:  01803 698869

Rape Crisis

  • Devon & Torbay:  01392 204174
  • National:  0808 802 9999
  • Devon & Torbay:  01392 204174

Modern Slavery

Sally Strutt
  • Immediate danger:  999
  • Suspicious activity:  101
  • For advice call The Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or The Salvation Army on 0800 303 8151

Sally Strutt, a Church Warden for St Mary’s, is our Parish Safeguarding Representative.

In the first instance, Sally can be reached in the strictest confidence by email at sallypaul@btinternet.com.