St Peter's Church, Budleigh Salterton
, was built from 1893 to 1896 and dedicated in 1897. It is particularly good for concerts as the pillars are quite slim and therefore do not obstruct the view too much, but more importantly, has a lovely acoustic enhanced by the barrel ceiling. Many visiting musicians comment on this aspect and they are very keen to play in the church again. A few years ago cushions were purchased for all the pews, so greater comfort was ensured for everybody.

The Temple Methodist Church, was built about 100 years ago on the site of a previous church. This is a much smaller building than St Peter’s but often more suitable for the small chamber concerts. The acoustic is very similar to that in St Peter’s. The individual chairs rather than pews make to greater flexibility when arranging the venue.

St Peter's Church
Outside and Inside St Peter's Church

Temple outside Temple inside
Outside and Inside The Temple Methodist Church


Budleigh Salterton lies on the Jurassic Coast between Exmouth and Sidmouth. It is on the road B3148 and is easily accessed from Exeter and Exmouth from the North and West and from the A3152 at the village of Newton Poppleford from the East.

If you are travelling from the Exeter direction or Exmouth you will arrive in Budleigh Salterton on the Exmouth Road, lower down re-named West Hill, downhill, arriving at traffic lights as you enter the town. Cross over the traffic lights.

For ST PETER’S CHURCH turn left into The Lawn where you will find the Church on your right hand side.

For THE TEMPLE METHODIST CHURCH drive straight on down the High Street until you find The Rolle Flats (a big building) in a gap in the row of shops on your right hand side. Opposite is a convenient car park. 50 metres further on the left is the Methodist Church, set back from the road.

If you are travelling from the East you will arrive in the town on East Budleigh Road. Turn right into Upper Stoneborough Lane, signed to Exmouth, and drive to the same traffic lights referred to above, but on Station Road. Turn left at the lights and then left again into The Lawn for St Peter’s or straight on for The Temple. See the map below for further directions.

There are several parking places within easy walking distance of both churches and these are also indicated on the map. Parking in either churchyard is restricted so you are advised to find a space elsewhere. There is often parking available on the street as well as the parking shown on the map.

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