About us

Great Parks is a Christian evangelical church where we meet regularly to worship and glorify God.  We are a friendly family church and would love to have you join with us.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or want to find out more about who Jesus Christ is and what it means to follow Him.

Christians have been worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ at Great Parks Chapel since 1935.  Originally a Brethren Gospel Hall, the style of public worship has changed over the years and Great Parks is now known as an independent, evangelical church.  This means the oversight and governing of the church is conducted locally by a group of leaders and the Bible is upheld as God's word and is preached faithfully every Sunday and at mid-week meetings.


On a typical Sunday morning there will be between 80 – 100 people in the chapel, many of whom participate in a mid-week Bible Study (Growth Groups).  On a Sunday evening there is a smaller congregation, usually with communion. At Great Parks the leaders recognise that many people struggle to believe the Bible is God’s word, and we attribute this largely to the teaching of evolution in schools and in the media. 


As Christians we believe and teach that God made this world simply by speaking it into existence, that mankind is made in God’s image, and that death entered the good world that God created as a result of Adam’s disobedience.  The Bible declares that God made the world in six days and rested on the seventh. 

Who's Who? 
Jonathan Drew



Jonathan has been part of Great Parks Chapel for a long time. He lives with his wife Gemma and his sons Gideon and Ezra in Paignton. 

Ray Hill



Ray lives with his wife Ivy in Paignton having moved down from London where he worked for TfL for over 30 years. 

Kevin Bartlett



Kevin has lived in the Bay all his life and runs his own shellfish business. He lives Paignton with his wife Kathryn and has two grown children. 

Children's worker
Chloe Bartlett


Chloe grew up attending Great Parks and she heads up the exciting and busy children's work that goes on throughout the week.