St Mary’s Memory Bank

Tell us your story

Share your memories of our beautiful church at the heart of the town and become part of this exciting heritage project.

Totnes Heritage Trust is launching an exciting and ambitious project to create a giant audio visual timeline made up of your memories of St Mary’s Church.


If you have a special memory, of a wedding or a festival, of music, Christmas, Easter, the children’s corner, of enjoying a social occasion, or simply of a quiet moment you remember in this beautiful building, then let us know.

We want to collect memories across all the generations, from young and old, and let us know too if you have stories about your ancestors. Let us know if you have any photographs that might be of interest. We may be in touch to ask for more information unless you state otherwise.


If you don’t want to write your memory yourself, then please get in touch and we will be very happy to help.


Join in this great project. Send your memories to

See these PDF documents for more news and updates on the project...

An invitation

Why not become a member and be part of this exciting historic initiative? Membership is free, no strings attached, and you will receive regular updates, invitations to events and to the annual general meetings.


Telephone Lynne Birch, Hon Secretary on 07814 002651 or email

Send us your name, address and telephone number/s along with your email address and we’ll add your details to our membership list.

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Services at St Mary's Church Totnes

We regret to announce that no services are currently running due to Covid restrictions. The church is, however, open for private prayer. Please respect social distancing guidelines.

Normal run of events:

Sunday services 

  • 8.00am Eucharist​​

  • 11.15am Sung Eucharist

  • 6.30pm 1st Sunday Sung Compline

  • 6.30pm 3rd Sunday Sung Evensong

Weekday services 

  • 7.45am Tuesday and Thursday: early morning prayers

  • 10.30am Midweek Eucharist: Every Wednesday

The Church is open all day for prayer from 8.45am to 5pm (4pm in the winter months) and the Side Chapels are reserved for prayer and contemplation.