Chapel of St James, named after the demolished chapel of Torrington Castle. This is where the original tower stood before the rebuilding of the early 19th century.
Stairs to the first floor west gallery & ringing chamber.
Tower Development from the nave (completed in 2008), showing first floor west gallery with the ringing chamber behind it.
Chancel
Font, 1914
Lectern
Ringing chamber (first floor, off of gallery) Toilets with disabled access + baby changing table Kitchen - ground floor Tower Development
Ringing chamber window
North aisle (from gallery)
The historic & famous Father Willis organ of 1864…

built by Henry Willis (1821-1901) for Sherwell Congregational Chapel in Plymouth. He was known as “Father” from 1898.


The 19th century porch by William White is in the Early English style.
War Memorial. The stained glass canopy over the war memorial contains fragments of glass from Westminster Chapter House salvaged after bomb damage.
Under the chancel arch hangs the magnificent rood installed in 2002 and formerly in St Oswald's,  Small Heath, Birmingham.
Chancel to belfry
Organ from north aisle
Children’s corner
A small Tudor room now used as a vestry survived the 1645 blast, which destroyed parts of the Church.
South aisle
Choir vestry

Church Layout (Interactive Floorplan).

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St Michael & All Angels Church, Great Torrington.

Church / Churchyard (which has been closed for burials since 1850).

The tower and spire date from 1813, about which time the old tower was taken down. The tower is the work of W.B. Cock, a local builder, who also designed the Pannier Market building.

Altar / Chancel - at the east end of the church.

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The pulpit with its carved cherubs, wreaths and gilding is typical 17th century work.


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