The Modbury Mission Community Team

Matt Rowland

Revd. Matthew Rowland
Vicar of the Modbury Mission Community
The Vicarage, Church Lane,
Modbury, PL21 0QN.

Telephone: 01548 830260.   Email Matt

Please could you avoid telephoning The Vicarage between 4:30pm and 7:00pm due to tea and bedtime for children!

Matt’s day off will be Saturdays.

Michael Tagent
01548 810520
Email Michael

Joyce Howitt
01364 73093

Email Joyce


Emma Romney
Team Administrator
01548 831126‬
Email Emma


Our Mission

'The mission of the Modbury Mission community is to connect people to God by helping them come to and grow in faith in Jesus.

As Jesus said before he left the disciples: ' Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

The tools that God has given us to make disciples are the Bible and prayer:

The Lord Jesus comes down the ladder of his Word, the Bible, to comfort and challenge his people.

Prayer is when we ask God to do what he has promised to do: ‘Build his Church’

And so the vision is set, the tools have been given.  We want the Lord Jesus to be better known in our community and churches.'

The Church Teams
The Modbury PCC
Robin Chambers01548 831447Email RobinDeputy Chairman, Churchwarden, Fabric
Emma Romney 01548 831126‬Email EmmaChurchwarden, Pastoral
Heather Farrow01548 830117Email HeatherPastoral
Jim Stewart01548 831023Email JimTreasurer
Kathy Milthorp01548 830460Email KathyPastoral
Helen Pickles01752 881385Email Helen
David Scott01548 830217Email DavidDeanery Synod, PCC Secretary
Angie Tall01548 831139Email AngiePastoral, Social
Richard Taylor01548 830021Email RichardFabric
Gillian West Email GillPastoral
Other Modbury Contacts
Young Church - Noah's Ark Louise Rowland01548 830260
- Sunday ClubSue Mercer01548 830190
- Rock ShopDavid Smith01548 831589Email David
ChoirMargaret Romney01548 831173Email Margaret
Worship BandHeather Farrow01548 830117Email Heather
Kathy Milthorp01548 830416Email Kathy
Vicky Perry01548 831096Email Vicky
Flowers Helen Pickles01752 881385Email Helen
Captain of BellringersJohn Irish01548 830244Email John
Planned Giving Officer Alex Hammerstein01548 830751Email Alex
Electoral Roll OfficerCarole James01548 830804Email Carole
Children's Society LiaisonClaire Hoskin01548 831282Email Claire
Safeguarding OfficerHeather Farrow01548 830117Email Heather
GDPR Officer David Scott01548 830217Email David

About Mission Communities

There are around 120 mission communities across the Diocese of Exeter. We aim to be mission-oriented, community-focussed and locally-rooted. As God’s people we are called to live out our faith and continue the mission of God as revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Communities are how we relate to one another. We discover both what we need from others and what we can offer so that all may flourish.  In the same way Mission Communities help us as the Church to work together across boundaries and break down a sense of isolation. They enable us to be flexible in our mission and more adept at responding to the different contexts and cultures of Devon.

Not every parish can offer every aspect of the Church’s life and ministry, but by joining in partnership with neighbouring churches and forming a Mission Community we can work together more effectively. This will involve a commitment to:

  • regular prayer and worship
  • pastoral care
  • evangelism and mission,
  • opportunities for learning, teaching, nurture and growth for disciples of all ages youth and children’s work and worship
  • equipping members for ministry and the development of ministry teams
  • ensuring our churches are safe places for all God’s people by working together to prevent abuse
  • connecting with the local community especially in service to the marginalised
  • good administration and stewardship of time, resources and buildings