Tuesday 10th September 2024, 11:00am

Tea and Cake at Agatha's Church

Visit All Saints’ Church in Torre where Agatha Christie was baptised.

Visit All Saints’ Church in Torre where Agatha Christie was baptised.

For this very special morning, join us for coffee/tea and cake and a chance to see the actual marble font where Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was baptised on Thursday 20 November 1890.

You will also be able to sit on the family pew, explore this beautiful Anglo Catholic Church and meet Father Peter.

Festival Director, Matt Newbury will then lead a 20-minute circular walk, past the vicarage where Agatha was given ecclesiastical advice for her books, including Murder at the Vicarage. We will also pass the Greek Orthodox Church of St Andrew’s (formally St Saviour’s Church) where Agatha was a bridesmaid at her sister Madge’s wedding.
Following the walk, coffee/tea and cake will be served in the hall at All Saints’ Church. Please note, tickets include a donation to the church.


Getting to the venue

All Saints’ Church is at 4 Bampfylde Rd, Torquay TQ2 5AP. It’s a 10-15 minute walk from Torre Abbey/Torquay seafront. What3Words work.bless.lend

It is about a 10–15-minute walk from Torre Railway Station or Torquay Railway Station. Various busses go up nearby Belgrave Road. Plan your journey on the Stagecoach website.

There are a number of off road parking options nearby.


There are a couple of disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders at the church itself. There is a ramped entrance to the church and an accessible toilet available. There are a number of pews that you can rest on while exploring the church.
The walk follows pavements, but does go up a slight hill and then back down again on the return. It crosses four roads along the way, while there is a path through the churchyard of the Greek Orthodox Church.

If you have any particular access requirements or enquiries, do please get in touch and we will do whatever we feasibly can to accommodate you. Please email admin@iacf-uk.org.