St John the Baptist, East Down

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Originally a Manorial Chapel of earlier origin replacing  a church at nearby Churchill, the building is mainly 15th century with alterations and extensions in the mid 1600's and late 1800's.

It has a particularly fine 15th century Rood Screen , wagon roofs and one of the few remaining Church Houses in the church yard. A leaflet written by a scholarly former vicar ,available in the church,which is open all the time, records much more information of historic interest including reference to Civil War bullet holes visible to the tower walls .

The location is particularly quiet and peaceful

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Peter Bunch
Arlington Old School
(01271)850215 (Churchwarden) or 07812 662650

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Holy Communion
First Sunday in the month, followed by refreshments
Every first Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
All Praise
3rd Sunday in the month,followed by refreshments
Every third Sunday at 11:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
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Incumbent: The Revd Rosemary Elizabeth AUSTIN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9077
Our Patron: Shirwell TM Patronage Board
Archdeaconry: BARNSTAPLE (153)
Deanery: SHIRWELL (15304)
Parish Legal Name: East Down with Arlington (150475 )
CofE Church Info: (615475 15/475)
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This page was last updated on Friday 14th July 2017
St John the Baptist, East Down, Devon, EX31 4LY - The church is hidden away approached by footpath off the road through the Village alongside the entrance to East Down Manor , up the hill from Pyne Arms and the Village Hall.

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