Fellowship

Gathering together in friendship and hospitality

Churches working together to make new friends, strengthen relationships, enjoy food and have fun

Two people drinking tea together in an act of fellowship

As churches we believe that getting together often around food is a great way of strengthening and "thickening" our communities

We don’t always meet to do “religious things”, but we enjoy offering times for people to get together and have a good natter. All our churches also run lots of fundraising events so do check the events page for more details of things coming up.

Friendship and fellowship groups

There are lots of ways of meeting people and making friends across the Mission Community apart from Sunday services.

Check the calendar below for any changes to the regular meeting patterns and for location details.

Monday

  • Tea and Toast

    Somewhere comfortable to start the week with a cuppa and a chat before you tackle what needs to be tackled. Drop in for tea & toast, and of course something delicious to spread on it! 
Ideal for young Mums, Dads or childminders (bring your toddlers) and those new to the village.

    Newton Poppleford Church Hall

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Term time only

    Fiona Gunn on 01395 567077

    A cup of tea with toast, butter and jam
  • Soup lunch

    Come and enjoy delicious home made soups and puddings, with donations for charities (suggested donation £5).

    Escot village hall

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    1st Monday of the month (October to March)

    Janet Welch on 01404 850940

    A person carrying a bowl of soup to a table
  • Soup lunch

    Home made soup, cake, hot drinks and good company for only £5.

    Payhembury Church

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    2nd Monday of the month and not August

    Babs Leach on 01404 841409

    A bowl of vegetable soup with bread
  • Care for a cuppa

    Feeling in need of some company and a natter?
 Drop in for a cuppa & cake and while away an hour or so and catch up with friends.
 Perfect for those living alone or unable to get about as much as they would like.

    Newton Poppleford Church Hall

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    2nd and 3rd/4th Mondays of the month

    June Smith on 01395 562994

    A cup of coffee on a table with a cake
  • Men’s supper club

    A chance for men to talk and eat together and enjoy a guest speaker. The current charge is £20 which covers wine or non-alcoholic drinks before and during the meal and a contribution towards costs for speakers. Speakers for the upcoming suppers can be found in the Messenger magazine. If you wish to attend, please call the number below or send an email.

    West Hill Church Hall

    6:45 PM - 9:15 PM

    2nd Monday of the month and not July and August

    Peter Keith on 01404 812201

    A speaker addressing a group of men

Tuesday

  • Coffee and chat

    An opportunity to meet with others over a cup of coffee and to have a chat. It’s a warm, friendly and sympathetic gathering where everyone can get a word in edgeways and leave the premises feeling a lot better about things than when they came in.

    Ottery St Mary Church

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Weekly

    Grenville Gilbert on 01404 815142

    Two cups of coffee with text in the foam on top, one saying coffee chat? and the other Yeah!

Wednesday

    No groups on this day

Thursday

  • Cafe Connect

    Drop in for coffee and cake, and relax and chat in a cosy coffee shop-style area

    Payhembury Church

    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Weekly

    Babs Leach on 01404 841409

    A coffee table laid out with cutlery

Friday

  • Tea and toast

    Come and finish the week with a relaxing time of refreshments and chat. All welcome. Donations for the church please.

    Feniton sports and social club

    8:50 AM - 10:00 AM

    Term time only

    Cara Sanders on 01404 850262

    A toaster with two slices of toast
  • The Welcome Cafe

    A gathering place for chat and friendship for everyone in West Hill. Occasionally we open until 2pm and serve light lunches at a very modest cost.

    West Hill Church Hall

    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Last Friday of the month

    Pam Johns on 01404 814096

    A cup of coffee on a table with other tables and chairs around
  • Knit and natter group

    Come and enjoy some crafting, good conversation and refreshments. All welcome!

    Feniton

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Term time only

    Sheila Lanning on 01404 850699

    A person knitting

Saturday

  • Coffee morning

    Coffee, chat and opportunities to buy from the cake, produce and book stalls. We’re always happy to receive donations of cakes and other home made food for sale.

    Tipton St John village hall

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    1st Saturday of the month

    Lizzie Steel on 01404 815737

    Tow people sitting at a table having a cup of coffee

Sunday

    No groups on this day

Fellowship calendar

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Alfington

Colaton Raleigh

Escot

Feniton

Harpford

Newton Poppleford

Ottery St Mary

Payhembury

Tipton St John

West Hill

Wiggaton

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8:45 AM
Tea and Toast Club
Feniton Sports and Social Club
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21
11:00 AM
West Hill APCM
West Hill Church
22
9:00 AM
Tea and Toast
Newton Poppleford Church Hall
2:00 PM
Care for a cuppa
Newton Poppleford Church Hall
23
10:00 AM
Coffee and Chat
Ottery St Mary Church
25
9:00 AM
Cafe Connect
Payhembury Church
26
8:45 AM
Tea and Toast Club
Feniton Sports and Social Club
10:30 AM
The Welcome Cafe
West Hill Church Hall
27
6:30 PM
Spring Ball 2024
Payhembury Village Hall
28
29
9:00 AM
Tea and Toast
Newton Poppleford Church Hall
30
10:00 AM
Coffee and Chat
Ottery St Mary Church
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2
9:00 AM
Cafe Connect
Payhembury Church
3
8:45 AM
Tea and Toast Club
Feniton Sports and Social Club
4
10:00 AM
Coffee morning
Tipton St John Village Hall
Events on April 19th
Tea and Toast Club
19 Apr 24
Feniton
Events on April 21st
West Hill APCM
21 Apr 24
West Hill
Events on April 22nd
Tea and Toast
22 Apr 24
Newton Poppleford
Care for a cuppa
22 Apr 24
Newton Poppleford
Events on April 23rd
Coffee and Chat
23 Apr 24
Ottery St. Mary
Events on April 25th
Cafe Connect
25 Apr 24
Payhembury
Events on April 26th
Tea and Toast Club
26 Apr 24
Feniton
The Welcome Cafe
26 Apr 24
West Hill
Events on April 27th
Spring Ball 2024
27 Apr 24
Payhembury
Events on April 29th
Tea and Toast
29 Apr 24
Newton Poppleford
Events on April 30th
Coffee and Chat
30 Apr 24
Ottery St. Mary
Events on May 2nd
Cafe Connect
2 May 24
Payhembury
Events on May 3rd
Tea and Toast Club
3 May 24
Feniton
Events on May 4th
Coffee morning
4 May 24
Tipton St John