Three Rivers Mission Community

About us

The building is a large 13th Century church known as the ‘Cathedral of the South Hams’.  The gathering of Christians at St Peter’s is centered on public worship, mainly on Sundays. The styles vary between traditional and more modern with hymns/songs which are used with sensitivity to those styles. The types of services are being further developed to be made more appropriate to the needs of the people in the village. The church building is used for a  visiting Post Office on a Thursday morning at 10.30am.

The Christian festivals are celebrated in the church, including Easter, Pentecost, Harvest and Christmas. At other times Bible Studies, during Lent and Advent, bring people together, in homes, to study the Word of God.  It is expected that these events will be expanded in the future for mutual support and encouragement. The basis of the Christian faith will be further explored as we also seek to include those who do not normally attend church services. Indeed everyone is welcome to all of the activities of the church.

The building is not always comfortable, especially in winter, and thus we are seeking to raise finance to provide adequate heating for church services and other activities in the church. The bells are a welcome addition to call us to Sunday services and to weddings as well as funerals; they are requiring restoration and refurbishment and members are raising funds to pay for this. The Christian Fellowship in the village is part of the Three Rivers Mission Community and we look forward to stronger ties with the other parishes to encourage each other in developing our Christian Faith. Church members are actively involved in all aspects of village life, including the history group and gardening club, the school, various shows and special events in the village hall. 

Churchwarden: Sue Johns and Jeremy Wells


Safeguarding Representatve:  Norma Roe Tel: 01752 896432

Rector Revd David Sayle Email:

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Messy Church in Ugborough!

Every 4th Sunday of the month 4.30pm at Ugborough Church Crafts, songs, stories followed by party tea. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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People give to our church in a wide variety of ways, if you are able to join in and support our rural church financially we would be hugely grateful.

Data Protection

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter, Ugborough is committed to safeguarding your privacy. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Peter Ugborough collects, uses and is responsible for personal information about you. Please read the enclosed Privacy Notice carefully in order to understand how your information will be treated. It also explains your rights in relation to your personal data and how to contact us.


The Parish Giving Scheme

How can the Parish Giving Scheme work for you?

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Bellringers - Ugborough

We practise at 7.30 pm on Thursdays and ring at 9.00 am Sundays for the church services.


Ugborough Village

The village is a thriving village with a church, two pubs,a football club,a village hall, a preschool and a primary school.

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All Age Worship

The All Age Service held on the first Sunday of the month, is a short, informal Service of the Word.


Outline History of St Peter, Ugborough

We do not know when the first parish church was built at Ugborough. There may have been a church here in the Anglo-Saxon period before the Norman Conquest, but nothing remains. There was a church with a priest in the village by 1121, when the right to appoint to the living of Ugborough (known as the advowson) was granted to Plympton Priory, Plymouth. This was confirmed in 1176 a letter of John, bishop of Exeter, to Martin, prior of Plympton convent.

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Post Office, Ugborough Church

Ugborough Church hosts a Post Office every Thursday morning 10am - 1pm.

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