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Reverend Leigh Winsbury

A Warm Welcome Awaits …

Here at St. John’s we believe that God is at work, through the power of Jesus, to reconnect us with himself, with each other, and with creation.

In practice that will look a little different for everyone, and each one has their story to tell. To that end, we find that we are involved in all sorts of things in the hope of joining in with God’s plans to bless people with a whole and fruitful life. I invite you to have a ‘rummage around’ on this site to get a flavour of who we are, and what we do in Jesus’ name. Be blessed,

Revd, Leigh Winsbury.

Vicar of St John The Baptist C of E Church, Hatherleigh

Reverend Leigh Winsbury

Revd, Leigh Winsbury.

Vicar of St John The Baptist C of E Church, Hatherleigh

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Upcoming Events

coffee and walnut cake with tea

Coffee Morning

December 27, 2022 08:30 Old Schools
Coffee mornings are held every Tuesday between 8:30am and 12:00, and are an opportunity to catch up with friends over a delicious cup of tea and home made cake. They are hosted by different groups each week who take the opportunity for fund raising for their own causes.

Tuesday Prayer Meeting

December 27, 2022 09:00 St John’s Church – Hatherleigh
Our regular Tuesday prayer meeting, held at St John's Church.
Youth Café - Old Schools, Hatherleigh

Youth Café

January 5, 2023 19:00 Old Schools
Completely free for ages 13-18, this includes, hot and cold food, table top games, pool table and Wii, but mostly, fun and friendship in a safe, nurturing environment overseen by our fully trained and vetted team drawn from Hatherleigh’s three churches.


The 5 churches of the Northmoor Team Ministry (Hatherleigh, Northlew, Meeth, Jacobstowe and Exbourne ) have adopted the House of Bishop’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church;  Safeguarding Policy Statement‘.  Signed copies may be found on display at each of our churches.

If you are concerned about a child or vulnerable adult, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team:

  • Diocesan Safeguarding Lead Costa Nassaris 01392 294969
  • Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser James May 01392 345910
Alternatively you can report any safeguarding concerns to our Safeguarding Officer Frances Greenwood, or contact any of other the agencies listed below:
Frances Greenwood

Safeguarding Representative for St John's Church Hatherleigh.
Phone: 01837 810685 | Email:

Domestic Abuse
  • Devon Domestic Abuse Service:  0345 155 1074
  • Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service:  01752 252033
  • Torbay Domestic Abuse Service:  01803 698869
Rape Crisis
  • Devon & Torbay:  01392 204174
  • National:  0808 802 9999
  • Devon & Torbay:  01392 204174
Modern Slavery
  • Immediate danger:  999
  • Suspicious activity:  101
  • For advice call The Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or The Salvation Army on 0800 303 8151
Concerns About Children
  • Devon Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):  0345 155 1071
  • Plymouth Children’s Services: 01752 308600 (Out of hours: 01752 346784)
  • Torbay Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 01803 208100
  • NSPCC confidential helpline:  0800 389 5344
  • Childline:  0800 11 11
Concerns About Adults
  • Devon – Care Direct: 0345 155 1007
  • Plymouth Adult Services: 01752 668000 (Out of hours: 01752 346984)
  • Torbay Safeguarding Adults Team: 01803 219700