Ottery St Mary

Historic Ottery St Mary

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.

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Community Raffle draw

more Raffle Drawn on 23/12/2021

Freya and Craig Alexander

Santa fun run

more fun run around Ottery St Mary

Honiton Food Bank

more Mike Huxtable presented a cheque for £250 to Honiton Food Bank today.

Christmas store collections

more Santa helped with store collections

Christmas presents for Womens Refuge

more 9 ladies were in a refuge this Christmas

Christmas presents for Womens Refuge

more 9 ladies were in a refuge this Christmas

Laptops/computers for schools

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.

Little Princess Trust

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

Remembrance Sunday

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.

Mike Huxtable raffle organiser with 2019 winner

Community raffle

more The aim of the community raffle is to help community organisations to raise money for their funds in a simple risk free way

Santa on his sleigh

Santa sleigh

more Santas sleigh tours the streets of Ottery St Mary in the run up to christmas.he also attends the Honiton Christmas light up.

Santa at Millwater School

more Otter valley provided christmas gifts to all the children at Millwater SEN school

Santa fun run

more Fun run around Ottery St Mary

Christmas Tree Festival , St Mary's Church , 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

Cricket pitch south Africa

Youth cricket tour to South Africa

more Otter valley rotary contributed to the fund raising of 2 local boys who went on the tour.

Kids Out

more Crealy Park

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