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Coordinates: 51°03′18″N 4°11′35″W / 51.055°N 4.193°W / 51.055; -4.193

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Church of Saint Mary
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Denomination Church of England
Dedication Saint Mary
Parish Appledore
Deanery Hartland
Archdeaconry Barnstaple
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Vicar(s) Revd Derek Arnold
Team Rector
Minister(s) Mr Nigel Price, Mrs Anne Foster (Readers)

St Mary's Church is the parish church of Appledore. It sits on the Quay overlooking the River Torridge. The foundation stone of the church was laid in 1836, the church being dedicated two years later. The sailing ship Marco Polo was used to create the wooden screen. The creation of a church in Appledore is believed to be due to Protestant dissenters being ejected from nearby Northam Parish Church in 1662 and opening their own chapel in 1699.

Tower on St Mary's, Appledore
Tower at the church
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