The Churchyard Working Party are volunteers who meet once a month, usually on the third Friday, to maintain the churchyard around the Church and the Church Hall grounds.
This year (2019) our churchyard won CPRE's "Devon's Best Churchyard" award, thanks to the hard work of all the volunteers. We hope to enter again in 2020, so please come and join us!
We meet at 10.00, by the shed at the back of the old churchyard. We stop for a drink and a chat at 11.00 but you can finish earlier if you like.
The next session is on: Please keep an eye on the website.
You are welcome to come and help for as long as you want - why not give it a go?
Each month the ‘green gym’ activities may include: weeding, brushing paths, trimming back shrubs, sorting flowers, oasis and containers; cutting grass paths in the old Churchyard; cutting the hedges, trimming path edges; and burning any debris, where possible. All tools are provided.
Paul and Penny Kurowski on 01395 742942.
A wonderful bug hotel made for the churchyard by Sam Fuller and his students at Bicton College.
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:
Your Parish Safeguarding Representatives are:
Kate Ponting 07917 1042500 (St Michael's, Otterton and All Saints East Budleigh)
Tina Ellett 074260 90311 (St Peter's, Budleigh Salterton)
Find contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team here
You can contact Devon - Care Direct (Health and Social Care for Adults) on 0345 155 1007
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11
The Devon Domestic Abuse helpline number is 0345 144 1074