St Edmund, Dolton

This c13 church, which is nestled in the heart of Dolton village in North Devon, is open every day for quiet prayer and meditation from approximately 10.00am until 4.00pm and attracts visitors world-wide due to its wealth of interesting historical items.

The church boasts a wealth of excellent stained glass, which is shown in great detail in our main website, along with other pictures of the church.

There are regular services every week, times and additional services shown in our main website.

The church also plays host to many musical and other special events. It is also popular for weddings and baptisms.

The peal of 6 bells, restored in the 1990s, is rung on a regular basis by our bell ringing team, which are now a feature of local weddings.

The Saxon stone font is said to date between 800 and 1000 A.D. It is unique in not having been designed as a conventional font of its period, but made up of two blocks from two different Saxon crosses, likely to have been carved when St. Edmund was alive.

Dolton is situated between Dartmoor to the South and Exmoor to the North.

Please enjoy your visit to our website and we hope to welcome you one day to our church.


Sadly due to coronavirus all church buildings are temporarily closed. Prayer, worship and practical support is continuing online and over the phone. We are holding a Sunday Service of Morning Prayer at 10.00am each week via Skype. There are also Morning Prayer booklets available on the Benefice website to use at home, on a Sunday morning. Please contact  [email protected] for details. Resources for Morning Prayer at Home including an order of service, readings and a weekly letter can be found on the benefice website.


The Parish of St Edmund's, Dolton 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). 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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Susan Oldham

The Rectory, Cleave Hill, Dolton

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St Edmund, Dolton
Church Street, Dolton Dolton Exeter, EX19 8QE, GB

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