There has been a church on the present site for over a thousnd years, in its present form dating from the 15th century.
It has magnificent stained glass windows designed by Sir John Piper, the previous windows were destroyed as a result of bombing in WW2 and those windows replaced the original windows which were destroyed in the Civil War.
Catherine of Aragon landed at Plymouth on her way to marry Henry VIII and took mass there. Sir Francis Drake was a regular worshiper when not at sea, and the tower was a welcome sight when approaching Plymouth from the sea.
The organ is probably the finest in the south west, and it is worth a visit just to hear it.