Welcome to the Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community Website. Our Mission Community consists of six churches in the villages of Burlescombe, Halberton, Hockworthy, Holcombe Rogus, Sampford Peverell and Uplowman. We hope our website gives you an insight into the life and ministry of our team.

Whilst we are six individual communities we celebrate our unity as a team. We are passionate about receiving the love of God in Jesus Christ and sharing that love with each other and our wider communities. We do this through a variety of activities from our Sunday and mid-week services, Messy Church, and the many social events that are organised within our communities, information of which can be found within the pages of this website.

Whether you are visiting us whilst on holiday or looking for a worshipping community in which to deepen your faith, you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome in all our churches. We look forward to meeting you.

Every blessing

Reverend Glyn Lewry


The Institution of our new Rector, Revd Glyn Lewry took place on Thursday 2nd August at St John the Baptist Church, Sampford Peverell.  The church was packed with supporters who came from far and near to participate in a very special service, mainly conducted by the Bishop of Plymouth, The Right Reverend Nick McKinnel.  Glyn was formally presented by the patrons and licensed by the Bishop.  He was installed by the Archdeacon, The Venerable Christopher Futcher, after ringing the bell 10 times. The Archdeacon and Rural Dean then led Glyn to the different parts of the church and he was presented with symbols of different aspects of his future ministry among us.  After being welcomed by representatives of the congregations and communities in which he will now live and work, refreshments were served to the large congregation.

We are very grateful to Glyn for everything that he has done for us during the Vacancy, are delighted that he has now become our Rector and look forward to this new chapter in the life of the Mission Community.

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