The Edgemoor Mission Community

Bishops Nympton, Charles, East Anstey, High Bray, Knowstone, Mariansleigh, Molland, North Molton, Rose Ash, Twitchen, West Anstey.


Tel: 01598 751591/01769 571686

Welcome to the Edgemoor Group of Parishes. Eleven Rural Churches on the edge of Exmoor.


- No Outdoor Church in November, but please join us in December for Advent Adventures Outdoor Church at 3:30pm on the 3rd of December at WEST ANSTEY

- Please join us through Advent & for the build up to Christmas across the Edgemoor Mission Community. See below for some upcoming events and services, and if there is anything people would like added feel free to send to the email above.


A Candlelit Concert of Advent and Christmas Music

Rose Ash Church

Sunday 10th December at 6pm 

Free entry, mulled-wine and small-eats.


We will be playing a selection of classical Advent and Christmas carols & music from the likes of Bach, Handel, Arthur Sullivan, Byrd, Britten, etc., and performed by some of the finest choirs and orchestras. 

Advent hymns such as “In the Bleak mid-winter” will be sung by the choir of Keble College, and there will be old carols from Germany that should be very familiar. We will hear some of the great Christmas choral pieces such Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and some dances from “The Nutcracker” ballet, etc. 

We will also have some more modern songs and arrangements to add a bit of levity!

There will be a brief explanation of the pieces and why they have been chosen - but the emphasis will be on listening to the music.

As usual, we will be setting up a really wonderful stereo system, much of it vintage equipment from the 1970s. People often say it feels like listening to live music, with wonderful clarity and a volume that fills the church. 

The evenings are quite informal - so bring your knitting - or a good book, if that is how you like to listen to music. The church will be warm – but you might wish to bring a cushion! 

There will be a box for anyone who wishes to make a donation to help us repair the gable coping-stones.  We would be very grateful for anything given in this way as it will help us to keep this lovely church open for future generations. 

We look forward to seeing you on the 10th December at 6pm!



Sunday 10th December
10:00 am -
10:00 am -
10:00 am -
10:00 am -
11:15 am -
Wednesday 13th December
9:00 am -
Sunday 17th December
8:30 am -
10:00 am -
10:00 am -
10:00 am -
10:00 am -
6:00 pm -
6:00 pm -
6:30 pm -

Christmas Carol Services across the Edgemoor Group

Sunday the 17th of December 2023 

Knowstone at 6pm.

West Anstey at 6pm.

Bishops Nympton at 6:30pm.

Thursday the 21st of December 2023

North Molton at 6:30pm

Friday the 22nd of December 2023

Charles at 6pm

Rose Ash at 6pm

East Anstey at 6:30pm

Molland at 7pm

Christmas Eve

Mariansleigh at 3pm

High Bray at 4pm

Twitchen at 6:30pm

Please join us at any of the above Services for Christmas Carols with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies.


Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2023

Charles and High Bray are collecting filled Shoeboxes for those in desperate need in Eastern Europe, UK and Ukraine.

Please contact Madeleine Brownell on  01598 710389 for ALL information on for example : suggested contents, age range and delivery.

We need to receive your filled shoeboxes by November 5th





with Fran & Mac

at 'Highlands' EAST ANSTEY

on Wednesday the 13th of December

at 3pm to 4:30pm

with a Christmas Theme, also Tea & Cake.

For more Information call

01398 341993


Upcoming Events for Advent & Christmas


Dominic Coad's Induction on Tuesday the 5th of September 2023

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
John 11:25
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