The Pastoral Care and Service to the Community Working Group

We are commanded to love our neighbour as ourselves.  The Pastoral Care and Service to the Community Working Group aims to bring together skills and practices from across the Mission Community in ways that will identify and meet needs of anyone living in our area, whether connected with the church or not.  In a thinly populated area such as ours, loneliness and isolation can be real problems, and the lack of public transport can aggravate this.  As well as encouraging initiatives to address needs within the community, we also aim to provide a focus and support for any existing efforts and to provide a liaison point between the Mission Community and other external agencies working in these fields.

Members are currently: Katie Cross, Sue Browne, Royston Kershaw, Angela Richards, Shirley Madge & Lisa Clapp.

Click here for the minutes of the latest meeting of the working group

Useful links

Here are some links to other websites that we hope you will find useful. Click on the name of a link to open it in a new window.


Church of England information and advice about weddings

Church of England Collects and Post Communions

The Diocese of Exeter

Find a church near you


Devon Association of Parish Councils

Newton St Cyres Parish

Upton Pyne and Cowley Parish


The Boone Society


Services in the Netherexe Parishes



Your parish churches aim to meet the needs of the whole community by providing a variety of types of service. For example, Family Services are informal and contemporary in style, designed for all ages and with the needs of young children especially in mind. Some of our Holy Communion services are a very traditional, quiet and reflective service from the Book of Common Prayer.

Our monthly newsletter ‘In Touch’, which you can access via the 'What's on' menu or the link below, will help you to find the service that suits you.


A detailed programme of the forthcoming months Sunday services in all of the Netherexe parishes is published in our newsletter ‘In Touch’, along with the programme of weekday and Saturday services in churches throughout the Mission Community. 

Please check for any variations to the usual programme, which are also published in our newsletter.

Schools in the Netherexe parishes

There are four primary schools in the Netherexe parishes, at Brampford Speke, Newton St Cyres, Stoke Canon and Thorverton.

Clicking the name of the school below will take you to the website of the school (opens in a new window)



Brampford Speke Church of England primary school



Newton St Cyres primary school



Stoke Canon Church of England primary school



 Thorverton Church of England primary school



Find out more about Church of England primary schools

About 25% of all state primary schools in England are Church of England schools and 18.6% of all primary pupils attend these schools. You can find out more at the Church of England website.






In Touch


Our free monthly newsletter, In Touch, is distributed throughout the Netherexe parishes. Every issue includes details of the times of services in each of our churches, notices of forthcoming events and parish contacts in the Netherexe parishes.


Please click here for the latest pdf copy of In Touch









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