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Exbourne Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin

Serving the community of Exbourne and outlying areas

Greetings…

From Reverend Leigh Winsbury

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Team Vicar:
Reverend Leigh Winsbury

Why not take a moment to consider your faith?

Faith Guide
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Regular Church Services at Exbourne Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin

Church Services
Holy Communion
Morning Prayer
Messy Church

Other Services include an Annual Community Service, a Pet Blessing Service, Mothering Sunday, Harvest Service, Remembrance Sunday, Crib Service, Carol Service, Midnight Holy Communion.

Church Services Calendar & other Church events

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Wise words from figures in history…

Notable Quotes
Notable Quotes…
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The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly through the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together like brothers.

Martin Luther King

Contact the Exbourne Church team

Reverend Leigh Winsbury

Team Vicar: Reverend Leigh Winsbury

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Churchwarden & Admin: Lorraine Aagaard

Telephone: 01837 851246

Michael Winter

Safeguarding: Michael Winter

All safeguarding enquiries are treated with absolute privacy and discretion.

Telephone: 01837 851718

Michael Winter

Lay Clergy: Canon Prof Michael Winter OBE

Telephone: 01837 851718

Reverend Gillian George

Team Curate: Reverend Gillian George

Help for Visitors

Opening Times, Accessibility, Worship, & MUSIC & ABOUT THE BUILDING

Regular opening times

All year round during daylight hours

Accessibility

Removable ramp to allow Wheelchair access – see below

The ramp is required to gain entry from the porch into the Nave

Assistance dogs welcome

We hold a Pet Blessing Service every year which is well attended with a variation of animals!

A disabled toilet is available in our local shop, The Burrow

St. Mary’s is not easily accessible for Wheelchairs

There is a ramp that can be put in place by Churchwarden or Members of the Church to help Wheelchair users to access the Church.

We do not have a toilet in the Church

No hearing induction loop

We do not have a car park and parking is restricted on the roads near the Church

Our local Playing Field, a short walk away from the Church has a Car Park which can be used for larger Services, ie Weddings etc.

Worship & Music

Bell Ringing

Click here for more about bell ringing.

Organ & Electric Piano

We do not have a regular organist. Our weekly Services will have Music from CDs.

Common Worship

Traditional Worship

We do not have a Choir

About the building & grounds

Listed

We have a large Churchyard that is kept mown during the Summer months; we still have burial spaces and Ashes Interment area; the school use an area in the Churchyard for wildlife and recreation purposes, there is a gateway into the school yard from the Churchyard.

Bell ringing & Choirs

Bell ringing

We have bells that ring for services and practice is on a Tuesday night.

Find the Church & more information

Exbourne Church
Exbourne
Okehampton
Devon EX20 3SQ

Church hall hire

Apologies, we do not have a church hall for hire.

Events & activites

Exbourne Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin history

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Safeguarding Policy

We take the safety of everybody in these parishes very seriously.

If you or someone you know is being abused, is at risk of being abused, or presents a risk to others, or if you have concerns but are not sure, our Safeguarding Advisor is here to give advice and support in confidence.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Michael Winter, Telephone 01837 851718, Email

You can also contact the Diocese of Exeter Safeguarding Team on safeguardingenquiry@exeter.anglican.org or phone 01392 294929.

If there is an immediate risk of harm to you or anyone else please call 999 and report your concern to the police.

Our full safeguarding policy is explained here on this page, along with information about a range of local and national organisations that can help.