St. Raphael's Chapel has a small congregation but receives many visitors throughout the year, some local and some from many different parts of the world. The most frequent comment left in the Visitors' Book is about the peace and tranquility of the Chapel.
In addition to providing a place of worship, we strive to provide a place where our visitors can encounter God. Of course, the Chapel is also of interest because of its previous dual use as a schoolroom.
However, the weather conditions on Dartmoor are harsh and the building requires constant care and maintenance. The annual running costs are in the region of £2,000 a year and any repairs required are an additional cost.
We raise funds by the sale of pens, St Raphael's angels and cards. In February and March there is an amazing display of snowdrops in the church grounds. Many visitors make generous donations when they come to see the snowdrops, but we also offer snowdrops in pots which make a lovely gift for Valentine's Day.
Donations are always welcome. We are sorry that we don't offer an electronic button for donations, but cheques can be made payable to PCC Holne - St Raphael's Church and sent to the address above.
St. Raphael's Chapel