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 government permission to re-open places of worship we have been working to re-open those churches where we have the people to undertake the necessary work and the required agreement between the PCC and the incumbent.


Currently four of our churches will have re-opened for private prayer including Chawleigh, Meshaw and Witheridge.


    St James, Chawleigh is open for private prayer
      Monday morning 10 am to 11 am and
      Thursday afternoon from 3 pm to 4 pm.


    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.


Elsewhere in the Mission Community three of our churches, are ready to hold services including Eggesford and Thelbridge in late July and Witheridge in August 2020 with preparations underway in East Worlington and discussions starting in Cheldon.  For further details see our weekly news sheet.


On Friday 23 July 2020 the Church of England published new guidance strongly advising clergy and their congregations to wear face coverings when attending church services.  We encourage all who would like to visit our churches and those attending our church services to follow this guidance.


So thank you to all of those who have worked hard to clean, clear, and sign post our churches to make this possible.


We are also continuing to worship online using a range resources including Zoom and facebook and details of how to engage with our services are included in our weekly news sheet.


Page: Weekly News Sheet



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