St Peter's Church, Sidford


St Peter's Church, Church Street, Sidford, EX10 9QP. Click for map



Built in the 1860s as a chapel of ease, the Church of St. Peter is the largest building in Sidford and is one of the two churches in the parish of Sidbury with Sidford.  It is a typical Victorian brick building intended to be a church at the heart of the community.  The fellowship at St. Peter’s see this as being both their heritage and their vision. The worship reflects a wide range of spirituality and taste, following the Common Worship book.

St Peter's will be open at limited times for individual prayer. Some services are also planned - for details, see SERVICES below.

Worship at home
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.

A Lent Course using the Zoom video conferencing platform  is planned for Thursday afternoons at 4.00 p.m during Lent:
February 25th
March 4th, 11th, 18th 25th
April 1st

It will be based on the book by Rowan Williams ‘Candles in the Dark’ . If interested, please contact the Rev’d Laura Selman at

Prayer requests
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 Hall, built during the 1970s, is used by the church and community for social and other purposes. It is available for hire - click for details.

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

March 2021
Latest lockdown arrangements:

The church will be open between 10:00 and 11:00 on Thursdays for individual prayer, except for the Thursdays when a service is held.

Thursday 25th
11:00am   Eucharist Service
Minister: TBA

All Sunday services have been suspended. However, we hope to run one or more Easter services, restrictions permitting.

April 2021
Latest lockdown arrangements:

The church will be open between 10:00 and 11:00 on Thursdays for individual prayer, except for the Thursdays when a service is held.

Thursday 22nd
11:00am   Eucharist Service

Minister: TBA

As lockdown continues to ease, we hope to run further services.


Reverend Laura Selman
01395 206456
Non-working days: Monday & Friday

Parish Paper
Not available at present

Pam Ward
01395 597691

Julia Stevens
01395 519312

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

Church Hall
For St Peter's Church Hall details and bookings, click here.

Parking spaces - approximately 20
Disabled parking spaces - two allocated
Disabled toilet
Disabled access into church - use rear entrance adjacent to the Church Hall
Candles used during appropriate services
Other facilities: wheelchairs

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.