Exe Valley Mission Community
St Mary the Virgin Church in Calverleigh

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Welcome to Calverleigh

The PCC have resolved that St Mary the Virgin, Calverleigh should remain closed for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 situation and because of ongoing work being carried out at this time. This resolution will be reviewed on 7th August.

As a part of this process we have completed a risk assessment.

We are a small, faithful and welcoming congregation, of all ages and with a good community spirit, holding varied weekly worship including morning and evening prayer, communion, family, lay-led services and an annual open-air service. Each year we hold a day of prayer, which is 12 hours of continuous prayer for the local community and the needs of the wider world. We also have a small choir and a bell ringing team who ring occasionally.

Along with members from the other mission community churches, we actively support the toddler group, praise party and adult bible study groups.

We also hold an annual Autumn fayre, duck race, produce show and other social events throughout the year for both the church and the parish.

This church building was built in the reign of Edward III, in about 1337. Though the nave and tower (with six bells) were built during the 14th Century, the south aisle, as it is today, was not built until the early 16th century.

The church, set in tranquil woodland, is a haven for wildlife, with a pond at the bottom of the churchyard.

Church Service Times for Calverleigh

Facilities and Accessibility

Parking - We have a small car park, beside the church, but there is also plenty of parking at the Village Hall.

Toilets - Available in the Village Hall, if you need access please ask a church warden.

Disabled Access - There are a couple of small steps at the entrance to the church. A ramp is available for wheelchair users upon request.

How to find us

Church Wardens

Aubrey Goldsworthy
Call: 01884 255248 or Email: thegoldsworthy@yahoo.co.uk

Jackie Herniman
Call: 01884 255814 or Email: jmherniman@talktalk.net


If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the action of someone working with children and vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Cindy Trick is the Mission Community Safeguarding Representative. She can be contacted on 01363 866621 or cindy@trickfamily.eclipse.co.uk.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team are:

  • Safeguarding Adviser - Charlie Pitman 01392 345909
  • Assistant Safeguarding Adviser - Phill Parker 01392 294969

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening you can call Childline on 0800 1111. Please see our Safeguarding page for full information and policies.