WELCOME to our group of four churches
on the eastern edge of Dartmoor.

See below for details of a FREE one-year course on lay training for Christian ministry – or click on the first item in the last line of the menu at the top of this page


Lent seems to gather pace after Mothering Sunday, with only three weeks till Easter dawns – so just two weeks after Passion Sunday. An intensity of commitment for the last lap of this important season, in whatever way we choose to keep it, seems called for; and a host of devotional books and booklets have been written to help Christians maximise the fruits of self-discipline. Some helpfully deal with artistic expressions of this season as an aid to meditation, inspiration and devotion. We do well to use whatever helps are available.

Let us continue to remember those going through a ‘Valley of Baca’ – a time of testing, whether it be national or personal. Many parts of our world continue to labour under various forms of oppression, outright warfare or natural disaster, while individuals we may know may be having their own time of testing. The ancient prayer summarised in the Aramaic word Maranatha (found just once in the New Testament) is one which many Christians continue to pray, its meaning being either ‘Our Lord, come!’ or ‘Our Lord has come!’ Whatever our situation, may we be bearers of Christ’s likeness in the world, wherever God sends us, so that others may see that Christ has come – even through us, as his ambassadors.

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– certainly the same day.

If the matter is sufficiently urgent and you would rather telephone, then please ring Lionel Holmes
on 01647 440113 or 07931 890255.
We can put you in touch with a member of the ministry team, should you wish to discuss church or personal matters

– or just have a chat.

Every church in the Moreton benefice now has its own Facebook page where a quantity of recent information is to be found in addition to what appears on this website. They may be reached by clicking on the links below:
For St Andrew’s in Moreton, please click HERE
For St Winifred’s in Manaton, please click HERE
For St John’s in Lustleigh, please click
For St John’s in North Bovey, please click

To locate our churches, the postcodes for each one may be found by clicking on SUNDAY SERVICES.

ALL OUR CHURCHES ARE OPEN for private prayer and reflection, but check opening times given in the item under QUICK LINKS at the top left-hand side of this page.

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Let our churches inspire you!

The four parish churches and one chapel that comprise this benefice are all cultural icons of the communities they serve and are of considerable heritage importance.

Much more than that, however, they are also living centres of Christian worship, offering peace and solace to all who enter them, and the Good News of Jesus Christ – as relevant as ever to the needs of a turbulent world.

So please come and explore our website and find out more.

If you’d like some information about our Christian faith, please click here.

Many of the beautiful photographs taken for our website are the work of Mike Rego whose work may also be viewed on his website at

St Andrew’s is a Fairtrade church

A Fairtrade stall sells Fairtrade goods, mainly food, in church every second Sunday of the month