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.
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'.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SPONSORED OUR
BIKE RIDE IN AID OF DEVON HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST!
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