Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community

Welcome to the website for the Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community, a team of six parish churches within the Diocese of Exeter in beautiful Devon.

Our Website

Position available

Children and Families Worker (Part time)

From 1st September 2019

We are looking for a person to support Ministry to Children and Families across the Sampford Peverell Team of 6 churches. This is an exciting opportunity to build on the ministry carried out over the last 6 years by our previous Children and Families Workers. The candidate will be a practising Christian, whose role will include leadership, advice, sharing resource knowledge and mentoring.

The post is funded for an average of 40 hours per month of which 8 hours are for leading and co-ordinating a monthly Messy Church in Sampford Peverell.

The person will provide their own transport. They will have some recognised experience in working with children and families in a Christian context as well as the flexibility to be able to work at different times during the month, including Sundays and Christian Festivals (e.g. Christmas & Easter).

For an informal discussion, and request a more detailed job description, please call either

Revd Glyn Lewry on 01884 829356 or

Vivienne Heeley on 01884 822936

To apply: please send a CV and covering letter explaining your interest to:

The Rector, Revd Glyn Lewry,

The Rectory, Blackdown View, Sampford Peverell EX16 7BE

or by email to: revglyn01@gmail.com

The closing date for applications is 31st May 2019 with

interviews on 18th June 2019.

As you explore our website you can find out about each of our churches, just click on the picture of the church on The Sampford Peverell Team page and you will be taken to the page about that church. This page also allows you to meet Our Leadership Team.

What's On gives you information about special events across the team.

The Services Across Our Churches page shows the regular service pattern across the team, as well as the individual Services that take place each week and the Readings for the services.

Life Events - on these pages you will find information about the events that affect all of our lives, Baptism, Weddings and Funerals.

We are privileged to have a Children and Families Worker, so our Children and Families Work page will tell you all about her, the work that she does across our team, in our 5 schools and in our Community through Messy Church & Sundaze.

We have a Photo Gallery of some of the events that have happened across our Team.

Finally we are privileged to have Mill House Retreat within our locality, so we have a page about them and the events that happen at Mill House and a link to their Website.

We hope you enjoy your visit.

Our Vision

To receive God’s love, to deepen our understanding of God’s love, and to share this understanding with our communities

Vision of Diocese of Exeter

We seek to be people who together are:

Growing in Prayer

Prayer is a life-giving activity that opens up deep places within us to God’s transforming grace. Growing in prayer is essential if we are to become the people and the Church God calls us to be.

Making new disciples

As the Christian story is less and less known, we must find new ways of telling the story, of explaining the faith and giving a reason for the hope that is in us. With Jesus Christ as our companion and guide we can travel through life differently.

Serving the people of Devon with joy

As followers of Jesus Christ, we want to make a difference in the world and make God’s love and justice known. In our church life we seek to be local, participatory and outward looking.


Each of the churches within The Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community fully recognizes and accepts the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy Statement “Promoting a Safer Church 2017” and commits to complying with the current Church of England and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. In so doing we will comply with the secular multi-agency safeguarding procedures relating to children and young people and adults experiencing or at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.

The rest of our Safeguarding Policy statement can be found on our Statements pages.

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

· The name of our Mission Community Safeguarding Representative is Rev Glyn Lewry;

· His contact details are Tel: 01884 829356 or Email: revglyn01@gmail.com

· The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details - https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.”