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In the heart of one of Britain's most beautiful seaside towns our Anglican congregation has been joyfully serving the local community since 1843 and faithfully offering worship to God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are welcoming church, ecumenical, spiritual, catholic and evangelical. 

Salcombe is by its nature a very close-knit community and it this is also reflected in the congregational life. This short video gives a flavour of our worshipping community in Salcombe and was made with help from the children of Salcombe Church of England Primary School.

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We very much welcome inquiries for baptism (or 'Christened') from parents for children or adult candidates. The majority of baptisms are undertaken during our family services at 10am on Sunday. 


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Father Daniel French has been the parish priest since 2008. Originally qualified in Computer Science he was ordained in 1997. He is married to Frances and they have two children Nathaniel and Francesca. 

Assistant Clergy

Rev Ruth Frampton was ordained in 2016 and recently completed a Masters in Theology from Exeter University. She is married to Giles and they live in Ermington. 

Father Stephen Ball was ordained in 2014 and works locally as the manager of the South Sands Hotel. He has particular pastoral responsibility for All Saints Church, Malborough which is part of our benefice. 


Debbie Plummer works in the benefice office at Holy Trinity Church during the weekdays and can help with any inquiries about our church.   She also acts as the safeguarding officer for the parish.


Wendy Stevens is the churchwarden for the parish and her role is to support the vicar while also being an interface between the clergy and the congregation.

Pastoral Assistants

Lewis Eden and Ruth Cordell live and work within the benefice as part of the St Peter's Foundation residential community. They are exploring ministry as young adults within the Diocese of Exeter.


We have regular Sunday worship 8am, 10am and 6.30pm. The church building was reordered to provide a space which is stunningly contemporary while in keeping with the traditional feel of its Victorian heritage. 

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Ours is a busy church with lots of activities that make up our congregational life and service to the wider community. Below are some of our regular groups which are always open to new members.

Salcombe Community Gospel Choir
Meets Thursday evenings from 730pm

Salcombe Church Choir
Rehearsals on every Friday from 530pm 

Icon Writing (Painting) Group
A yearly course is advertised when running

Meet for rehearsals on Friday from 730pm

Ecumenical Bible Study Group
Monthly on the third Thursday from 2pm

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Barnabas New Monastic Fellowship
Second and Fourth Thursdays of the month in afternoons
2pm in the Upper Room and 1pm at St Peter's House respectively.

Drop in coffee and cake on Fridays from 1pm to 3pm 
Suitable for parents and tods but ALL welcome.


Messy Church
Last Wednesdays of the month at 4pm

Thursday Church Cleaning Team
Two hour clean up starts at 915 on Thursdays with morning prayer.

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Meetings as advertised in the magazine
Friends of Holy Trinity
Salcombe Flower Club

In addition, there are plenty of ways to volunteer. We are after all the biggest volunteering society in the town.

Public readers for services
Sidesmen and Sideswomen (Welcomers)
Leaders of intercessions prayer
Pastoral team visitors *
Altar serving 
Special ministers at the Eucharistic (chalice bearers)

Please do ask if you want any more information about joining or volunteering for any of these groups and activities.

*Diocesan and parish police hold that some of our activities where vulnerable adults or children are involved require interviewing, safeguarding training and police checks (DBS) before permission is granted.