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Our church extends a warm welcome to everyone. There is one service on each Sunday of the month. On the second and fourth Sundays there is a Communion Service based on Common Worship. The first Sunday takes the form of a more informal family service, while the third Sunday is Morning Prayer from Common Worship.

In February 2016 it was agreed by all concerned that Plymtree should become part of the Dunkeswell Mission Community and Plymtree is now the sixth member of that group.

On Friday 15th July 2016, Rik Peckham was licensed by Sarah, Bishop of Crediton, as Priest in Charge of Plymtree. This was the first time such a service had been held in Plymtree since 1963 and was a very momentous occasion for all concerned, with the congregation drawn from Plymtree and all the churches of the Mission Community. Below is a picture of Rik (on the left) with Bishop Sarah and the Revd Jeremy Trew, Honiton Rural Dean.

On 1st January 2017 the United Benefice of all of the six parishes of the Mission Community came into being.  

Rik Peckham retired in July 2017 and the process of appointing both a Rector and an assistant priest began.

The Revd John Hayhoe became Rector of the Dunkeswell Mission Community from 20th December 2017 having been instituted by the Bishop of Exeter at a service in Broadhembury.  In the picture opposite, John Hayhoe and the Bishop of Exeter greet parishioners after the service.

Some services are taken by John Hayhoe.  Other services are led by visiting clergy or by lay people. Members of the congregation regularly participate in Bible readings and in leading prayers. Throughout the year we mark significant festivals and events with a variety of services.

The Church is the centre of the community and is often full to overflowing at weddings and funerals. Baptisms are also well attended.

Plymtree Church of England Primary School meets for worship in the church every week.

Barbara Simmonds and Nicki Dowson have been appointed to be the Safeguarding Officers for all the Churches of the Dunkeswell Mission Community. If you are concerned about anything, please do not hesitate to call.

Barbara Simmonds Tel: 01404 549107

Nicki Dowson Tel: 01823 601613

Please contact us if you would like any more information about any aspect of our church.