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About Us

Pip & Jim’s is the Parish Church for the harbour area of Ilfracombe, Chambercombe, Hele and the surrounding area. We offer a modern, informal style of worship and Bible based teaching which is relevant to everyday life. We are learning together what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Why not come and join us? 

What to expect on a Sunday Morning

On a Sunday morning, If you come by car, you can park in our car park outside Church, and you can expect to be greeted by a friendly face at the door. The service will usually include a time of sung worship with a live worship team, one or two readings from the Bible, and a talk seeking to link what the Bible says with our own daily lives. We pray for the needs of the world and our local community, and love to pray individually with all who ask us to. We are longing to see lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Children are always welcome; they are part of the family. During school term times, after the first part of the service, those under the age of 11 can go across the road to our Community Centre for their own, age-related activities, except when the service is 60 Minute Church – designed for people of all ages to enjoy together.

Activities During The Week

During the week several small groups meet in homes to share in fellowship, worship God, study the Bible, discuss a great variety of subjects from a Christian point of view and care for each other. Prayer is really important to us, and many members of the church meet together in church on the first Wednesday of each month. See our calendar for details of other prayer events.


Pip & Jim’s was built in 1857. At that time it was the second Church of England church in the town, intended to reach out to the sailors and fishermen in the harbour area, residents in the Chambercombe area on the east side of Ilfracombe and the neighbouring village of Hele, and the increasing number of holidaymakers who were arriving. This hasn’t changed a great deal. The fishing industry has declined (though it’s still here), and the harbour now supports a great variety of commercial and leisure activities.


We hope to see you soon