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Groups & Community

We believe the church has ‘fuzzy boundaries’ and so we seek to be involved in our wider community and make it easy for anyone from other groups to be involved with us. Here is a sample of what goes on.


Community Groups

Youth Café - Old Schools, Hatherleigh

Youth Café

The Youth Café takes place every Thursday evening in Old Schools Hatherleigh and is part of our community youth and children work. 

coffee and walnut cake with tea

Weekly Coffee Mornings

These coffee mornings, happen at the same time as Hatherleigh market and provides a space to retreat for hot drinks and delicious food when you’ve done the shopping. Having run for many years, they are a familiar drop in for many and provide a time and space to catch up with friends, especially for those a bit isolated or living alone.

They are hosted by different groups each week who take the opportunity for fund raising for their own causes.

If you would like to book a morning for your group, please speak to Olive Bush or Frances Greenwood.

Bells at St John's Church Hatherleigh, Devon, UK

Hatherleigh Bell Ringers

Bells have rung at St John’s Church in Hatherleigh for hundreds of years. The ring for Sunday services, weddings, national celebrations and commemorations, for solemn occasions such as Remembrance Sunday and occasionally for funerals. 

The bells at St John’s we last removed for recasting and rehanging in 1929, and the bells and supporting supporting infrastructure now require £75,000 of maintenance. Without renovation the Hatherleigh Bell Ringers have been advised that the bells will have to fall silent within the next 5 years. 

Please show your support for this important town asset and wonderful tradition that stretches back generations by donating what you can. 

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Farming Community Network

The Farming Community Network are a voluntary organisation & charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community. They offer great advice for anyone struggling with the particular challenges of rural life; debt/ finance, loneliness, depression/ anxiety, pressures of new government bureaucracy.

Hatherleigh Churchyard Wildflower Project 5

Hatherleigh Environmental Forum

Hatherleigh Environmental Forum is a new group serving Hatherleigh and surrounding villages here in Devon, UK. The Forum is a meeting place for those interested in taking action to support wildlife, the environment, farming practice and human lifestyles to address Climate Crisis.

A Rocha UK

A Rocha UK are a Christian organisation supporting environmental development and action across the UK. 
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Christians Against Poverty

If you’re looking for help with money, whether that’s help to get out of debt, find a job or gain vital life skills, Christians Against Poverty provides a range of free services across the UK through local churches. Take a look at the ‘I want help’ section on their website using the link below.
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Hatherleigh History Society

We are delighted to share our resources and building space with this very popular society. 

The Hatherleigh History Society have copies of baptism, marriage and burial  registers from 1558-1837 and are happy to help with enquiries people may have wishing to trace relatives etc. 

For information on the group and its resources, please see;

Hatherleigh Primary School, Devon, UK

Hatherleigh Community Primary School

We work closely with Hatherleigh Community Primary School as part of our community youth and children work.