Catholic Parish of Tavistock
Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Mary Magdalen, Tavistock
Diocese of Plymouth
Note: As of 18th August there will be changes to Mass times and Sunday Mass will be at 9:00 am. Please check the Newsletter


         Sunday     9:00 am

Please download this week's Parish Newsletter for Mass times on other days of the week.

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Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Tavistock in West Devon and to the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Mary Magdalen. We are a vibrant community with parishioners of all ages participating in parish life. Many of the events are described and illustrated in the "Activities" section of this website.

We have been blessed for the past eight years in our Priest, Fr John Greatbatch who has had responsibility for the life of the Parish; and in addition who ministered to the Ordinariate at the church of St Augustine of Hippo, St Austell, Cornwall.  It was with sadness that the parish said "goodbye" to Fr. John in February 2019 as he takes his retirement and moves back to the Midlands.

The Parish welcomed our new Parish Priest Fr. Martin Stone on Sunday 3rd March when he celebrated his first Mass at our church. In August there was a reorganisation within the Diocese and Fr. Martin became Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Assumption, Tavistock; and Parish Priest of Holy Cross, Yelverton.  Fr Louis, previously Parish Priest of Holy Cross, has moved to become Private Secretary to Bishop Mark O'Toole and Parish Priest of Totnes.

The building of the Community Facilities at the west end of the church has been completed; and these were blessed by Fr. Martin on 28th July.  There just remains the re-siting of the font which will be completed by the end of August. 

The 'Ave Maria' is sung by Hannah Mayhew, and we wish to thank Hannah and Kevin Mayhew Publishers for permission to use this recording on our website.

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  Address of Our Lady and St Mary Magdalen Tavistock

Parish Priest

Fr. Martin Stone

Church Address

Callington Road
PL19 8EH

Parish Office

01822 613802


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Tavistock Parish is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth, Charity number: 213227
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