St. Pancras Church

St. Pancras Church, Widecombe in the Moor

St. Pancras Church
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FairCityFrasie
Perth, UK2,091 contributions
The Village Heart
Aug 2021
Had a very peaceful wander around and inside this fairly large and simply adorned village church. Some fascinating stained glass windows and model of Old Tom Cobley and his mates en route to Widdecombe Fair (a work of passion, now fully restored and displayed in its natural home).
Written November 7, 2021
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Mike A
82 contributions
Lovely peaceful church
Aug 2021
Massive building considering the size of the village but have to admit plainer than I'd expected given that it's known as the "Cathedral of the Moors". Beautiful stained glass window of three Marys and a model of Tom Cobley and all among some of the things to see in here. Very peaceful church - door is kept shut to keep birds out. Well worth a wonder round.
Written August 20, 2021
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Steve J
United Kingdom10 contributions
Often find something different
Aug 2020 • Couples
As a Barnardo's boy the Name of this Church is evocative for me.

We love this village and potter around the Churchyard most visits, and inside when in need of a recharge.

Thank you for the peaceful moments.
Written August 19, 2020
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sarah N
Dartford, UK71 contributions
wonderfully kept church
Jul 2020
Because of Covid we were unable to enter the church but outside is well kept; we walked through the commonweatlh graveyard reading the mmeorials of those buried there...a place to pause and conider
Written August 1, 2020
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,527 contributions
Gorgeous
Feb 2020
This church is beautiful. It is huge, for such a small village. The snowdrops and primroses were out when we visited but the main beauty and interest is inside. The church offers several informative information boards. The church was hit by a devastating lightning strike in C17 and it was commemorated by the erection of huge boards describing events.

The church boasts colourful, interesting ceiling bosses and an ancient painted wooden screen into the choir. There is also a colourful, intriguing animatronic horse hosting "Uncle Tom Cobley and all". It would be fabulous to see it in operation
Written February 10, 2020
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Deborah B
Dorchester, England, United Kingdom74 contributions
Beautiful Cathedral of The Moor.
Jan 2020
I visited St Pancras, Cathedral Of The Moor on Sunday with friends. We enjoyed lunch at The Rugglestone In , then walked up into the village to see the church & village.
The side door is the entrance inside, this doorway appears to have been made a lot smaller over the time of its life. The church inside has the history on the church & surrounding area for you to see. I was surprised to see that my married name is carved into one of the tombs of the flooring.
Written January 28, 2020
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Spa10
Devon, UK262 contributions
Beautiful
Jan 2020
There is just something about this church , the cathedral on the moors that is beautiful. Have visited at so many different times of the year , it just has a pull to go in .
The recent TV series Gold Digger was so featured in and around the grounds .
Written January 10, 2020
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Maxine W
Stoke-on-Trent, UK49 contributions
Lovely
Aug 2019 • Friends
Brief stop off that was well worth it, especially if you love old historical buildings, an architectural design, lovely place an village
Written August 23, 2019
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Y7934QMrobertr
Springboro, OH98 contributions
Each parishioner knelt on a personal needlepoint cushion
Jun 2019 • Couples
A wonderful, quaint village housed a parish fair at St Pancras that day. We met a charming local girl, home from university to sell the wares from her family farm.

The church was badly damaged in the Great Thunderstorm of 1638, apparently struck by ball of lightning. An afternoon service was taking place at the time, and the building was packed with approximately 300 worshippers. Four of them were killed, around 60 injured. According to local legend, the Great Thunderstorm was caused by the village being visited by the Devil.
Written August 22, 2019
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Kelly1917
Redditch, UK211 contributions
Lovely church
Aug 2019 • Friends
The church can easily be seen from the top of the road into Widecombe. Lots of interesting things to see, including the bell clappers dating from the 17th Century storm. We also enjoyed finding the three crosses inside the church. Very nice to spend a few minutes enjoying the peaceful setting.
Written August 15, 2019
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