St Peter's Church, Satterleigh, Devon

Satterleigh, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9DJ
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Open daily
  • Overview
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A tiny rural gem

The church of St Peter lies deep in the country in the hills above the river Mole.

A creaking medieval door opens into a charming interior, with a panelled oak roof, carved pulpit, reading desk and beautiful painted texts. Above the pews, the 24 hat pegs are a reminder of the congregation's size - the church holds no more than 40.

On a sunny day, pretty windows scatter light on the rough, limewashed walls. There is a fifteenth-century font and pretty Victorian tiles.

  • Access information

    St Peter's is accessed down a lane to a farm (a brown 'Historic Church' sign points the way). Cross the farmyard (head right and then straight ahead), and there is room to pull in and park by the wall.

    Enter the churchyard via 7 steps from the farmyard track or up 2 steps onto a concrete path by the church wall. Enter the south gate onto a cobbled path to the porch. Cobbles continue into the porch without a step although the doorway is only 73 cms wide.

  • Facilities & Hire
    Satterleigh St Peter's is available to hire for events and is a unique and beautiful venue. Due to its historic nature the church has no heating, running water or toilet facilities so thought needs to be given for events longer than a couple of hours (e.g. portaloo hire). Satterleigh St Peter's does have electricity and can comfortably seat 40 people. If you would like to hire this church please contact us here.
  • Directions
    4 miles south west of South Molton, off B3226
  • Transport
    Nearest railway station: Portsmouth Arms (2.9 miles)
  • History & Further Information

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

    You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

    Cornwall, Devon & Dorset County Guide

    This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Cornwall, Devon & Dorset. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

    St Peter's Satterleigh Guidebook


  • Community information
    Satterleigh Church Plan 2023 Oct.pdf

    Click the link above to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!

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