The Resources Working Group

The purpose of the Resources Working Group is to co-ordinate the financial operation of the Mission Community beyond our PCCs, to organize internal communication links within our community and external links to local communities, to organize and fund the administration of the Mission Community and to help and support the development of our community through the Mission Action Planning process.

Members are currently: Jean Brown, David Fursdon, Martin Harvey [Facilitator], Veronica Clarke, L Costello, Valerie Mills, Brian Trump [MC Treasurer] & Rosie Paskins.

Click here for the minutes of the latest meeting of the working group

Risk Assessment Guidance

Churches Legislation Advisory Body: Circular 01/2012 Occasional Events

Netherexe Parishes Risk Assessment Pack

Below is the Netherexe Parishes Risk Assessment Guidance Pack as a series of PDF files.  If you would like a spiral bound version of the guide please contact email administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cover and introduction

HSE Five Steps guide

EIG risk guide

Safety Guru advice

Netherexe check list

Sample risk assessment report


The Children and Young People's Working Group


The Children & Young People’s Focus Group aims to encourage and resource the involvement of children and young people in the whole life of the church, to reach out to the wider community to touch the lives of children and their families with the love of God in relevant ways and to work in partnership with the four schools in our Mission Community.

 Members are Currently:  Bridget Boxall [Facilitator], Pita Burt, Helen May, Fiona Thompson, Delphine Jones, Allison Toogood & Lisa Clapp .

Click below for:

Latest minutes of the working group

Parental Consent Form; general consent form for activities and permission to use images of children in publications and on websites

The Pastoral Care and Service to the Community Working Group

We are commanded to love our neighbour as ourselves.  The Pastoral Care and Service to the Community Working Group aims to bring together skills and practices from across the Mission Community in ways that will identify and meet needs of anyone living in our area, whether connected with the church or not.  In a thinly populated area such as ours, loneliness and isolation can be real problems, and the lack of public transport can aggravate this.  As well as encouraging initiatives to address needs within the community, we also aim to provide a focus and support for any existing efforts and to provide a liaison point between the Mission Community and other external agencies working in these fields.

Members are currently: Sue Browne, Libby Price, Sue Harvey, Carole Hossell, Royston Kershaw, Janet Boustred, Geoffrey Saltmarsh [Facilitator].

Click here for the minutes of the latest meeting of the working group

The Worship Working Group


The Worship Working Group is responsible for worship in our 11 churches.  In conjunction with the clergy, it arranges the service pattern ensuring that there is minimal duplication and that there is a variety of worship opportunities across our parishes every month.

In a grouping of 10 churches and only one full time priest, with some help from some in other employment and some retired it is now impossible to have services led by a priest in each of our churches every week, therefore every parish now has to have some services led by lay people; the Worship Working Group helps with identifying suitable people, training and encouraging them.  It provides resources for worship leading and we will be putting documents and links on this part of the website to make things easier to access.

There are a variety of services on offer in these parishes, our regular services include a traditional Book of Common Prayer, more contemporary Communion services, less formal all age worship (with & without Communion) along with Morning and Evening weekday prayers some of which are reflective and contemplative.  On a more occasional basis there are Taizé services, Compline, Songs of Praise and others.  We hope that there is something there for you, no matter where you find yourself on your spiritual journey.

Members are currently;  Peter Colebrook [Facilitator], Catriona Fursdon, Gwynneth Keehner, Laura Ford, Guy Sheppard & Pheobe Taverner.

Click below for pdf copies of:

Latest minutes of the working group

Church of England Collects

Church of England Topical Prayers

Other useful documents include:

Worship Resources in the Netherexe Parishes

Preparing for Worship

Checklist for Mission Community Services

Constructing Prayers of Intercession

Leading Intercessions

Let us Pray handout (July 07)

Writing and teaching Intercessions


Useful links

Here are some links to other websites that we hope you will find useful. Click on the name of a link to open it in a new window.


Church of England information and advice about weddings

Church of England Collects and Post Communions

The Diocese of Exeter

Find a church near you


Devon Association of Parish Councils

Newton St Cyres Parish

Upton Pyne and Cowley Parish


The Boone Society