St Francis of Assisi Church, Woolbrook


St Francis church

Woolbrook Road, Woolbrook, Devon, EX10 9XH. Click for map.

St Francis is the parish church of Woolbrook, Sidmouth and has been here since the 1930s when it was a daughter church to the Sidmouth Parish. It became independent as a Parish in 1979.

The church is open to the public for private prayer 9am - 4pm Monday-Friday

Forthcoming Events

All are welcome to attend. 

The week-day and Sunday services use Common Worship. 

Wheelchair access in the church is available but sitting in the wheelchair must be at the back, or at the front, of the church.



Rev Laura Selman -  01395 206456  - or click here

Revd Sarah Mounoury - 01395 206585 or click here 

Maggie Kitson - 01395 515808
Liz Harris

Hall Bookings
contact Sidmouth Town Band by e-mail


Parking spaces (including disabled parking spaces) beside the church and hall.

Toilets (including disabled toilets) within the church hall.

Disabled access into church and hall is available with no steps, and hard surface from the car park; but sitting in a wheelchair in the church must be at the back or at the front.

Church Hall: next to the church.


The parish of Woolbrook: St Francis of Assisi is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Exeter’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services. The Safeguarding representative is Ron Peppin and he can be contacted on 01395 578306.

Making referrals to statutory agencies
If you need to report a serious concern about a child or young person and are unable to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, or are simply happy to make the initial referral to the relevant statutory agency, please do so using the contact details below. However, please notify your Parish Safeguarding Representative and/or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team after contacting any of these agencies.

Concerns About Children
Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 0345 155 1071

Concerns About Adults
Devon – Care Direct: 0345 155 1007

Domestic Abuse
Devon Domestic Abuse Service: 0345 155 1074

Rape Crisis
Devon & Torbay: 01392 204174
National: 0808 802 9999

St Francis church from the entrance

St Francis church from the Altar