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.

All Souls Service, Bridestowe

St Bridget's Church, Bridestowe
7pm, Wednesday 2nd November 2016

A service to remember loved ones who have passed away. The names of the departed will be read out and candles lit for those we love but see no longer.


THE NORTHMOOR TEAM 'AWAY DAY' will be on Saturday 28 January 2017 at the Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum from 10.30am to 4pm. The day will be led by Penny Warren from Shebbear. Penny is a well known speaker.  The theme for the day is 'Light in Winter. Seeing God in the Seasons'.

Full details of the day will follow.

All Soul’s Eve Service - Hatherleigh

A quiet, reflective service for those who would appreciate some time and space to remember loved ones who have died.

7.00pm, Wednesday 2nd November
Hatherleigh Parish Church

Everyone is welcome (from all the parishes)!

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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