The Methodist Church - South Molton and Ringsash Circuit

Circuit Churches


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. There is ample parking to the rear of the building.

A coffee morning is held every Wednesdays between 10.00 - 11.30 a.m.

Post Office facilities are available in the lobby of the chapel each Friday between 11.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.

For more information please contact: Paul 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.

Important Update: In October 2020 Chittlehampton Methodist Chapel was awarded a grant of just over £20,000 from the government's Culture Recovery Fund, This will help considerably with plans to carry out urgent repair work to the Listed Building and, at the same time provide Internet provision and other facilities in the building. Plans for the proposed work are now at an advanced stage. For further information about this grant and its intended uses, 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 a pub serving high quality food..

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.