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Salem Chapel has just been repaired and refurbished and is now the venue for small concerts and houses an Archive of Chapel and Village Documents and Photographs. From this historic area Roger Conant was born in 1592, and emigrated to the American Colonies in 1623. Founding Salem In Massachusetts.

Last Summer an Australian family, among many others made their way to Salem Chapel to follow up their family tree.

Heritage Days are very popular and are a good opportunity to discover the history of the village life of East Budleigh, and the people who have reside here. Why not come yourself, many visitors do return to Salem almost as a regular pilgrimage.

Why not join the "Friends of Salem" ?

membership is very modestly set.

The following is taken from the website of the Historic Chapels Trust

A Presbyterian Chapel which later housed a Congregational meeting, Salem dates from 1719.

Salem stands on the fringes of this East Devon village, partly hidden behind a wall with square gate piers and a wrought-iron overthrow. Within its grounds are also a schoolroom and tiny graveyard.

The building is square with a four-hipped roof. The walls are of mixed cob and stone construction, rendered over and secured on stone footings. Facing the road on the south-east side are two panelled doors set in low segmental-headed arches. These replace former windows. Higher up is a datestone "Salem chapel, built 1719" and a sill inscribed "enlarged 1836" when the seating capacity was augmented.

For more information please click the link to be taken to the Historic Chapels Trust website.

The Annual General Meeting of Salem Chapel

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Salem Chapel and School Room elects officers for the coming year. Each officer's report of the last year will be given to all present, and refreshments follow.

How can Salem Chapel help you ?

Firstly, since you have visited the web site, you will find that clicking on any of the items on the home page, may assist you to move directly to assistance in your daily lives. Certainly there are puzzles, humour and many practical inroads to many aspects of your life that you may desire information or a contact to enable you to overcome issues.

Secondly the web site is maintained by the Chaplian of Salem Chapel freqently called "the Pastor" or just as frequently called by his first name of Geoff. He is responsible for your pastoral help and care should you require it.

Salem Chapel provides Christian services with guest muscians, solo singers, and choirs. The services are placed throughout the year with various themes. Prayer group services are also arranged. If there is a need within your christian life simply contact him.

Salem Chapel offers Weddings small or large, they are arranged individually for young couples by the Chaplain. Wedding receptions can also be arranged, and flower decorations can also be organised should you require this task to be done for you at a modest cost, the flowers remain your property and can be taken with you should you require to do so. Individual choice of Wedding Cake can also be supplied Salem Chapels known baker of resplendant cakes, that also taste good. Food Caterers for the Wedding can also be requested from Salem Chapel.
Bridal wear assistance may also be enabled from Salem Chapel.

Civil Partnerships are offerred all of the above choices for that momentous day of uniting in partnership.

Wedding re affirmation of vows (Marriage blessings) are also offerred.

Baptisms are also given by the Chaplain privately or before the congregation .

Funeral and Crematory service assistance, and bereavement care are also offerred by the Chaplain of Salem.
Memorial services, respect and remembrance of those loved ones; who have passed on are also offerred at Salem Chapel.

Pastoral visits may also be arranged, please contact the Chaplain.

Community activities, Exhibitions, Craft and goods sales, Book Sales, Photography, Art Exhibitions, History and Archival Exhibitions, Interesting Talks by popular Speakers and popular entertainment 60s Music, instrumentalists, etc have taken place and continue to do so for your interest and life improvement.

Frequent Open Heritage Days where the Chapel and School Room are open for your interest and visit are also provided.

If there is an activity we do not provide that you think should be provided and would be popular, come along and advise us

Events for your Dairy....

Watch this space.

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