Current Projects

FoSP has started a major new project to enhance and manage St Peter's churchyard to create a pleasant and reflective place, for the whole Stoke Fleming community and visitors to the village.  We intend to improve the biodiversity of this special area, concentrating on accessibility and sustainability, by managing our churchyard for the enjoyment of nature. 


For full details of the project, and to see how you can help, see the Stoke Fleming Living Churchyard page.  






The next project to be undertaken is a renovation of the church kitchen and installation of a disabled WC.  For more details see the Kitchen and WC project page.


We are planning to upgrade and re-surface the path between the War Memorial and the Coffin Walk gate.  This path is currently badly restricted on width by encroaching undergrowth, and the tarmac is badly damaged.


We plan to make it wide enough for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and re-surface with porous bonded resin.

See the Footpath Upgrade page

Future Projects


We want to provide additional seating in the churchyard, for rest and contemplation.  The first addition will be a special "story-telling" seat to provide an attractive focal point for special stroies for the children of Stoke Fleming Primary School.

Completed Projects

Lighting was installed to floodlight the tower and East side of the Church in May/June 2022 in time for the Queen's Platinum celebrations.

There'd been floodlighting some years back but it had long been dismantled due to it's age.

The new floodlighting is LED and will only be used very occasionally in order to avoid light pollution and wildlife disturbance.


A new aluminium flagpole was erected in January 2022. The old wooden flagpole had rotted and could no longer be used.

The Union flag is flown on important Royal celebrations, Commonwealth Day, Remembrance Day and Armistice

St. George's flag is flown on Easter Sunday, St. George's Day and Christmas Day


FoSP paid £3,026 for the project, 


Refurbishment of the remaining stained-glass windows was completed in January 2021. 


FoSP contributed a further £10,000 to the project, which included removal of the metal grilles from the exterior and renovation of the surrounding stonework.

Renovation of church windows - 2017

The four most severely corroded windows in the south wall were removed, cleaned and renovated, and the stone surrounds repaired.


£9,000 was contributed by FoSP towards this project

Redecoration of Church Vestry for new Rector, Rev Alison Shaw.  September 2016.



Renovation of tower clock

Completed September 2016

FoSP contributed £15,000




Replacement weathervane

September 2015