South Dartmoor Mission Community

The Diocese of Exeter has designated our four churches as a “Mission Community”: groups of parishes working together in partnership to serve our town and villages in our Christian Mission as we "follow Jesus more nearly, dearly and clearly and become more like him day by day" 

Our four churches are: St. John’s Ivybridge, St. Michael’s Cornwood, St. Petroc's Harford, and All Saints Sparkwell, all under the leadership of our Vicar, Revd Paul Hinckley. We are known as the South Dartmoor Mission Community (SDMC).

Bishop Robert has given a challenge to all the parishes and Mission Communities in the diocse of Exeter to:

1. Grow deeper in prayer
2. To make new disciples*
3. To serve the community (our part of Devon) with joy

[*Christian disciples are people who follow Jesus - and so grow in depth of faith and gro the numbers within our church communities]

We are passionate about Jesus. Collectively and individually the Mission Community churches offer hospitality and welcome to all the people in our parishes. We are passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus afresh to each generation.

As a Mission Community we seek to deepen the ways people encounter God. We are bonded together by a devotion that was first described in the record of the early church - a life of worship,prayer, learning from scripture and growing Jesus-shaped lives and Jesus-shaped relationships.

We invite you to join in with our church life and discover "life in all its fullness" with Jesus being the source of the joy that this brings.

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