Our Team


Team Rector:  

The Revd Tony Rockey
Tel: 01769 581712

The Rector has overall responsibility for the twelve churches of the Little Dart Team but is the minister of the six churches in the west: Burrington, Chawleigh, Cheldon, Chulmleigh, Eggesford and Wembworthy. 


The Revd Christine Chandler

Christine is based in Chulmleigh and will serve across the Mission Community

Team Vicar and Rural Dean

The Revd Adrian Wells

Tel: 01884 861383.

The Vicar has responsibility for the six churches in the east: Meshaw, Romansleigh, Thelbridge, Witheridge, East Worlington and West Worlington.

Self Supporting Minister (PTO):

The Revd John Rhodes

John is a self-supporting minister.  We welcome John to the team and look forward to sharing our ministry together.


Retired Minister (PTO):

The Revd Clive Jobbins.
Clive is a retired minister sharing ministry with us and is currently looking after the chruch in Wembworthy.


Retired Minister (PTO):

The Revd James Denniston
James is a retired minister sharing ministry with us and is part of the Worship Team in Chawleigh.


Retired Minister (PTO):

The Revd Steven Smith.
Steven is a retired minister sharing ministry with us at the eastern end of the Mission Community in Thelbridge and Witheridge.


For Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals

In Burrington, Chawleigh, Cheldon, Chulmleigh, Eggesford and Wembworthy please contact Rev’d Tony


In Meshaw, Thelbridge, Witheridge with Creacombe and Romansleigh, East Worlington and West Worlington please contact Rev’d Adrian.


Licensed Lay Ministers play an important part in the ministry of the Church of England. Licensed Lay Ministers have a teaching and preaching ministry; leading services, teaching about our faith, preaching and undertaking pastoral visiting among other duites. Licensed Lay Ministers are licensed by the Bishop after a number of years training.

Licensed Lay Minister

Mrs Elaine Cook


We currently have a Licensed Lay Minister in Training with the South West Ministry Training Course Mr Chris Rogers based in Wembworthy

As his training progresses you are likely to meet him in several of our churches.


In a few of our churches we have established worship teams who prepare and lead services. This is now a regular feature in several of our churches including Chawleigh, Chulmleigh, Thelbridge, Witheridge and East Worlington. These worship groups are suported by the clergy and have been given authority to plan and take services.



Mrs Elaine Cook



The Reverend Adrian Wells



See individual church information for details



Churchwardens have responsibility for the day to day running of their church and will therefore answer routine questions, may be contacted initially via email on our contact page.

Their names appear alongside the other information of our churches.