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.


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.

Domestic Abuse

Please find information to help yourself or someone you have concerns for at

Get in touch

Celia Howitt

Church warden
01805 804762

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Sunday service

Every Sunday at
St Edmund, Dolton
Church Street, Dolton Dolton Exeter, EX19 8QE, United Kingdom

A service at the church every Sunday


Information on the gradual reopening and the associated risk assessment


“If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Dolton - Valarie Slade - 01805 804844 - [email protected] - Wood Farm, Dolton Winkleigh, EX19 8PR
The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details -
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.”