Marldon Church

Church Hill, Marldon, Paignton, Devon TQ3 1SL

Welcome to Marldon Church

Marldon ChurchWe form part of the Totnes Team of nine churches, which offers a wide range of opportunities to journey in community and to grow in faith through traditional and informal worship.

If there is a particular matter that we can help you with, whether that is planning a christening, wedding or funeral or joining one of our groups or if you’d like to hear more about the charitable work we do locally, nationally and internationally, please take a look around our website or contact us.

Whether you are new in faith or whether you have been a Christian for many years we recognise that growing in faith and being transformed by the knowledge of God’s unconditional love for each of us is a lifetime’s journey. We are companions on the way, learning from and with each other and supporting each other through the ups and downs of life.

If you come along to a service do introduce yourself – and please join us for coffee in the Village Hall afterwards.


Sundays at 10am

Marldon ChurchHoly Communion (1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays)

Village Worship (2nd Sunday)

Junior Church is in the Community Room at the Village Hall every Sunday.

Refreshments in the Village Hall are available after every service.

5th Sundays: Team Service. The next one will be on Sunday 31st December at 10.30am, location to be advised.

For details of Zoom and Phone-in services please get in touch with the Totnes Team.


The Church is open for visitors and private prayer every day from 10am-5pm.

We also have a number of ways in which we can be together, as well as on Sundays.

Click here for details of other services and events

All are welcome

Advent & Christmas

‘Follow the Star’ Advent Trail

Spot the new Advent ‘Window’ each day through Advent around the village. The trail starts at Ye Olde Smokey House on the 1st December, then each day another ‘window’ will be illuminated with decorations up until the 24th December, where the Trail will reach the Village Church.
So pop out each day to look as the trail gets longer (so only 1 window on the 1st, 2 on the 2nd …..) or wait until after the 24th to follow the Stars around the whole trail.

And follow the whole trail up until 12th Night.

Happy Advent! Enjoy!


Advent Quiet Morning   
Holding Light in the Darkness is the theme of the Totnes Team Advent Quiet Morning on Thursday 7 December from 10am-1pm at Dartington Church Hall in Dartington. Led by Revd Jane and Richard Frost, the morning will offer space and time to reflect on Advent and preparing for Christmas. There will be two short talks, times of silence and prayer.
All are welcome and please contact Richard if you would like to come – 01803 525171 or

Adult Craft Gathering Thurs 7th Dec 7pm in church with mulled wine based around the theme of stars.
Carol Singing Sat 16th Dec 10am-12 noon outside the local shops: for charity.
Children & Families Christmas Star Craft Morning on Tues 19th Dec 10am -12noon in Church. Take away what you make! No charge. Donations welcome.

Christmas Services
Mon 18th Dec 7pm Community Carol Service with mulled wine & mince pies
Christmas Eve 3pm Christingle Service
Christmas Eve 11pm Holy Communion
Christmas Day 10am Family Communion


Prayer treeIf you would like prayer for yourself, someone else or for a situation that concerns you, please add a leaf to our prayer tree. We will pray for you in our services and as individuals.

And feel free to light a candle for someone. Stay a while and think of them.



Supporting the Church

St John Baptist Church is dependent on the generosity of those who worship here, live locally or visit our lovely church. Your donations will support our ministry and mission, and also help with the day to day aspects of looking after the building – and take a look to find out other ways of supporting the church including A Taste of Marldon and Compton – a book of delicious recipes!

Click here to make a donation

Thank you



“If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.

Should you wish to read the Parish Safeguarding Policy and supporting documentation in full, please contact Stephanie Webb.