The Northmoor Team Ministry

We belong to the Church of England and are part of the Diocese of Exeter. There are currently fourteen active churches, including a 'Chapel of Ease' within the Okehampton and Northmoor Churches Team Ministry. There is also 'St Mary's' of Ashbury which does not have services on a regular basis.

What we stand for

We are proud to be part of the Christian Church around the world and to affirm our unity with other Churches in the town. We understand the purpose of the Church to be:

Telling the good news of God's love for the world as shown to us in Jesus Christ.

Enabling Christians to grow in their understanding of God and of their faith

Playing our full part in the life of the town, helping it to be a safe and healthy community, seeking ways to put our faith into practice.

Recognising injustice in all its forms, speaking out against it and seeking to overcome it.

Acknowledging our responsibility for the created world and trying to live in a sustainable way.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful churches.

If you would like to speak with or contact anyone about our churches or our ministry, please click here. We look forward to hearing from you.

For all information on Churches - location, directions, Service timings, etc; please click on the 'Churches' link. For other Churches please look at the 'Links' page.


THE NORTHMOOR TEAM 'AWAY DAY' will be on Saturday 28 January 2017 at the Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum from 10.30am to 4pm. The theme for the day is -

'Light in Winter seeing God in the Seasons'
with Penny Warren

This day is for everyone within the Northmoor Churches. It’s a chance to meet up with old friends, hopefully make some new ones, relax, enjoy and be encouraged in each other's company; to take time out for personal reflection, shared worship, as well as eating and having fun.

Full details and a booking form are available below -

Full info and booking form

Phone bookings can be made on 07815 821532 or by email to:

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL at St. Bridget’s Bridestowe, EX20 4ER

From December 10th to 16th, the church will be open daily from 10am to 7pm to see the trees decorated by our churches, our primary school and pre-school, as well as many groups, businesses and individuals.
On Saturday, December 10th you are warmly invited to come and enjoy mince pies, mulled wine and some light Christmas music from 5.30 – 7.30pm.

Italian Evening - 16th September 2016

On 16th September members of All Saints invited their friends to a fun-filled Italian evening. The Church Hall was decorated in the colours of Italy; delicious authentic Italian food and drink were served; and the music and entertainment, including a table quiz and some wonderful mandolin playing from Steve Cook had an Italian flavour.  


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Bridestowe Prayer Group - Updates

1. Bridestowe prayer group on Thursday 27 October is CANCELLED

2. Tuesday 01 November it will be a joint meeting with the Soulspace group from the Whiddon parishes.
11.00am at St.Mary's Chapel, South Zeal, followed by lunch and social.

3. Future meetings will be on a TUESDAY for the duration of the 'Creeds Course'. Thursdays will resume again on 22 December.

Rev. Ruth Hansford and her son Brendan - sponsored bike ride.



Rev. Ruth Hansford (Team Vicar of Hatherleigh, Meeth, Exbourne, Jacobstowe and Northlew in the Northmoor Team Ministry) and her son Brendan (8 years old) would like to announce that we completed our bike ride for Devon Historic Churches Trust from Hatherleigh via the back road to Jacobstowe and back. The pull up Park Road and then to the top of Hatherleigh Moor required several pauses and much puffing (particularly by Ruth). As we coasted our way down past the Upcotts to Cadham, we realised that going back would involve a good deal of going uphill. We reached Jacobstowe Church in just over 45 minutes and enjoyed having a break at the Cream Teas there (with Ruth looking rather flushed!!). Refreshed and replenished, we set out on our return and, after 55 minutes, whizzed down the hill to finish at Hatherleigh Church. As we wheeled our bikes up the church path towards home, Brendan said, ‘That was great fun!’ After riding 9 miles in less than 2 hours, Brendan immediately got off his bike after cycling up the drive to charge off and join his sister Krysty playing with friends at our neighbour’s house! Rev. Ruth went inside for an Almond Magnum and a sit down with a very welcome cup of tea.


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