The Methodist Church - South Molton and Ringsash Circuit

Circuit Churches



The original Chapel, located well outside of the village, was closed in 2017 as being a large, old building it proved uneconomic and impossible for the current membership to maintain it to modern standard, However, the Methodist presence in the village has been maintained by moving all activities, including services, to the Village Hall, where visitors will always find a warm welcome.

OS Grid ref: SS629136 & Post code: EX18 7LS

For more information about Ashreigney Chapel please click here and/or contact: Mrs Marion Jewell 01769 520499 or Mrs Rosella Turner 01769 520591 or Mrs Angela Parker 01769 520357.

Bishops Nympton

Bishops Nympton Chapel

Bishops Nympton has a population of around 900 and lies ESE of both South Molton and Barnstaple being some 3 miles from South Molton and 14 from Barnstaple.

For more information on the Methodist Chapel and Society and Bishops Nympton, click here.


Brayford Chapel

Brayford is a popular village of some 1000 residents. It lies just off the A399 some 9 miles almost due East of Barnstaple and about 6 miles North North West of South Molton (Grid ref: SS686347).

The population, historically, has been largely dependent upon agriculturally related occupations, and dairy and sheep based farms , which had been owned and run by the same family for generations were common. This is gradually giving way to larger farms and the dairy production has given way to beef.

There is now a significant change in the population with a number of people having moved into the village from other areas upon retirement.

The community is active and in addition to the Methodist and Anglican Churches there is a village hall with a regular programme of social activities.

For more information on the history and current activities of the Methodist Chapel click here.


Burrington Chapel

Bethesda Chapel. Sunday services are held at 11.00 a.m. Once a month a joint service is held with our Anglican friends.

Coffees are available on Wednesdays from 10.00 - 11.30 a.m., whilst the Post Office van is parked in the car park behind the chapel. Also a Coffee Break Morning is held on the first Thursday in each month; this is well supported from both local Churches. This Chapel has the added bonus of a fine parish hall within walking distance, if extra room is needed for an event, e.g. concert, harvest thanksgiving, funeral teas, etc.

For more information about Burrington Chapel please contact: Mr P Bailey 01769 520413


Chittlehampton Chapel

The Chittlehampton community of just over 800 people is located about 5 miles West of South Molton and around 11 miles South East of Barnstaple (Grid ref: SS636254).

In addition to the Methodist Chapel there is an historic Anglican Church and well known pub, "The Bell Inn". A village newsletter is published regularly.

For further information about Chittlehampton Chapel please click here.


Ashreigney Chapel

Due to the deteriorating condition Chulmleigh Methodist church building was closed in 2009. Its members and friends now currently gather for worship at the Congregational Chapel on East Street, as in the picture.

As Methodists we are seeking to work with our ecumenical partners wherever possible taking opportunities to share in our witness as well as premises. For further details about the Churches and Christian Witness in Chulmleigh please click here.


Filleigh Church

Filleigh Church is one of two ecumenical arrangements in the Circuit between the Methodist Church and the Anglican Church. The arrangement at Filleigh has been in operation, very successfully, for a number of years with the services taking place in the beautiful Parish Church of St Paul.

The village of Filleigh is located some 3 miles WNW of South Molton and about 15 miles ESE of Barnstaple - Grid reference SS662280.

For further information about Filleigh Church please click here.

Kings Nympton

Kings Nympton Chapel

King's Nympton Methodist Chapel King's Nympton lies 4 miles from Chulmleigh and 5 miles from South Molton via George Nympton. The chapel is situated close to the village, opposite the Parish Hall and the Village Playing Field.

OS Grid ref: SS685194 & Post code: EX37 9ST

For further information about Kings Nympton Chapel please click here, or contact: the Secretary Angela Bilham 01769 580983.

North Molton

North Molton Chapel

North Molton is situated about 3 miles NNE of South Molton and 14 miles ESE of Barnstaple on grid reference SS736298. The village, including outlying farms, has a population of about 1000. The Methodist Chapel is active with a strong fellowship and active youth work. It works closely with the Anglican Church on many activities.

In addition to the Churches there is a village shop & post office and two pubs.

For further information about North Molton Chapel please click here.

South Molton

South Molton Church

South Molton is a typical and attractive market town (market days Thursday and Saturday). It is located around 12 miles SE of Barnstaple on grid reference SS714258. The town is often regarded as "The Gateway to Exmoor" and is a popular centre for visitors to the area.

The Methodist Church is the largest in the Circuit and many circuit events are held there. It can be seen at the top of Duke Street which is, itself, accessible from a corner of The Square adjacent to the Information Centre and Library.

For further information about South Molton Church please click here.

Stable Green

Stable Green Church

Sadly, after many years of faithful service and worship, the number of members available to run an old building and provide the resources needed in the modern world was too much of a demanding situation and in January 2018 the Chapel closed and current members joined other Churches.