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“Helping to care for our village church and its grounds”

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Friends of Upton Pyne


Whether or not you are a church goer you have to admire our beautiful church and respect its position as a focal point of our village community. 

The Friends of Upton Pyne is a secular group that works under the auspices of the Parochial Church Council to help with the upkeep of the village church and its grounds. As with all buildings this is a continual process; you repair one part and another bit needs attention. For this reason we are planning an ongoing programme of many different fund raising events and other activities.


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Upton Pyne: Histories


Upton Pyne is a charming parish and village to the northwest of Exeter. The Church of Our Lady (formerly St Mary’s Church) is built of local volcanic stone and dates back to the 13th century.


The Church of Our Lady


The Church of Our Lady, Upton Pyne is a building of exceptional architectural interest, a Grade 1 Listed Building: so we are indeed blessed with a gem of a building that dates back to the 13th century.


Our Achievements


Since December 2012 the Friends of Upton Pyne are proud to have raised in excess of £20,000 to support the maintenance of the church buildings and grounds. This fantastic success is thanks to the hard work of the Friends’ Committee, the gardening team, helpers and to the support of villagers and the community at large.


Future Events Diary

Village Coffee Morning:  11am – 12noon Monday July 6th.
Held in the Village Hall on the first Monday of each month, with bring and buy stall. Raffle prizes and good quality items for sale are gratefully received. Speak to Dink Bradnock or Lynn Johns. A great opportunity to share morning coffee and a chat -don’t miss David Taverner’s fabulous cakes, pies and scones.



Supper Club over recent months we have enjoyed great evenings in the village hall, fascinating speakers, good company and fine food. These events have served both to raise valuable funds  and more importantly as community events. The Friends Committee has decided to ring the changes and have a break from Supper Club for a few months. These evenings have been such a success due to the efforts and hard work of a team of Committee members led by Linda Findlay. Thanks to you all for some excellent evenings.