THE EDGEMOOR GROUP is a single Benefice consisting of eleven rural churches stretching from Knowstone, Rose Ash and the Ansteys to the east, across the southern edge of Exmoor to Charles and High Bray to the west. Each of our Churches has its own character and traditions but all seek to express a warm, prayerful and loving faith in the communities we serve. Here you will find information about our churches, our services and activities and how to make arrangements for baptisms, weddings and funerals.
We would love to welcome you to any of our churches. Wherever you find yourself in life, just come as you are and see what difference God can make. All are welcome, all are welcome.
Most of our churches are open for private prayer and reflection.
Church Services - Please see the calendar pages for details of services in each church.
Zoom Services - We are pleased to announce that Zoom services will be continuing but rather differently now that "Live" Church is back up and running at all our churches, for details please click here . For the moment the following services are being run via Zoom:-
Local House of Prayer - every Friday at 5.OO pm. Do contact us if you would like to join the list of those to whom we send the Zoom link each week. You will find an email form on the contact page. Please click here for a copy of the prayers, or get in touch if you would prefer a hardcopy of the prayers posted to you.
Monthly Evening Meditations on Zoom - on the third Sunday of each month at 5.00pm (please note that day and time is different in December - see calendar) . As above, do contact us if you would like to join the list of those to whom we send the Zoom link, via the email form on the contact page.
Outdoor Church - every 4th Sunday of the month - For all the family, in all weathers! and from 11.00am - 12 noon. For details please click here.
Many congratulations to Reg Howe, Churchwarden, and the PCC at St Peter's Knowstone for winning the prestigious King of Prussia's Gold Medal awarded annually for excellence in Church conservation. For details please click here
Many congratulations also to Keith Bavin, Churchwarden at St Michael's East Anstey, who on Saturday 13th November was appointed President of the Devon Association of Bell Ringers. Founded in 1925, the Association represents call change church bell ringers in Devon. It has 100 affiliated towers and arranges festivals, training events and festivals throughout the year.
SAFEGUARDING If you have concerns about the safety of someone, or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
Richard Carder, Edgemoor Group of Parishes Safeguarding Lead on 07958 038092
The Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Team via https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, please call Childline on 0800 1111
Lord, may justice flow like a river
Reaching barren lands and sun scorched deserts
Where people feel forgotten and hopeless
Let your water of life comfort them
Where children lie abandoned or abused
Let your water of life protect them
Where communities suffer at the hands of prejudice
Let your water of life shield them
Wednesday 1st December
Sunday 5th December
Wednesday 8th December
Sunday 12th December
Wednesday 15th December
7:00pm Advent Meditation via Zoom
Friday 17th December
Saturday 18th December
Sunday 19th December
Wednesday 22nd December
Friday 24th December
Saturday 25th December
Sunday 26th December