Temple Methodist Church

Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NG

Welcome to Temple Methodist Church new website. There are several changes from the previous site so please have a look around. Any feedback should be directed to our webmaster Jim Barnes-Phillips at barnesphillips@gmail.com


Sunday Morning Services at Temple are held at 10:30 am each week and at 6:30pm on the first Sunday of each month.

Please click on this Preaching Plan link to see who is preaching next Sunday.

If you prefer you can attend a Zoom Act of Worship at 10:30am each Sunday on:



Contributions for Food Bank can be left with Co-op at 21-23 High Street, Budleigh Salterton who are accepting them while we are closed.


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Our privacy policy is managed centrally by the Trustees of Methodist Church Purposes and can be found on their website: https://www.tmcp.org.uk/about/data-protection/managing-trustees-privacy-notice.


Welcome to Temple Methodist Church in Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Methodist worship has been held on this site for over two hundred years - you can read all about our heritage by clicking the Church History link.

Temple Methodist Church has a thriving congregation with over 100 members and our buildings are used by a large variety of groups throughout the week. One feature of our Worship that we are very proud of is our Youth Outreach. On a Sunday morning, it is not unusual to see 15 to 25 young people in our congregation, ranging from toddlers to mature teenagers. Quite an unusual sight in Churches these days.

We are a part of the Exeter Coast and Country Methodist Circuit which consists of 28 Churches in an area of just over 50 miles east to west and 25 miles north to south. Our extremities are Axminster in the east to Whiddon Down on the edge of Dartmoor in the west, and Cheriton Fitzpaine in the north to us at Temple in the south, and include 5 churches in the City of Exeter.

Temple is a part of the Budleigh Churches Partnership and we are a host venue for various festivals, including the renowned Budleigh Salterton Music Festival held annually in July and the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival held in September. We also provide a venue for a variety of concert-type events throughout the year.

Church services are held at 10.30am every Sunday and at 6.30pm on the first Sunday of each month, with the Sacrament of Holy Communion usually held on the first Sunday morning.

The church welcomes visitors. We hope to get back to having our doors are open every day between 10am and 5pm later in 2021. You will find a warm welcome here whether you have been worshiping with us for many years or you are new to the area.

In our mission and outreach, we are called to:

  • increase awareness of God’s presence and to celebrate God’s love

  • make more followers of Jesus Christ

  • help people to learn and grow in Faith through mutual support and care

  • be good neighbours to people in need and to challenge injustice.

If you would like a visit from a church member, or you know anyone who would welcome a visit, please contact our Minister or any of our Stewards. Alternatively, complete the Welcome Card you will find in the back of the pew chairs.

If you would like further information about Methodism please click here: www.methodist.org.uk/