We are a benefice of 6 churches located in the beautiful South Hams.

We see our churches as a community we belong to, not just a place we go to. Although our buildings are beautiful the real essence of our community is the people.
Everyone is welcome at any of our services, which provide different flavours of both traditional and contemporary worship.
We live in a strange new world that none of us have encountered before. Whether you have been a Christian your whole life or are just trying to make sense of life, hopefully you will be able to encounter God through some of what we can offer here. We don’t have all the answers but we know the One who does.


Church Opening

Five of our churches are open every Sunday for private prayer from 9pm-6pm.
They will not be open during the week, so that we can maintain sufficient closed time to sanitise.
Please note: Every visitor is required to wear a face covering.
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Appointment of a New Team Vicar

The Bishop of Plymouth and the Reverend Alan Ryan are delighted to announce that, subject to the completion of the statutory formalities, an offer of the post of Team Vicar in the Yealm & Erme Mission Community and Assistant Curate in the Holbeton Benefice has been made to Reverend Kimberley Rebecca Lovell who is currently Curate for St Jude’s Plymouth Benefice and that offer has been accepted.
Kim’s licensing by the Bishop of Plymouth will be at a date to be arranged.

Online Services

Until our church services resume we are holding a regular Sunday service and daily morning prayers online.

Sunday Worship online
Our Sunday Service is held at 10.00am using Zoom.

Daily Morning Prayer
Monday to Saturday at 9.00am using Zoom

Our Weekly Pews Sheet (PDF) provides links to the online services.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.
Further Information to follow.
Church of England updates



The Yealm and Erme Mission Community is committed to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all, especially the young and the vulnerable. We recognise that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church community, and we are fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and the Diocesan Safeguarding procedures. If you are concerned about the Safety of a Child, Young Adult or Vulnerable Person our Safeguarding Representative is Alison Hawes.
She can be contacted on 07710 836806 or by email: churchesoffice@gmail.com.
You can read our Safeguarding Policy by clicking here.
In an emergency dial 999.