Welcome to St Michael's Church, Otterton, Devon
The Raleigh Mission Community is the Church of England community serving the people of Budleigh Salterton, East Budleigh and Otterton, and the surrounding hamlets in our corner of East Devon. Our vision is ‘To know and worship God, to show his love by reaching out into the community, and welcoming all into his church.'
We have recently been successful in our bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and received a grant which will help safeguard the future of our beautiful church - Read about Space, our Community project here
From 9th October, the Raleigh Mission Community is in a period of Vacancy as we go through the recruitment process for a new vicar. During this period the Venerable Dr Trevor Jones, who was until recently Archdeacon of Hertford in the St Albans Diocese and who now lives at Lympstone, will have pastoral oversight of the Mission Community. He will be supporting the churchwardens of the parishes who are in charge during this period of Vacancy. Some of you will already know Dr Trevor Jones as he has been taking services in our churches over the past few months. He can be contacted via the Raleigh Mission Community Office or directly - see our contacts page.
Our Church is currently closed
Due to major building works Otterton Church is closed to the public, apart from Sunday services and funerals, until the end of November 2017.
Morning Prayer at Otterton
During the building work Morning Prayer (9.30am each Thursday) will take place at various venues around the village. Please contact Anne Radcliffe 01395 568059 for more details.
A collection of Poems, prayers and psalms, has been published by Di Bagshawe, of Fore Street, to help Otterton’s SPACE (St Michael’s Parish and Community Endeavour) appeal.
Di, who already has work published in several anthologies and the religious magazine Triumph Herald, moved to Budleigh three years ago when one of her three daughters was living in the town and is a member of the town’s film club the Otter Valley Association and an active congregation member at St Peter’s Church. She said: “I find Otterton church fascinating, its history and the French names in the graveyard intrigue me. It’s wonderful to able to help, in some way, to save it.”
Priced £4.50, Introspection is on sale at The Fairlynch Museum, East Budleigh Community Shop and Otterton Community Shop.