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


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

  • Templeton Parish Safeguarding Representative: Lynda Newnes
    Contact details: 01884  881318
  • Cindy Trick is the Mission Community Safeguarding Representative. She can be contacted on 01363 866621 or cindy@trickfamily.eclipse.co.uk.
  • The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team's contact details - https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

    The Diocesan Safeguarding Team are:

    Safeguarding Adviser - Charlie Pitman 01392 345909
    Assistant Safeguarding Adviser - James May 01392 294969

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11. Please see our Safeguarding page for full information and policies.