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Revd John Thompson led our service of Holy Communion on 21st August 2022. John is no stranger to St Paul's and we were pleased that he was able to be with us once again. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 21st August 2022.
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Church members Martin Grant and Jackie Passmore (centre) married in St Paul's on 7th July. The service was taken by Revd Jackie Giddings (second left) who was accompanied by Tony, her husband. Josie and Mike Foster were also present in this photo taken after the service. It was a joyful occasion! Image courtesy of Jackie Passmore 17th July 2022.
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In Brief

Next Service:

2nd October at 10:30 am.

Holy Communion
(Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity )

Diocesan Magazine

Click here to visit the Exeter Diocese website

A link to the magazine is available on the Home page.

Safeguarding

View our Safeguarding policy

Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding contacts

Recent Images Highslide JS

Revd John Thompson led our service of Holy Communion on 21st August 2022. John is no stranger to St Paul's and we were pleased that he was able to be with us once again. Image courtesy of Charles Waldron 21st August 2022.
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Church members Martin Grant and Jackie Passmore (centre) married in St Paul's on 7th July. The service was taken by Revd Jackie Giddings (second left) who was accompanied by Tony, her husband. Josie and Mike Foster were also present in this photo taken after the service. It was a joyful occasion! Image courtesy of Jackie Passmore 17th July 2022.
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Beaupel Effigies

On our Church History page, it was explained that three churches have stood on the current St Paul's site since St Kea first established his church in Landkey. At some time during the lifetime of the second church, possibly in the 13th century, the Manor of Landkey was occupied by a Sir Robert Beaupel. Sir Robert and his wife, Dame Elizabeth, are thought to have been buried within this church and were commemorated with beautifully carved effigies on their tombs (see pictures below). Sir Robert appears to wear the armour and chain mail of a crusader knight, while Dame Elizabeth's effigy is carved as though draped in a lovely ankle-length dress.

These effigies are very rare with the only other known example of a similar style being located in an Oxfordshire church. The effigies are mentioned in the Exeter Deanery documents (referred to earlier), dated 1225AD.

A third effigy, believed to be that of Lady Joan Beaupel, the daughter-in-law of Sir Robert, was also discovered in the niche of the north wall of the church relatively recently. It was in a poor condition but, thanks to a fund-raising effort in 2009, has now been restored.

Images of the Beaupel Effigies

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Effigies of Sir Robert and Dame Elizabeth Beaupel Effigy of Lady Joan Beaupel