We belong to the Church of England
and are part of the Diocese of Exeter. There are currently fourteen
active churches, including a 'Chapel of Ease' within the Okehampton
and Northmoor Churches Team Ministry. There is also 'St Mary's' of
Ashbury which does not have services on a regular basis.
What we stand for
We are proud to be part of the
Christian Church around the world and to affirm our unity with other
Churches in the town. We understand the purpose of the Church to be:
Telling the good news of God's love for the world as shown to us in
Enabling Christians to grow in their understanding of God and of
Playing our full part in the life of the town, helping it to be a
safe and healthy community, seeking ways to put our faith into
Recognising injustice in all its forms, speaking out against it and
seeking to overcome it.
Acknowledging our responsibility for the created world and trying to
live in a sustainable way.
We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful churches.
If you would like to
speak with or contact anyone about our churches or our ministry,
here. We look forward to hearing
For all information on Churches -
location, directions, Service timings, etc; please click on the
'Churches' link. For other Churches please look at the 'Links' page.
"There will be baaaaarhing in Okehampton tomorrow Friday
30th November as 32 named knitted sheep escape from 'All Saints Parish Church'
into shops and businesses in the town. They need to be identified before
Christmas Eve so that they can all safely be back at the Parish Church in time
for the Crib Service on Christmas Eve. To help with this there is a booklet
which children, of all ages ,can collect wherever they see a sheep or from
'Toast' Coffee Shop in Market Street where they can also leave their completed
The booklet also tells the story of the Nativity - the Birth of Jesus and
explains the role of the shepherds and invites everyone to the Crib Service. The
sheep are being gathered in at St James Chapel in the centre of Okehampton at
lunch time on Christmas Eve - we hope none will have been lost!"
For further information please contact the Revd Stephen Cook on 01837 659297 /
On Wednesday 27th June 2018 the contoured benches were
put into place around the tree stump and prayer completing the Sanctuary Project
at All Saints Church coinciding with the All Saints Flower Festival the
It is encouraging that the Sanctuary has received a lot
of positive feedback despite the Sanctuary looking new and unnatural and the
grass brown and trampled. When the grass has regrown to its previous verdant
self, the bases have lost their white glare and the benches have toned down the
Sanctuary will blend in more with the natural setting of the churchyard and
Now the Sanctuary is open to all for prayer,
contemplation and remembrance. Also due to its quiet and natural setting people
can sit and connect with the natural world benefitting their health and
“The Pilgrim course is a journey to the heart of God and to a living, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” The Archbishops of Canterbury and York.
Pilgrim is a major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. It aims to help every local church create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.
We are intending to have at least one of the pilgrim courses running somewhere within the Mission Community at all times and would also be very willing to facilitate a new group at any time too. Anyone who is interested can contact Revd Steve Cook or Revd Adrian Brook to find out more about pilgrim and what's going on at any particular time.