Related Churches within the area and contact information from external sources such as Crockfords can be found below.
The Minster, Axminster
In the heart of town is the lovely Minster building which is home to the real church - the worshipping people and community of Axminster.
It is the base for a people who worship our wonderful God, and meet for prayer, study, music, fellowship and social activities, and a place for individuals to come for quiet, reflection and personal time with God.
The church has Norman origins, although much of the building dates from the 13th-15th centuries. St Mary's is Axminster's parish church and the oldest building in the town. St Mary's has been Grade II* Listed since 1950
The Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin is one of 8 local churches in the Axe Valley Mission Community
Holy Cross is a small chapel on the outskirts of Axminster with a gathered congregation coming from Axminster, Raymonds Hill, Lyme Regis and Charmouth. Holy Cross is only open at service times and the normal service pattern is a Eucharist service every Sunday at 9.30am.
In past times Holy Cross loved to welcome visitors but Covid-19 makes this difficult as social distancing severely limits the numbers who can attend.
For more information please contact one of the Chapel Wardens:
Nicola Russell 01297 443219
Richard Keane 01297 598953
St Andrew Chardstock
During the current Pandemic we are observing all government restrictions and Covid requirements. The church is open where possible and services are taking place with appropriate safeguards when we can.
St Andrews is a beautiful Victorian village church. We are a small but welcoming community in the East Devon countryside serving the village of Chardstock and surrounding hamlets. We are part of the Axe Valley Mission Community so we generally have a couple of services a month in the church; a Eucharist and a more informal one, with others at neighbouring parishes in the AVMC. We have a monthly coffee morning and in the summer a produce stall to sell surplus garden produce in aid of church funds. We also have a well-used community bookstall. Our lady chapel is set up as a prayer space for quiet prayer and contemplation. The church itself is popular for weddings and is used for occasional concerts and partakes as a hub in village events.
St Mary the Virgin, Combpyne
COMBPYNE. Set in the ‘coombe’ of Combpyne, St, Mary the Virgin Church serves the joint parish of Combpyne and Rousdon.
It dates back to the 13th century and is Grade ll* listed. Notable features include the saddleback tower roof, two of the three bells among the oldest in Devon and a drawing of a ship – possibly as old as the 14th century – on one of the walls in the nave.
Normally the church is open every day but at present, under the Covid restrictions, just on Sundays and Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Apart from special seasonal services, there will usually be two every month – Morning Worship on the first Sunday and Holy Communion on the third – both starting at 10 a.m. St Mary’s is the smallest of the eight churches in the Axe Valley Mission Community but is well loved, welcoming and definitely worth a visit!
St John Baptist Membury
Our much loved church is a Grade 1 listed building, that has evolved over the centuries. It contains examples of architecture extending from the Norman period to the 21st century, including part of a finely carved medieval screen.
In the late 14th century tower there is a ring of six bells, which are often rung before services, and again on Monday evenings, for bell practice.
The church is normally open every day, and holds services on Sunday mornings at 11am, to which everyone is warmly welcomed.
Our services follow the monthly pattern of Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays, Morning Prayer on the second Sunday and an informal service on the fourth Sunday. Where there is a fifth Sunday we join with the other churches in the Axe Valley Mission Community when the various churches take turns to host the service.
For further information about services or other activities please contact the Churchwardens:
Debbie Burrough 01404 881 479
Margaret Steer 01404 881 068
The parish of Uplyme: St Peter & St Paul is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Exeter’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services
Welcome to Axmouth Church!
Despite all the pandemic precautions we are being your church as best we can in a number of different ways. We meet for services on Sunday mornings as well as socially and for study during the week. We do this in the church building or adjacent hall when we can; online or by telephone when we can't.
Please browse this site for a flavour of all this - or get fuller details from our website http://www.axmouthcommunity.org
Axmouth Parochial Church Council is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer. For help, please see our website.
The Parish Church of St Michael's Axmouth is one of the 8 local churches in the Axe Valley Mission Community
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