St Mary's, Appledore, North Devon

WELCOME TO ST MARY'S, APPLEDORE in beautiful North Devon, sited on the quay overlooking the river Torridge. The foundation stone of the church was laid in 1836 and the church was dedicated in 1838. St Mary's is one of the four churches of the Torridge Coastal Mission Community of Appledore, Northam, Westward Ho! and Abbotsham. There is a Sunday Family Service at 9.15am with emphasis on younger children, and a regular Sunday Service at 10.30am including Holy Communion currently on one Sunday.

The parish of Appledore: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO: Sue Lane T: 01237 475632. The Diocese of Exeter’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Family Church

Every Sunday at for 30 mins
St Mary's, Appledore, North Devon
Churchfield Road Appledore Bideford, EX39 1RL, United Kingdom

Family Church is an informal service featuring action songs, Bible stories, interactive worship, refreshments and fellowship, especially for families with children of primary school age. It takes place at 9.15 each Sunday church and lasts for about 30 minutes.

A twice weekly reflection on the reading for the day



St Mary's takes safeguarding very seriously and the PCC have adopted the Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Handbook, promoting a safer Church.

Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of us all whether they are in the communities in which we live or part of our Christian family.

If you have a concern regarding a child, young person or adult who may be at risk of harm please speak to our Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO: Sue Lane T: 01237 475632.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details can be found at this link:

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.