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 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 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
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.
Welcome to All Saints!
All Saints’ Parish Church serves the community of All Saints and surrounding hamlets which totals about 250 households. Usually our church is open all day every day and all our welcome to pop in at any time or join us at one of our regular services which are advertised locally and on the Axe Valley Mission Community Website.
Over the course of each month we try to offer a variety of services as well as holding extra services to celebrate festivals. This much loved village church is greatly supported by its local community and usually provides active ‘outreach’ through monthly ‘Village Breakfasts’ on the second Saturday of each month.
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.
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! We are open every day.
Apart from special seasonal services, there will usually be two every month, for full details see Pew News on the Axe Valley Mission Community website
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
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