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
Enabling Christians to grow in their understanding of God and of
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
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,
here. We look forward to hearing
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.
Rev. Dr Ruth Hansford has been appointed
as the Vicar and Ministry Area Leader in the Bro Ystumanner [pronounced ‘uh stee
manner’] Ministry Area in the Diocese of Bangor in the Church in Wales. This is
a group of six churches on the coast, north of Aberystwyth at the southern end
of Snowdonia National Park. Ruth's last Sunday here will be February
11th 2018, when there will be a special service to celebrate her time here.
Ruth and the family will be very sad to leave behind friends and colleagues in
Devon, but are looking forward to the opportunities this new post brings.
Ruth is presently the Team Vicar of
Hatherleigh, Meeth, Exbourne, Jacobstowe and Northlew in the Northmoor Team
Ministry in the Diocese of Exeter.
We wish Ruth and her family every
happiness in their new home.
“The Pilgrim course is a journey to the heart of God and to a living,
personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” The Archbishops of Canterbury and
Pilgrim is a major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of
England. It aims to help every local church create a place where people can
explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.
We are intending to have at least one of the pilgrim courses running somewhere
within the Mission Community at all times and would also be very willing to
facilitate a new group at any time too. Anyone who is interested can contact
Revd Steve Cook, Revd Adrian Brook or Revd Ruth Hansford to find out more about
pilgrim and what's going on at any particular time.