Family activities

A child's drawing of boys and girls in a line, holding hands and jumpig

The Netherexe Mission Community churches hold various exciting and interesting one-off and festival-themed activities for children and young people. All children and young people are welcome with any parents, carers or family friends who may like to join in.

Regular family-friendly events are shown in the calendar.

The Bridge Community Centre

The Bridge Community Centre is a development of our local church with all the facilities of a modern community centre. It features an excellent audio-visual system, two meeting areas and a large in-the-round worship area.

Located 5 miles north-east of Exeter, the re-ordered interior of our parish church offers an innovative opportunity for people to make use of a peaceful village-centred space in which to meet.

Full details of the facilities at the centre, hire charges etc are included in a tri-fold leaflet which you can obtain by clicking here.


Photo of four children standing next to each other. It is a wet day and they are wearing colourful coats and wellington boots.

About 25% of all state primary schools in England are Church of England schools and about 20% of all primary pupils attend these schools. You can find out more at the Church of England website.

There are four primary schools in the Netherexe parishes. Clicking the name of the school below will take you to the school’s website (opens in a new window).

Brampford Speke Church of England primary school 

Newton St Cyres primary school 

Stoke Canon Church of England primary school 

Thorverton Church of England primary school

Family history & parish records

We receive many enquiries from people researching the history of their families in this area. We do not hold copies of old parish records from the churches in the Netherexe Mission Community, and in all cases we refer the people to the Devon Heritage Centre where those old parish records are now held.

So, if you are seeking information about your ancestors, please use the links on this page to contact other organisations which should be able to help you further your research. Good luck!

The Devon Heritage Centre exists to collect and preserve the historical records of Devon and to make them available to all who wish to study them. The three record offices which share this task are in Exeter, Barnstaple and Plymouth.

Find out more about the Centre, obtain directions and book your visit.

The Centre operates a professional Research and Copying Service to do research on your behalf in the records they hold.

Search the Devon archives catalogue