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.

Templeton WardensFacilities:

  • 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 groups.

Please note that these groups are not necessarily associated with the church. We are happy to list them, but can take no responsibility for what happens at non-church run events. If any of this information is out of date, please let us know.

Last updated 12/07/2023

Art Group – Update.

The art classes were a huge success and thank you so much Lynda for leading them. As a result, it has been decided to carry on as an art group, but this time with Lynda only on hand to help when needed. The new art group meets at Templeton Village Hall fortnightly on Tuesdays 9.45 to start at 10am until 12 midday. During July and August, the art group will be on 11th and 25th July, and 8th and 22nd August. Everyone is invited. No charge.  Just bring yourselves with whatever art work you are doing or want to have a go at, with Lynda there to help if needed. Coffee and cake provided. Look forward to seeing you there.  If you want to know more, contact Lynda at newnes7@mail.com .


Yoga sessions at Templeton Village Hall, are held every Thursday from 3.30pm until 5pm.  Pat is an experienced yoga instructor based in Tiverton and can accommodate all abilities. Everyone is welcome, and Pat can adapt the class so that it can be seated for those who don't want to get on and off the floor.  Just come along to Templeton Village Hall on Thursday, wearing comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat (or a thick towel or blanket), and perhaps a bottle of water. The cost is £9 per session. If you'd like to know more, please email Laurel at joeandlaurel@ymail.com

Book Group.

The Templeton Book Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 3pm at Templeton Village Hall with coffee, tea and cake. Please contact Julie on 01884 233507 if you would like to know more. The July/August dates for the book group are 12th July and 9th August.

Knit and Natter.

Templeton Knit and Natter is on the last Friday of each month from 10.30am to 12 midday, in St Margaret’s Church, Templeton. Why not bring any of your repair work, knitting or embroidery with you, or just come along for coffee, biscuits and a chat. The next dates for Knit and Natter are 28th July and 25th August.

Templeton Village Hall and Social Club.

Please use Templeton Village Hall for any games of table tennis, darts, pool or skittles – they are all there for you to enjoy – or for a family get-together or a barbecue all set up and ready to use! Just call Bindy on 01884 860655 if you’d like the hall opened up, and to check first that there is not already a booking. The Social Club is open every Monday and Saturday evening from 8pm to 11pm – with a wide range of drinks available at very reasonable prices. Membership is only £2 a year.

Gardening Club.

Now that the summer is well under way, the garden group is in full swing. This is an opportunity for people to get together and talk gardens, help problem solve, suggest places to visit, share any other questions, eat cake and have a coffee. If you want to know more and would like to join in next time, just email Ginah at ginahpalmer@gmail.com  




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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
  • Assistant Safeguarding Adviser - Rebecca Lane
    01392 294975 / 07889 542640
    Email: rebecca.lane@exeter.anglican.org

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.