Supporting the Church

St John Baptist Church is dependent on the generosity of those who worship here, live locally or visit our lovely church. Your donations will support our ministry and mission, and also help with the day to day aspects of looking after the building.

Click here to make a donation. Thank you.

Alternatively, donations can be made on the contactless card machine in church, by clicking the QR code on this page, sent via Charities Aid Foundation or by contacting Ailsa Comley, our treasurer.

A Taste of Marldon and ComptonAnd why not buy…

A Taste of Marldon and Compton. A book of recipes, memories and stories from the village and available to buy at Marldon Cards and News or contact

There are lots of delicious recipes (and some tales of cooking disasters!) plus stories of village life including the panto, Apple Pie Fair, school and contributions from members of our clubs and organizations. The 256 full colour pages also feature recipes from top chefs and celebrities of TV and radio who kindly sent us their favourites.

All proceeds go towards the upkeep of our beautiful Grade 1 listed church.

One of our Licensed Lay Ministers, Richard Frost, is the author of five books:


  • Looking to Move On – a contemporary story of love and loss – and with a very happy ending!
  • Living the Difference – a follow on novel to Looking to Move On .
  • Finding Stability in Times of Change – exploring how the miracle of the calming of the storm provides insights for the ups and downs in our lives
  • Life with St Benedict – daily reflections for modern day life based on the 6th Century Rule of St Benedict
  • A Story to Tell – looking at some of the people who met Jesus and what we can learn from them.

Details of all these books are available at and if you buy directly from Richard, a percentage will be donated to St John Baptist Church.

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting took place on Sunday 21st April. Click here to download Annual Report, Annual Accounts, PCC Accounts and Assets & Liabilities.


Like many churches, Marldon Church is ‘excepted’ from charity registration. This just means we don’t have to register or submit annual returns. The Charity Commission regulates ‘excepted charities’ just like registered charities and can use any of its powers if it needs to. Click here for more details.

St John Baptist, Marldon church services on Sundays at 10 am, apart from the 5th Sunday in a month when there is a Totnes Team Service. There is also Junior Church and coffee after the service. Do join us! All are welcome.