St Peter, Dowland

Founded by Walter de Clavil in 1132 the church has a very fine diagonally buttressed west tower with obelisk pinnacles.

The 5 bells originally hung in 1886 were re-hung in 1997.

There are 3 bays with timber arcades which were restored in the 1960s.

One of the Church`s finest features are the carved bench ends.

There are no stained glass windows, so on entering the Church one is impressed by the light and peaceful atmosphere.

Services of Holy Communion and Morning Prayer are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, joining with Iddesleigh alternately on the 3rd Sundays.

The Church Wardens are Rosemary Dingley and Graham Dunn. Contact details coming soon.

Unfortunately the Church is kept locked but visitors can obtain a key from Palm Springs or The Beeches, both of which are only a few steps from the Church gate.


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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Revd Susan Oldham

The Rectory, Cleave Hill, Dolton, Winkleigh

EX19 8QT

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