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SALTASH AREA CHURCHES

A holy place in Saltash, a holy place for Saltash, and a place
to encounter the holiness of God in Jesus Christ our Lord

St Mary, Botus Fleming

St Mary, Botus Fleming

Regular Services

Sundays: 11.15am
All Age Service (1st & 3rd Sunday)
An informal service with songs and hymns
Sung Communion (2nd & 4th Sundays)

First Sundays: 6.30pm
Traditional Evensong
from the Book of Common Prayer

On fifth Sundays there is just one service in the Area Ministry. It is a Sung Communion Service at 10am and rotates around four of the churches. Please check the calendar to see where it next takes place and for any service changes.

Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals

  • To make general enquiries please ring the Team office on 01752 844456 or use the contact form.
  • To enquire about a wedding, please ring Reverend Diane Burrows on 07579 797689 or fill in the Wedding enquiry form.
  • To enquire about baptism, please ring Richard Magrath on 01752 842323 or fill in the Baptism enquiry form.
  • To enquire about a funeral, please ring Reverend Pam Sellix on 01579 363464.

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Facilities

  • The church seats about 100 people.
  • There are books for children, but not a designated area for children.
  • There are no toilets in the church, but there are in the Church Hall about 500 yards up the hill.
  • There is disabled access.
  • There is limited parking on the road outside the Church, but plenty of parking in the Church Hall about 500 yards up hill.

History

Botus Fleming is a village in southeast Cornwall about three miles north-west of Saltash.

The parish church is dedicated to St Mary and has a western tower and a fine arcade between the nave and the north aisle. The church was restored in 1872 by Henry Eliott; this restoration included new roofs, floors, pews and glazing. The font is of Polyphant stone, probably 14th century in date. In a field near the church is an obelisk in memory of William Martyn built in 1762.

Inside the church is a stone effigy of a knight in armour; he is thought to be Stephen le Fleming who was a medieval Crusader and perhaps left his name to the place.

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