Woodbury with Exton

Part of the White Cross Mission Community

Aylesbeare, Clyst St George, Clyst St Mary, Farringdon, Woodbury with Exton, Woodbury Salterton

Woodbury is the largest parish in the Mission Community.

St Swithun's, Woodbury

St Andrew's, Exton


Our Parish


Who are we?
St Swithun’s:

+ Is Woodbury’s Church of England church.

+ Has a daughter church – St Andrew’s at Exton.

+ Is linked to Woodbury's Church of England primary school.

+ Contact us at stswithunswoodbury@fsmail.net

Who was St Swithun?


On 4 November 2009, Woodbury and Exton joined with the neighbouring parishes of Aylesbeare, Farringdon, Clyst St George, Clyst St Mary and Woodbury Salterton to create the White Cross Mission Community.


St Swithun’s Embroidered Kneelers.

The kneelers are a memorial to the Revd Dr William Keble Martin, the famous botanist, who chose to spend his last days in Woodbury, and died, much loved and respected, in 1969. He is buried in the churchyard.

The designs depict wild flowers from his “Concise British Flora in Colour”, and there is a special edition of this book in a showcase in the Church.

Worked in Appleton’s wools on 16-to-the-inch canvas, the kneelers (of which there are now 128) show the flowers in finer detail than would be possible on a coarser canvas. Most of the stitching is needlepoint petit point (tent stitch), and there are over 52,800 stitches in each one. Five of them were exhibitied in 1994 at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace London, and in Harrogate.

The kneelers have been made from designs by local artists, and embroidered by many devoted parishioners over the thirty years.


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Friends of St Swithun´┐Żs (FoSS) was set up as a charity in 2004 with the object of raising funds for the maintenance of the fabric of the church...
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The Parish Church of Woodbury stands on the site of former Churches dating back to the 7th century...
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