Exe Valley Mission Community
St Catherines church in Withleigh

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Welcome to St Catherine, Withleigh

COVID-19 Update: St Catherines is having weekly condensed Sunday Services each Sunday. You will need to book your place in advance and please see our risk assessment here, for details.

Built by the Carpenter family, and opened in 1847 as a chapel in the parish of Tiverton. The site was formerly that of a medieval chapel of ease, the remains uncovered during excavation for the present building. Extensively repaired and modernised in the 1960s, with lowered ceiling, strip lighting, and a new vestry. The organ is an historically interesting instrument, having some unusual features.  A parish from 1886, and now one of nine in the Exe Valley Team. St Catherine’s is a community church which seeks to care for the members of the community who all regard it as theirs.

There are weekly services, which include Family service, Holy Communion, and Morning Worship (Service of the Word from Common Worship). We also have a fortnightly homegroup – “Walk the Talk”, which takes place on a Monday evening.

A warm Withleigh welcome is extended to all visitors to St Catherine’s.


  • Parking - limited roadside parking by the church. Use of Village Hall car park.
  • Toilets - in Village Hall.
  • Amplification in church.
  • Wheelchair ramp available.

How to find us

Church Wardens

Brenda Tucker
Call: 01884 252431 or Email: tucks@btconnect.com

Paul Iliff
Call: 01884 253473 or Email: pe.iliff@tiv.eclipse.co.uk


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.