Welcome to the
Little Dart Mission Community

We are a Mission Community of 12 churches seeking to serve our local communities and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Worship Services:

In response to the recent government decision to impose a new National Lockdown several of our churches which had previously re-opened have decided to return to online worship or close for the next few weeks. This will be reviewed as circumstances change.

Where churches remain open services do feel very different as we seek to keep each other and our communities safe. In particular we are advised to remind people not to mingle before or after the services as these are the moments of greatest risk of transmission in an otherwise Covid Safe environment.


We are also continuing to worship online and details of our services can be found on our weekly news sheet.


Page: Weekly News Sheet


Lent Courses 2021


#Live Lent

God's Story
Our Story


It’s not that stories give us an escape.  In fact, the best stories are ones we find ourselves in, as they tell of relating and loving, suffering and hoping, facing dangers and difficulties, holding out for change.  As Christians we have been given the most wonderful story of all. 


There is an extra session on Tuesday 16th February from 2pm to 4pm online via Zoom just before Ash Wednesday. 







Then the main course will run over six weeks on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm online via Zoom


16 Feb     Session:

Extra Session


23 February    Session 1: Catching up with God


02 March        Session 2: Stories of Transformation


09 March        Session 3: Communicating like Jesus


16 March        Session 4: Sharing the Story


23 March        Session 5: Listening for Echoes


30 March        Session 6: Being found by Jesus


The course is free, and we recommend that everyone purchases a copy of the #Live Lent booklet (£1.99) and Living His Story book by Hannah Steele (£7.99) both are available from Amazon.


If you would like to join us please contact Janet May details are included in the weekly news sheet or via the contact page to book a place

Handing on the torch

sacred words for a secular world


Christianity is the largest movement our world has ever seen. It continues to grow at an immense pace – especially in Asia (including China), Africa and Latin America. At the same time, Christianity in the West struggles to grow and – perhaps – even to survive.



In this York Course we consider some of the reasons for this and what it might mean for individual Christians, for churches and for Western culture, in a world where alternative beliefs are increasingly on offer.



The course will run over five weeks on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm

online via Zoom.



17 Feb     Session 1:

A Christian Country?


24 Feb     Session 2:

A Secular Society?


03 March  Session 3:

A Beleaguered Church?



10 March  Session 4:

Competing Creeds?



17 March  Session 5:

Handing on the Torch








Anyone is welcome to join.  We will be starting on Ash Wednesday 17th of February from 7-9pm. 






If you would like to join us please contact Adrian Wells details are included in the weekly news sheet or via the contact page to book a place


Unanswered Prayer

the prayer

course II


This year we are offering the Prayer Course II as a Lent course exploring Jesus’ journey to the cross and drawing on themes and stories from Pete Greig’s book, God on Mute.






“If you are hurting

and secretly wondering ‘Where is God?’

and ‘Why’s this happening to me?’ and

‘How come my prayers aren’t working?’

then I dedicate this book to you.”

Pete Grieg


The course will run over five weeks on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm online via Zoom






24 Feb     Session 1:


03 March  Session 2:

Maundy Thursday: How?


10 March  Session 3:

Good Friday: Why?


17 March  Session 4:

Holy Saturday: Where?

24 March  Session 5:

Easter Sunday: When?





The course is free, and we recommend that you a buy a copy of Pete Greig’s book God on Mute (£10.35) currently available on Amazon




If you would like to join us please contact Tony Rockey details are included in the weekly news sheet or via the contact page to book a place.


Private Prayer:

Several of our churches will have re-opened for private prayer including Meshaw and Witheridge.


    St John the Baptist, Meshaw is open for private prayer
      Sunday morning 9 am- 1 pm and
      Wednesday afternoon from 2 – 6 pm.


    St John the Baptist, Witheridge Is open for private prayer
      Sunday morning 10 am - 12 pm
        with organ music from 11 am -12 pm

        when possible and
      Wednesday afternoon 2 - 4 pm.



The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, launched Daily Hope on Sunday 26 April 2020 as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes, during the lockdown period.


The free phone line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services in mind offering hymns, prayers, and reflections 24 hours a day while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus.

The service is supported by the Church of England nationally as well as through the Connections group based at Holy Trinity Claygate in Surrey and the Christian charity Faith in Later Life.

The Wednesday Cafe

 Free Tea, Coffee, Cake and Conversation


11:00 am to 2pm in Chulmleigh Parish Church on Wednesdays. 


Currently suspended due to the current emergency


If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Our Mission Community Safeguarding Representative is;


Revd Adrian Wells - Team Vicar and Rural Dean

Tel: 01884 861383

Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Team’s contact details;


Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser - Mr Charles Pitman  Tel: 01392 345909



If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11