The Edgemoor Mission Community



Tel: 01598 751591/01769 571686


We are a welcoming, open and inclusive group of 11 churches on the edge of Exmoor. Whether you are looking to join the church family on a regular basis, or are enquiring about becoming part of the church for a special event, such as a wedding or a baptism, these pages should give you all that you need to know.

The Group Service on the 30th of June 2024 for all of the Edgemoor Benefice is being held at WEST ANSTEY Church at 11AM. Followed by Bring & Share Lunch at Anstey Community Hall EX36 3NU.




Sunday 28th July
10:00am -
10:00am -
10:00am -
11:00am -
11:15am -
11:15am -
6:30pm -

EXCITING NEWS - Nicola Thorne – Licensed Lay Ministry Trainee

We are very pleased to announce that Nicola Thorne from the Edgemoor Group has
been selected to train for Licensed Lay Ministry (also called Reader ministry).
Nicola lives in Molland and is married to Robin. They have two grown up sons Will
and Josh. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends,
riding her horses, and running with her Sprocker Spaniel.
Nicola has completed the Foundation in Christian Ministry course and says she
thoroughly enjoyed it. She is actively involved in supporting the great team at St
Mary’s church, Molland, helping to lead lay services, acting as assistant
churchwarden and helping out where needed.
Nicola says she is looking forward to starting the course in September, although
perhaps not so much to all the essay writing! She is excited to be beginning this new
journey and helping within the Edgemoor Group when and where she can during and
after her training.

Rev Dominic Coad, the Team Rector, says, ‘I’m delighted that Nicola has been
selected for training. Licensed lay ministers are vital to the flourishing of the church,
especially in rural areas. I know that Nicola will be dedicated in her training and a
fantastic addition to the Ministry Team once licensed.’

Dominic Coad's Induction on Tuesday the 5th of September 2023

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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Matthew 16:15-16
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