Church of England Diocese of Exeter Instow

About Us


St John the Baptist Parish Church dates back to the 11th century. It has a congregation of around 25 people. Its links with the neighbouring local Community Primary School are very strong, and clergy are warmly welcomed into the school for assemblies. The school fill the church three times a year for Easter, Harvest and Christingle services. It has fine views over Bideford Bay from its large churchyard. Open 10-5 daily with visitor information provided. (not during lockdown). Extensive churchyard records on hand.

The parish is a member of the Taw and Torridge Estuary Churches  with St Peter's Fremington and St Peter's Westleigh.

Our Minister is Rev Sue Spankie, 19 Lane End Close, Instow EX39 4LG 01271 861204                  email [email protected]  (day off Tuesday)

Our curate is Rev Tom Simpson, The Vicarage, Fremington  07940428313 (Sun until Friday) [email protected]

Our services in winter are held at All Saints Chapel on the B3233. qv.