Deanery of Hartland

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The Deanery of Hartland represents the Church of England in the north west corner of Devon within the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple and the Diocese of Exeter.[1]

Rural Dean of Hartland: The Reverend Penelope Dobbin

Benefice of Hartland Coast[edit]

Parishes within the benefice:

Clergy and readers:

  • Team Rector - vacant - (Parkham, Alwington, Buckland Brewer, Hartland, Welcombe, Clovelly, Woolfardisworthy West, Bucks Mills and Lundy)
  • Madeline Bray - team vicar (Parkham, Alwington and Buckland Brewer)
  • Jane Hayes - team curate
  • Andrew MacWilliam - reader
  • Margaret Rickard - reader
  • Eunice Dunn - reader

Benefice of Torridge Estuary (Bideford)[edit]

Parishes within the benefice:

Clergy and readers:

  • Clare Rose-Casemore - priest-in-charge
  • Ian Lovett - team vicar
  • Sandra Juniper - assistant curate
  • Alan Glover - self-supporting minister
  • Glen Yeo - reader
  • Peter Hooper - reader
  • Nigel Price - reader
  • Sarah Cordingley - reader

Benefice of Abbotsham[edit]


  • Francis Otto - priest in charge


  1. ^ Worth, R. N. (1882). "Address at the opening of the session 1882–83". Journal of the Plymouth Institution – Plymouth Athenaeum - Annual report and transactions. p. 191. that the deaneries continue living units of county organization, in a sense which the hundreds have long ceased to fill ... Hartland Deanery includes not only the whole of the present Hartland Hundred, but the northern portion of Shebbear, over ...
  • "The Deanery of Hartland". Devon Family History Society.
  • Chope, Richard Pearse; Thornley, Isobel Dorothy (1940). The book of Hartland. The Devonshire Press.