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

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

SERVING
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.

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

TENDING
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.
 

Sheep on the loose in Okehampton

"There will be baaaaarhing in Okehampton tomorrow Friday 30th November as 32 named knitted sheep escape from 'All Saints Parish Church' into shops and businesses in the town. They need to be identified before Christmas Eve so that they can all safely be back at the Parish Church in time for the Crib Service on Christmas Eve. To help with this there is a booklet which children, of all ages ,can collect wherever they see a sheep or from 'Toast' Coffee Shop in Market Street where they can also leave their completed forms.

The booklet also tells the story of the Nativity - the Birth of Jesus and explains the role of the shepherds and invites everyone to the Crib Service. The sheep are being gathered in at St James Chapel in the centre of Okehampton at lunch time on Christmas Eve - we hope none will have been lost!"

For further information please contact the Revd Stephen Cook on 01837 659297 / 07790909442

 

Bridestowe Christmas Tree Festival & The Teddy Trust

We are having a Christmas Tree Festival from Friday 8th December – Saturday December 15th at 10.30a.m. – 5.00 p.m. with trees decorated by many local groups and
individuals.
Enquiries to Georgina 861183 or Jenny T 861236

We will also be collecting teddies and other soft, cuddly toys in good, clean condition for
THE TEDDY TRUST

To be sent to traumatised and displaced children overseas.
So please bring any redundant furry friends with you either to the Festival or they can be left in the Methodist Church shop on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings or with
Jenny Reynolds. (Ring 01837 861678) Please check the Teddy Trust website for details. Facebook

 

The Sanctuary

 THE SANCTUARY

THE SANCTUARY UPDATE

On Wednesday 27th June 2018 the contoured benches were put into place around the tree stump and prayer completing the Sanctuary Project at All Saints Church coinciding with the All Saints Flower Festival the following weekend.

It is encouraging that the Sanctuary has received a lot of positive feedback despite the Sanctuary looking new and unnatural and the grass brown and trampled. When the grass has regrown to its previous verdant self, the bases have lost their white glare and the benches have toned down the Sanctuary will blend in more with the natural setting of the churchyard and surrounding area.

Now the Sanctuary is open to all for prayer, contemplation and remembrance. Also due to its quiet and natural setting people can sit and connect with the natural world benefitting their health and wellbeing.

For more information about the Sanctuary contact David Back on 07713459189 or email davidback59@btinternet.com.

All Saints Living Churchyards Project is part of the Exeter Diocese Devon Living Churchyards Project.

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What is Pilgrim?

“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 York.

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.


For more information http://exeter.anglican.org/christian-faith/explaining-faith/pilgrim-course/ and http://www.pilgrimcourse.org/the-course

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 or Revd Adrian Brook to find out more about pilgrim and what's going on at any particular time.

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