Paignton (Palace Avenue) Methodist Church

Palace Avenue, Paignton, Devon, United Kingdom


Paignton (Palace Avenue) Methodist Church is a Friendly and Welcoming Church by the Gardens in the Town Centre of Paignton, Devon.  A Council car park is close by and there is on street parking (FREE on Sunday's) around the gardens in front of the church building.

Paignton (Palace Avenue) Methodist Church - TQ3 3EQ

Paignton (Palace Avenue) Methodist Church is one of three Methodist Churches in Paignton which in turn are part of the Torbay Methodist Circuit.
Paignton (Palace Avenue) Methodist Church is affiliated to Christians Together in Paignton and has enjoyed a long association with Torbay Inter-Faith Forum.

Minister - Revd Doug Rix


to provide a centre for worship and witness in Paignton for people of all ages to make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ”.


to open our church five days a week with trained listeners in attendance


to improve communication and to establish who is the community we seek to serve

Alternative Sunday Worship

 It is expected the alternative worship on the third Sunday of each month will continue for the time being. 
It is anticipated these services will include different musical styles such as songs from Iona or Taizé style whilst others may include little drama sketches or video/DVD clips.  Some may be Bible study and these will be held in the hall seated around tables.  On other occasions services may include a quiet time of meditation or reflection.

About Us

Paignton (Palace Avenue) Methodist Church has over 40 Members

We actively support LiNX a Christian Youth Trust interactive church initiative in Torbay

We also have aPalace Avenue Methodist on FacebookFacebook page

Our Facilities

  1. We have a Church, hall and meeting rooms
  2. (Find out about hiring our premises)
  3. The Church building is over 100 years old, but the hall, meeting rooms and kitchen have been modernised.
    The Church contains a small group worship area as well as a Créche area.
    We have a kitchen facility in the foyer of our Church for serving tea/coffee to passers-by.
    Our Church is recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation as a Fairtrade Church and in order to keep the Fairtrade Status our Church uses Fairtrade tea and coffee at all its services, meetings and events.

We also provide

  1. Wheel chair access to church and hall
  2. Wheel chair spaces in church
  3. Toilet facilities for the disabled
  4. Baby changing table
  5. Space for push chairs in foyer and sanctuary
  6. Activities for the very young available during morning worship
    in a carpeted creche area within the Church
  7. Induction loop sound system
  8. Large print and Braille hymn books
  9. Braille 'Good News' Bible