Lockdown Wedding!

Saturday 15th August  2020. We celebrated the wedding of Elizabeth Allin and Terence Aggett. Another first for St Edmunds in lockdown.

St Edmunds PCC meeting

This was St Edmunds PCC meeting last Wednesday afternoon, August 5th. It almost rained, a local cow kept putting her oar in, we had to dodge the traffic noise and the wind in the trees above us. Some of us juggled the paperwork with the necessity of staying upright and … Read More

First post-lockdown service.

St Edmunds, Dolton opened tentatively again after three months of closure this morning with a Morning Prayer service. There were 20 of us spread out across the church and it did seem quite alien at first. We came in brilliant sunshine, suitably distanced, but delighted not only to see familiar … Read More

St Edmunds Church.   Re Opening soon?

You may have heard that the Government have said churches can now open. Perhaps we should emphasise it is for private prayer only. The Church of England have a wide range of church communities and not all of them are able to provide a safe environment for worshippers and church … Read More

VE Day 75 years

Our church buildings may be closed for services at the moment, but the spirit of VE Day 2020 was evident in the church porch at St James’, Iddesleigh

Good Friday walk of witness 2020

Though as a Benefice we are unable to walk together this beautiful Good Friday morning, Bev Thouless has walked the journey and taken photographs for us to join in. Let us all give thanks for the beauty that surrounds us as we remember those suffering today, as a result of … Read More

Harvest service, supper and auction – Iddesleigh – 2019

A few images of a most enjoyable evening which began with the annual harvest service in St James and concluded with an auction of produce following the supper in the Northcott Hall at Iddesleigh. Huge thanks to our wonderful auctioneer Andy Lane who provided much mirth during the proceedings.

Devon Historic Churches Day

Here is a picture of a small group of parishioners who walked with Rev Susan Oldham on Saturday 21st September 2019 from church to church – Monkokehampton to Dolton – to take part in the annual ‘Ride and Stride’. This is an event held to raise the profile of churches … Read More

An Easter Photo

Please click to see a photo from Easter in the church

Work in the church yard

Today, March 23rd, in the Churchyard, several assorted and enthusiastic people turned up to help do some spade and secateur work. We also raised just over £100 on the sale of tools and equipment donated by Julia and John Drury for which we are very grateful.

Confirmation service, March 2019

On 17th March at St James Iddesleigh many of the congregations of the four churches of the benefice came to take part in a service of Confirmation. The service was conducted by The Bishop Of Exeter. It was a lovely affirmative service with a good turnout to support our newly … Read More

Lenten Lilies

The lilies that grace our church at Easter will be gifts from members of our community given in memory of loved ones. If you would like to take part in this, please leave your name and dedication with a contact number on the list at the back of the church … Read More

News, February 2019

Welcome back Rev Susan after your recent absence. We are all so glad to know how well things turned out for you and the family in the end. Thanks to Dolton School again for a lovely Candlemas Service. You really make things special with such great singing. Also, thanks to … Read More

2019 Plough Sunday Service

You are warmly invited to the Farming Community Network 2019 Plough Sunday Service to be held at St Edmund’s Church, Dolton. Sunday 13th January 2019, 6.30pm. Speaker: local farmer, Kevin Down. Followed by refreshments at Dolton Village Hall. An opportunity for our local rural community to come together to look … Read More

There, But Not There – Tribute at Dowland church

‘RED FLORAL REMEMBRANCE TRIBUTE’   At St.Peter’s Church, Dowland, EX19 8PB 26th, 27th & 28th October 2018 To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1, St Peter’s Church, Dowland, near Winkleigh, will be taking part in the ‘There but not There’ national project, by creating a twelve metre … Read More

Art Show in support of There, But Not There

There are various events that are taking place in the village at which Perspex silhouettes are placed to remember those who went to war and never returned.  The Church has been a part of this initiative and here are pictures of the Exhibition at Dowland and the Arts and Crafts … Read More

Summer Fete Saturday June 9th!

Dolton’s Delightful SUMMER FETE Saturday 9th June 1.30pm to 5.00pm at the Football Field, Dolton Lots of Games with prizes. Face Painting, Cream Teas, Cake Stall, Plant stall, Raffle and more…. A lovely afternoon for all the family

St. Edmund’s Flower Festival

FRIDAY 18TH TO SUNDAY 20 MAY 2018 IN THE CHURCH FRIDAY & SATURDAY. 10.30 TO 3.30 SUNDAY 1 TO 4.00 PM Mornings: Tea/Coffee Afternoon: Cream Teas FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: CELIA HOWITT @ 01805 804762.  

Iddesleigh Friendly Society Service

The weather dawned bright and hot on a fabulous Early May Bank Holiday for the Iddesleigh Friendly Society Service. There was Lar Cudmore who has been a member for 73 years and Les Curtis who is catching him up with 60 years membership! Stepping back into 180 years of history. … Read More

Oddments Theatre Company presents…

Oddments Theatre Company presents The Hiding Place Clinton Hall, Merton. 7.30pm on 27th April Tickets £10.00 available from 01409 281424 ************ This is the riveting tale of a Dutchwoman, Corrie Ten Boom who aided the escape of 800 Jews. prior to her incarceration in a concentration camp during WW2, Corrie … Read More

Walk of witness

The procession of the cross from St Peter’s Dowland to St Edmund’s Dolton on Good Friday.  Our walk of witness took us around Dolton, before the service at St Edmund’s.

Free Concert Friday April 20th

7:30pm at St. Edmund’s Church – Dolton Rock Choir, John Tremayne, Dolton Ukelele Band, Derek Thorp. Light refreshments available – All donations to the upkeep of the church building and churchyard.

Messy Churches!

Here are a few pictures from the Iddesleigh Messy Church held at 4.30pm until 6.00pm on a fifth Friday at the Northcott Hall Iddesleigh.

Fund raiser – August 5th

A date for your Diaries every one, SUNDAY 5th AUGUST evening Cheese and Wine Garden Party at Stafford Barton. Proceeds for St Peter`s Dowland and The North Devon Hospice.

The Plough service, 2018

The annual Plough Service was held this year at Nature’s Own, Newlands Farm, Dowland on January 14th. Here are 2 pictures from the service.  

Christmas 2017

St. Edmund’s Christmas services started on 10th December with ‘A Christmas Celebration’, an enjoyable evening of traditional music, poetry, readings & songs followed by mulled wine & mince pies. Our Carol Service by Candlelight with the reading of 9 lessons on the 20th December was, as always, well attended. Christingle … Read More

St Edmunds support in 2016

During 2016, your church was able to give support to the following Charities:- Devon Historic Churches Trust Haiti Disaster Appeal Shelter The Children’s Society The Stroke Unit, Bideford Hospital The Royal British Legion Medecin Sans Frontières The Tear Fund The Freedom Centre, Barnstaple The Food Bank. A big thankyou to … Read More