Welcome

A warm welcome from the nine churches collectively known as the Torridge Team Ministry, comprising the churches at Buckland Filleigh, Huish, Langtree, Merton, Newton St Petrock, Peters Marland, Petrockstowe, Shebbear and Sheepwash. We are in the heart of rural North Devon's agricultural area surrounded by beautiful countryside where our local farmers work hard to produce our food and look after God's Gift of creation.

Please look through our pages to find out a little more about our beautiful old churches. If you can't find what you are looking for please contact the office HERE 

If you would like to support the work of our churches please click HERE and follow the links to our "Give a little" pages. Thank you.

Sunday services 

During this current lockdown we are allowed to use our church buildings. They are available for individual prayer. Most are open. But if the building is locked, do ask for a key, as you want to use the place. 

We can hold public services, however, for most of our churches, we have felt that it is not appropriate to hold services as this time. The encouragement is to ‘stay at home’, and we do have the weekly provision of both the Online Service and the Phone Service. 

Sunday Online  - go to our Church On Line page to join in with this service.


Church by phone - Sundays at 4pm. Phone 0330-606-0403. You will be asked for an access code: 251417



*** New for Lent 2021 ***

There are lots of resources available to help us make the most of the period of Lent this year. A selection of local, regional and national material is collected together below to make access straightforward. You are welcome to use any of these (I’m sure there is lots of other material you can also find) and also to join with us as a Team on Wednesday evenings through Lent to discuss our own journey with others and to pray together. Details of the zoom meetings are included in the weekly email notices that you can subscribe to. Click on the image links or documents below. There will also be reflections for Lent added on the Torridge Talk page.

       LiveLent          These are our stories

Torridge Team - Church at Home.                                                         National Course                                Exeter Diocese 


Children and Families

Torridge Talk - Regular thoughts and reflections from across the team. Find in the menu or click HERE.

Children and Families - A few of our favourite things created during this time of limited social contact.

Team Link Magazine - Monthly magazine with news from across the team. Find in the menu or click HERE.

Support, care and prayer around the villages.

As you have particular needs, please be in touch using our contact page. As appropriate we will seek to put you in touch with someone who can help.

In today’s reading and sermon (21st Feb) Mark tells us that Jesus was “out among the wild animals”. This reminded me of one of my favourite poems by Wendell Berry (no relation). During this Lentern period, may we find peace amongst the wild things.


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