St Giles's Church, Sidbury


St Giles Church, Church Street, Sidbury, EX10 0SD. Click for map


Our new Vicar, the Reverend Laura Selman, was licensed on 5th August 2020 at Sidmouth Parish Church. Coronavirus restrictions meant that the church was almost empty, but it was broadcast via Youtube, and a recording can be watched here.

Reverends Laura and Nigel have created a few words on paper, which would normally appear in our Parish Newsletter. However, a sheet was distributed to those attending the Sunday service at St Peter's Church on 30th August. If you were unable to attend, you can access Laura's words here and Nigel's here.

The Front page of this website gives guidance for prayer at home. It includes links to printed materials, on-line services both local and national, and information about Radio & TV broadcasts. All Saints Church provides a number of Youtube services, and a telephone conference call service at 7pm on Sundays. Contact our Churchwardens Pam or Julia (phone numbers below) for more details of the 7pm Service.

If you would like a prayer said for someone who is sick or in need, or for something that concerns you, our Prayer Request page gives contact details.


There are a number of support options for those isolated at home. In Sidbury, Drews Butchers are running a delivery service, and the Red Lion pub is offering take-away meals Tuesday - Friday 18:00 - 21:00.

Sidmouth Town Council have published a leaftet listing food delivery and other services. Sid Valley Help have also published a leaflet of telephone delivery and take-away businesses. Both leaflets give information on voluntary services that can provide further help.

The beautiful Grade I listed Church of St. Giles stands at the centre of the picturesque village of Sidbury where a church building has stood since Saxon times.  Under the chancel there exists to this day a 7th century Saxon crypt, this is open every Thursday afternoon, during the summer, when guided tours take place.

In the 1860's a second church, St Peter's was built in the parish at Sidford. Attached is a hall which is used by both congregations.


August 2020

Sunday 16th
11:00am    Morning Service
This is a chance to meet our new vicar, the Reverend Laura Selman. Covid-19 regulations mean that churchgoers must wear a face covering, and follow other guidelines such as social distancing.

September 2020
Sunday 6th
11:00am   Morning Worship
Minister: Reverend L Selman

Sunday 20th
11:00am   Celebrate Harvest
Minister: Reverend L Selman

Covid-19 regulations mean that churchgoers must wear a face covering, and follow other guidelines such as social distancing.


Reverend Laura Selman
01395 515076

Parish Paper
Janice Salway
01395 514862
(Recent editions were not published due to the Coronavirus emergency. Copy deadlines for the next available edition will be published soon.)

Pam Ward
01395 597691

Julia Stevens
01395 519312

For information about Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals or any other enquiries, please contact the Mission Community Office.
Open Mon, Wed, Fri; 9:30am-11:30am
01395 578566

Peter Herd - 01395 597238
(St Peter's and St Giles pages)

Church Hall
The Parish Room 01395 597310
Click here for more details.


Parking spaces none - use the public car park at Ridgeway Close (free)
Disabled parking spaces - none allocated at car park
Toilets - none, use public conveniences adjacent to the Village Hall in Fore Street
Disabled toilets - none at public conveniences
Disabled access into church - use gate adjacent to 31 Fore Street to avoid steps to churchyard
Candles used during appropriate Services
Other facilities: wheelchairs, choir, bell-ringing

New government legislation, the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), comes into force on 25th May 2018. It requires all organisations to explain what personal information is held and the purposes to which it is put. Read the Sidbury with Sidford Parochial Church Council (PCC) Privacy Notice here.

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The calendar shows events in the parish of  Sidbury with Sidford. Click on individual entries for more details.