Records of a Rector at the royal manor of North Molton date from the early 13th century.

Our fine Grade 1 listed church, built in the 1400s, stands on a prominent site in the centre of the village overlooking the square and the moorland to the east and in part owes its construction to the highly successful wool trade locally.

The massive ninety foot tower has a peal of six bells and on its south face a carving of the Virgin and Child which remarkably survived the dark days of the Reformation.

The church remains substantially as it was built, with interior alterations over time. Recently pews have been removed to make space for a nave altar and a children’s corner, heating has been extended to all pews, simple kitchen facilities have been installed under the tower, roof timbers and bosses have been secured/renewed and the 15th century screen and pulpit cleaned of their dark Victorian varnish. The church has recently been recorded under the direction of NADFAS.

Visitors are made welcome and conversation abounds during coffee after Sunday service.

We have flower festivals, churchyard clean-ups, occasional safari suppers and join together in the numerous village societies and fundraising.


We are pleased to announce that we have a new website for our churches.

The Edgemoor Group is a single Benefice consisting of eleven rural churches stretching from Knowstone, Rose Ash and the Ansteys to the east, across the southern edge of Exmoor to Charles and High Bray to the west. Each of our Churches has its own character and traditions but all seek to express a warm, prayerful and loving faith in the communities we serve. Here you will find information about our churches, our services and activities and how to make arrangements for baptisms, weddings and funerals.

We would love to welcome you to any of our churches. Wherever you find yourself in life, just come as you are and see what difference God can make. All are welcome, all are welcome.