Welcome to the Hartland Coast Mission Community website.   We are a team made up of individual parishes each with its own worshipping community, together seeking to serve the people who live, work and visit here. Each is a lively community with much going on, and as our web site develops we hope you will find all the details of what is currently on offer.  Choose "The Parishes" and "Links" from the menu on the top line of this page to see more detail of individual parishes and associated organisations.
We normally have a whole variety of worship services within the team (but see other site pages for changes due to Covid-19). We aim to provide a worship menu with something to suit everyone, with many parishes trying new forms of informal worship alongside other more traditional services. For further details please check the individual parish pages.  We have a ministry of welcome to all, if you come and find a welcome please tell your friends, if you come and don’t find a welcome please tell us!

There are some points of interest on the News page via the menu at the top of this page: 

  • The Fellowship of St Helen has been established on Lundy, based in St Helen's church. Bishop Jackie supports this project and offers helpful words about it on the Lundy page - click on the underlined words to go there.

  • See the Links page for the latest Woolsery Parish Newsletter and Clovelly News.  

  • Madeline offers a regular "Lectio Divina" - a Bible study and Meditation on Zoom on alternate Thursday evenings at 7pm.   The access details are available from the Clergy, Readers and from the Parish Administrator.  These details are not generally broadcast to prevent misuse by mischief makers. 

  • Additionally a sub-menu item on the Events page provides a link to the Readings for all the Sundays in the current month under the sub-heading 'Sunday's Readings' .

  • Here is the link to the advice from the Diocese  and the Church of England to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the forthcoming months:



Andrew Macwilliam has provided a helpful Reflection for the 8th Sunday after Trinity, 25th July 2021, and includes an appropriate prayer from Vera Tooke



"... means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture in all our churches. In order to achieve this, we need to do a lot of hard work. We will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults. We will work to prevent abuse from occurring. We will seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks."

The above paragraph is quoted from the Parish Safeguarding Handbook which is available here: 

In our Mission Community, with its nine parishes, there are Safeguarding Officers responsible for each parish.  These can be contacted as shown in the list below.   Alternatively please contact the Team Rector or the Team Vicar both of whose contact details can be found via the Contacts page clicked from the menu at the top of the page.

Parish Safeguarding Officers

Buckland Brewer        Dave Watson             bucklanddave1953@btinternet.com        01237 451437

Welcombe                    Diana Holdaway       panddholdaway@googlemail.com            01237 431788


Bucks Mills,                 Faith Butler               faitheve4@gmail.com                                  01237 451627




Alwington                     Hilary Dodge             hilary.dodge@mail.com                             01237 451643


Hartland                       Joy Cooper                 joycooper43@btinternet.com                   01237 441500


Clovelly                         Sue Curtis                   tomsuecurtis@btinternet.com                  01237 431398


Lundy                            Andrew Wilby           andrew@wilby.me.uk                                 07803 295042          (Andrew does not live on the island )                

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