Our Circuit is committed to supporting local churches and individuals as they respond to God’s love in Christ and serve Him in the world.


This website is the home of Ilfracombe and Barnstaple Circuit. We are one of the Circuits within the Plymouth & Exeter District of the Methodist Church in Britain.


Church has a special ability to bring people together. We hope you will find that this online community feels just as welcoming as a real church. We hope this website can act as a springboard to connect you with your local church.

Local Circuit

Our circuit covers a huge variety of locations across Northern Devon. These include: Emmanuel Ilfracombe in the North, to High Bickington, in the South and a whole range in between.

“We’re thrilled you are here. Please stay awhile and look around. You’ll find local spiritual inspiration and goodness.”

Daily Devotions:

  • We turn to you, O Crucified Redeemer, converted through your cross, conquering in its sign, transformed by its grace and at peace within its shadow. Amen.
  • Come, Holy Spirit, inspiration of prophets and strength of apostles. Come, Holy Spirit, power of the Father and wisdom of the Son. Come, Holy Spirit, source of all joy and rest of the […]
  • Pour into our hearts, O God, the love that casts out fear, the truth that sets us free and the grace that is sufficient for all our needs. Though you are unseen, do […]
  • Loving Lord, we lift up the Channel Islands District to you and pray that your loving, healing light would nurture the seed of your Holy Spirit that is planted deep within all believers […]
  • Let our chief conversation be with you, O God; let the joy of our salvation be your grace and the heart of our faith be your presence. Amen.

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Privacy Policy:

The Ilfracombe & Barnstaple Circuit cares about your privacy and your trust is important to us. We follow the National Privacy Notice which explains how Local Churches, Circuits and Districts within the Methodist Church in Great Britain collect, use and protect your personal information.

It also provides information about your rights (paragraph 9 of the Privacy Notice) and who to contact (paragraph 1 of the Privacy Notice) if you have any questions about how we use your information. You can find the National Privacy Notice online: www.tmcb.org.uk/about/data -protection/ managing- trustees-privacy-notice