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 launched an appeal to safeguard the future of our beautiful church - Read about our Community project here
Church 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.
STOP PRESS: Flower festival 2017 cancelled
This is due to the major building works which will start very soon. This is a disappointment and will leave a big hole in the fund-raising budget so if anyone is able to organise a fundraising event in aid of the church to help cover this unexpected loss of income please contact Jane Smith. We hope to organise an event towards the end of the year to celebrate the completion of the works, and we look forward to our next Flower Festival in another year.
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.