On behalf of our churches and Churchwardens, may we welcome you to our website.

We are a group of eight church communities on the edge of Dartmoor, each of which is at the heart of a vibrant town or village. We have an enormously long tradition of faithful Christian witness and Worship. We and visitors to our churches relish their historic beauty, but also find a warmth and welcome open to everyone. Places where you can explore or deepen faith.

If you are seeking to be married, or to organise a baptism, we will do our best to arrange this. The first step is to contact either a Churchwarden on the "Our Churches" pages, or a member of the Ministry Team on the "Contact Us" page

If you are a visitor, then many of our churches are open all day, every day. See the individual churches in the menu above.

You are welcome to visit our churches whenever they are open, and to join us at any of our services.


Job Vacancy Filled!

Mission & Family Development Worker - Ashburton and Moorland Team

We are delighted to announce that Heidi Lewis has been appointed as our Mission & Family Development Worker.

Heidi is a highly qualified teacher with particular interest in music and the performing arts.  Whilst teaching, she has been working closely with the parish church clergy team, actively promoting the Christian Ethos of church schools and developing the All-Age Worship service.  She has lived and worked within the local area for the past twenty years and is aware of many of the social issues prevalent in rural communities.

Heidi says of herself “I greatly appreciate the significant role that a sense of community and fellowship has in building people’s faith and understanding of God.  Increasingly, I believe I am being called to work with families and whole communities.”

We look forward to welcoming Heidi as a very valuable member of our team.


We are committed to the highest standards of safeguarding for all. 

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Benefice Safeguarding Representative - Judy Southcombe - 01364 621520 -

Click here to download our Safeguarding Policy

Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Team's contact details - https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.

If you'd like to talk over something, do give us a call.

Rt Revd Mark Rylands - 01364 716309 Email

Revd Geoffrey Fenton - 01364 621334   Email

PS If you'd like to read some more information about our Christian Faith, why not visit http://www.christianity.org.uk/