ALL SAINTS TORRE - TORQUAY, DEVON



Bampfylde Road, Torquay, Devon, UK.

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PCC. of All Saints Torre, Torquay

Parish Priest -
Fr.David Davies
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The parish church of Torquay's oldest parish, in the part of South Devon known as Torbay, where Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are linked as the "English Riviera".

It was designed by John Pearson and built with money from Agatha Christie's family, and is the church where Agatha Christie was baptised on November 20th. 1890 and where she worshipped as a child, the same marble font is still in use.
All Saints Torre is an Anglo Catholic Church linked to Forward in Faith and under the pastoral responsibility of the Rt.Revd. John Ford, Bishop of Plymouth.
It has always witnessed in Torbay to the full Catholic sacramental tradition and ministry of the Church of England.
At present we have an urgent Restoration Appeal to restore Agatha Christie's church.

The parish is thought to have been first established in the 6th.century when the church of St. Petroc is alleged to have been built on a site about five minutes walk from All Saints.
A church certainly did exist on that site on Tor Church Road before the 11th. century when the Premonstratensian Canons came over from France and built Torre Abbey, about 10 minutes walk away,
when it was then renamed "St.Saviour's" by theĀ monks.
It is now used by a Greek Orthodox congregation and public access is severely restricted.