Exe Valley Mission Community
St Margarets Church in Templeton

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Welcome to Templeton

St Margaret's Church is situated in the middle of the village and serves a rural community of about 110 people. The parish of Templeton is in the Exe Valley group of churches. There are usually three services per month and a toddler service once a quarter.

St Margaret's was built in the late 13th cntury for the Knights Templar returning from the Holy Land, hence the name Templeton. It started as a chapel attached to Witheridge. It fell into disrepair and was beautified in 1740. However, within a hundred years it was in need of major repair again. In 1878 this work was completed. The building is now in good decorative order.


  • Parking – roadside parking near the church.

Church Wardens:

William Withers
Call: 01884 253030 or Email: william@williamwithers.co.uk

Reg Coffin
Call: 01884 860246 or Email: sueandreg.coffin@fhsinternet.com

Regular clubs/ groups

Yoga Group: every Tuesday from 3.30pm to 5.00pm at Templeton Village Hall. Contact Laurel at: joeandlaurel@ymail.com

Garden Group: This is restarting from April as the weather improves. For information about the next date and venue, contact Ginah on 01884 253552.

Book Group: This is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 3pm at Templeton Village Hall. Contact Julie on 01884 233507.

Art Classes: At Templeton Village Hall. These classes are held every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm, until Tuesday May 23rd 2023. For more information contact Laurel at joeandlaurel@ymail.com .  

Knit and Natter: Held on the last Friday of each month at St Margaret’s Church between 10.30am and 12 midday – bring any knitting, sewing or repair work or just come for a cuppa! Contact Bindy: 01884 860655.

Social Club: The Village Hall bar is open every Monday and Saturday evening from 8pm until 11pm. But the hall is there for us all to use and enjoy at any time. As the weather gets warmer you may like to make use of the outside barbecue. Just call Bindy first to check that there isn’t already a booking on that day: 01884 860655.


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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 - Mr Costa Nassaris 01392 294969 / 07809 33950
  • Assistant Safeguarding Adviser - James May 01392 294969

For more information about the Exeter Diocesan Team, please see the Diocese Website.

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.