St Michael de Rupe is our main parish church - and is one of the iconic landmarks of West Devon. Founded in 1130 by the local landowner Robert Giffard, St Michael's is the fourth smallest parish church in the UK, and is, we believe, the highest working church in England. We have a regular service of sung Evensong here at 6pm in the spring and summer, and occasional services all year round.
Although the foundation is 12th Century, most of the church as you see it today dates to the 13th and 14th centuries, when the original chantry chapel was enlarged to act as a parish church. However, the church has been continually updated over the years to meet the needs of the local community. Following major repair works in 2016, the roof has been fully refurbished, and we are now working to install electric lighting running off solar panels on the roof (sadly, the Victorian gas lamps have been condemned as unsafe) - we are currently fundraising for this, please click here if you would like to donate!