Parish Profile

Woodbury Salterton is a beautiful and historic Devonshire village, and is home for approximately 350 people. Situated down a meandering country lane from the main road (B3052) and between the larger village of Woodbury, and the open common land, Woodbury Salterton is in both a rural and accessible location. It is also on a bus route linking Exmouth with Exeter.
The village has a Church (Holy Trinity); a Church of England Primary School (which has approximately 100 pupils); a village hall; the popular 'Diggers Rest' pub; and the family-run caravan and campsites. There are many footpaths and bridleways, working farms, and riding stables, and nearly everyone has a dog!
The church, which is normally open every day of the year, is part of the White Cross Mission Community and a variety of different services are held in any given month. These include a lay-led Morning Worship at 11.15 am, and a Holy Communion at 9.30 am. A lay-led Family Service is normally held on the third Sunday of every month at 11.00am, with lots of participation from the children who attend the village school.
The church has a small choir, and choir practices normally take place every Tuesday at 6.30pm.
The PCC, ‘Friends’ of the church, Woodbury Salterton 2000, the Women’s Institute and Mother’s Union also organize a number of fund-raising and social events including: harvest lunch, supper nights, concerts, whist drives, bingo, and at Christmas, carol singing around the village. These are well attended and supported by donations from the pub. During winter months a coffee morning is held on the first Saturday of the month at 9.30am. During summer months, a lychgate sale is held every Saturday morning  at 9.30am.
Woodbury Salterton is a vibrant and close-knit environment in which to live, in which the concept of helping one’s neighbour is a reality.


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