A small market town with a superb 14th-century parish church modelled after Exeter Cathedral, Ottery St Mary has been settled since the time of Edward the Confessor. The mechanical medieval clock still strikes the hours.
In 1688 William of Orange stayed here while on his way to London to be crowned William III of England. Author Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born in the vicarage here in 1772.
Ottery St Mary is famous for the ancient ceremony of the Flaming Tar Barrels. Every November 5 lit barrels of tar are carried through the streets of the town in a rite whose origins are lost in the mists of time.
more Raffle Drawn on 23/12/2021
more fun run around Ottery St Mary
more Mike Huxtable presented a cheque for £250 to Honiton Food Bank today.
more Santa helped with store collections
more Due to Covid children have been home schooled again, not all children have the IT equipment they need to do this. we have collected equipment kindly donated and given to Kings School in Ottery, where they have been cleaned up and made ready to donate.
more We are proud to have supported 10yr old Freya who grew her hair for 18 months so it could be cut to be made into wigs for young people who have lost their hair
more members of Otter Valley Rotary laying wreaths in Ottery, Honiton and West Hill.
more With the easing of Covid restrictions we are delighted to have restarted our fund raising activities. supporting the Devon County show and the Honiton show issuing childrens wrist bands to keep them safe.
more The aim of the community raffle is to help community organisations to raise money for their funds in a simple risk free way
more Santas sleigh tours the streets of Ottery St Mary in the run up to christmas.he also attends the Honiton Christmas light up.
more Otter valley provided christmas gifts to all the children at Millwater SEN school
more Fun run around Ottery St Mary
more Around the end of November over 50 local groups and organisations provide and decorate ChristmasTrees.which go on display in St Mary's Parish Church,Ottery St Mary. Rotary and Inner Wheel both have trees displayed. A lovely, peaceful spectacle to visit
more Otter valley rotary contributed to the fund raising of 2 local boys who went on the tour.
more Crealy Park
back This team looks to support projects that will benefit local people. To understand where help is most needed, the club has close links to support groups & charities serving our local community. Support given can be financial, but is often in other forms