About the Church

SMC photoSituated in the idyllic Exe Valley, eight miles north of Exeter and thought to be one of the oldest villages in the county with its constantly flowing leat, picturesque cottages, cob walls and thatched roofs. This Devon village is midway between two National Parks, Exmoor an hour to the North and likewise westerly to Dartmoor.

The Wesley Connection
Tarmac replaces the old cobble stone turnpike road in Silverton, along which John Wesley himself rode in November 1730 to visit his bereaved sister-in-law at Blundell’s in Tiverton. What fame! Come and walk the hallowed tarmac outside the present building, erected 1914 and now part of the Exeter Coast and Country Circuit within the Plymouth & Exeter Methodist District.

Methodism in Silverton

Early records are sketchy but in 1834 John Norman, a basket maker, obtained a licence to preach in his house in Parsonage Lane (demolished 1964). The present Church seats 100, is compact and comfortable, of Gothic design with Bath stone dressing and leaded glass windows.

Sunday Worship is currently at 10:30 am and is usually around one hour in length and followed by refreshments.

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A weekly meeting is held each Monday at 2.30 pm for bible study, prayers and discussion.

There is a Loop System for those with hearing aids and ramped access for pushchairs and wheelchair users.

The Three Village Churches together plan and share Christian Festivals including the World Day of Prayer, the Village Lenten Course, Harvest Festivals, Christmas Celebrations. We join together for the annual Christian Aid Coffee Morning with cakes, plants and bric-a-brac available to buy, plus good company too.

Community Involvement

Working to its strengths, the local Church seeks to play an active role in the Community: in August there is the Silverton Street Market when the Methodist Church is again a hive of activity as a refreshment centre plus exhibition area. In May, the Christian Aid activities and September the month for widespread work for the charity Action for Children.

Silverton Methodist Church also gives regular support to the Exeter homeless charity, St Petrocks.

The 4th Saturday of each month (10.30 to Noon) there is a welcoming Coffee Morning with stall supporting a variety of charities.

We enjoy welcoming visitors on Sundays and weekdays, also arrangements may be made for refreshments and/or a leisurely guided tour of this historic and interesting village. There is a car park at the side of the church and the main village car park is just a short walk away.