Who are we?
The Otter Vale Mission Community is an organisation that works to support and bring together of all C of E churches based in the Otter Valley area. We encourage each church in growing in prayer, making new disciples, and serving people with joy in order to reflect Bishop Robert’s vision for the Church of England in Devon. Our organisation is served by a team of clergy and readers who together share overall responsibility for ministry throughout the Mission Community. Each parish has a designated parish priest.
Resourcing our church schools
Holding annual joint events for worship and teaching
Ensuring leaders, lay and ordained, are supported by meeting together regularly
Serving the local churches through administration and training
Supporting each other’s events
Sharing resources, expertise and gifts
LicenSed ministry team
Rev'd Lydia Cook
Rector, Otter Vale Mission Community
Vicar: Ottery St Mary, Wiggaton, Alfington
Rev'd Mark Ward
Vicar: Colaton Raleigh, Harpford, Newton Poppleford, Tipton, Venn Ottery, West Hill
Rev'd David Carrington
Vicar for Feniton, Payhenbury & Escot
Associate Priest for West Hill
Rev'd Ann Turner
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Mission Community Prayer
We thank you for the beauty of the Otter Vale and for the new creation revealed in your son Jesus Christ. May we know you better in our prayer together, make you better known in our witness together, and be joyful in serving our communities together, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.