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: 

  • Madeline is restarting the "Lectio Divina" - a kind of Bible study and Meditation.   It will be on Zoom on alternate Thursday evenings at 7.   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' .

  • We include on the News page a two-poster summary of the Countryside Code which you are invited to display to as many people as possible.

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


Because of Covid we were obliged to shut and lock all the churches in the Community during the height of the Epidemic, and we have restricted access during second lockdown too.     You will find details on the 'News' page and on the 'Services during virus restrictions' page, both found by clicking on the appropriate item in the menu at the head of all the pages.  

Andrew Macwilliam has provided a helpful reflection for  the celebration of Christ the King [22nd November] and includes intercessionary prayers.




"... 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 )                

Diocesan Safeguarding Officers

Safeguarding Adviser: CHARLES PITMAN                   charles.pitman@exeter.anglican.org              Tel 01392 345909 or 07889 542640 


Assistant Safeguarding Adviser: PHILLIP PARKER    phill.parker@exeter.anglican.org                    Tel 01392 294969 or 07809 339501

Assistant Safeguarding Adviser: JAMES MAY              james.may@exeter.anglican.org                      Tel 01392 345910 or 07889 542626 

Data Privacy Notice for each of the 9 Parishes, as amended 8/18:-