Meet The Staff

Martin Warren Team VicarRevd. Preb. Martin Warren is the Team Rector and can be contacted HERE or at

The Vicarage, Shebbear, Beaworthy, EX21 5RU

Tel: 01409 281424.

"I have been part of the churches and communities here for the past 20 years. it is a privilege to work in such an area close to the earth and the people as part of God's folk in these places."


Susannah MetzRevd. Dr Susannah Metz is the Team Vicar and also Rural Dean of Torrington and can be contacted contacted HERE or at 

The Rectory, Petrockstowe, EX20 3HQ  

Tel: 01837 810621.

"I came here 8 years ago from The School of Theology, Sewanee, TN (USA) where I taught Contextual Education, including courses on rural ministry, to ordinands. I’ve always loved rural areas and sustainable agriculture, so I also work as a relief milker. I love my “big girls”. I live in the village with my very naughty dog, Lily."

Julie CartwrightRevd. Julie Cartwright.                                                                                                                                                    Julie is also Chaplain at Barnstaple Hospital and happy to visit family or friends if you or they are a patient at any time. Hospital number is 01271 322362.

If you, or someone you know would appreciate a visit from one of the Torridge Team pastoral care visitors please contact Julie, the coordinator, on the following email or telephone her on          01409 281554. Pastoral Team Email: 

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Jon Berry

Jon Berry

“We moved to Stibb Cross nearly 20 years ago leaving behind a career in IT to move into teaching. Although a non-conformist by nature and background, I trained as a Reader about 10 years ago. Whilst based in Shebbear, I help out across the team. I’m always seeking new (actually sometimes they’re ancient) ways of understanding our faith and fresh ways of expressing our worship.”


Sheila Deane Sheila Deane

" I have lived in the area for over 50 years now and rural North Devon is a very special place for me. Over the years I have been involved with the Churches in the team in various ways, mostly with Guides and Youth Fellowships. I trained as a Reader in the late 1990's and enjoy being involved with services in all the Churches in the Team. In recent years I have been living in Shebbear with my terrier dog,' Boris'.