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Clubs and Activities


Lunchtime Concerts at the Minster Church – Thursdays from May to October at 12.30 pm, followed by lunch at 1.05 pm.
Contact: 01297 598213

The Choir at the Minster – practice on Thursdays, 7 pm – 8 pm.
Contact: Peter Parshall   01297 639377

The Choir at St Mary’s RC Church – practice on Fridays.
Contact: Pippa Brough 01297 33687

Bell Ringers at the Minster – practice on alternate Wednesdays 7.30 – 9 pm
Contact: Bob Hellier 01297 32714

Activities for Young People

KBC Toddlers – at The Beacon,  Kilmington, Wednesdays  9.15 – 11am.
Contact: Trish Warwick 01297 34678

Little Pips Baby & Toddler Group  at Pippins on Fridays 1.30 – 3.00 pm
Contact: 01297 20542 or 01404 540820

Children’s Craft Club every Thursday  –   4.30 – 5.30pm (term time)
2.00 – 4.00pm (school holidays).   Contact: Chris Riggs 01297 33042  

Refreshments & Fellowship

Contact Lunch at The Beacon, Kilmington on 3rd Tuesday in the month at 12.30pm   Contact: Sylvia Newbery 01297 34326

Coffee morning at the URC Hall, Chard Road, every Thursday from 9 am.

Lunch at 5 past 1 served following Minster Lunchtime Concerts  (as above).

Lunch in Parish Church Room on the last Sunday in the month at 12.30 pm

Shared lunch with Lyme Quaker Meeting on every 5th Sunday in the month, following Meeting for Worship at 10 am, Uplyme Village Hall.
Contact: Carl Holland

Coffee Morning (free) at Purzebrook Chapel each Tuesday 10:00am ’till noon.
Contact: Chris Riggs 01297 33042

Create Group at The Beacon, Kilmington on second Tuesdays in the month,
10 am – 12 noon.    Contact: Ray Geale 01404 549719

Sewing, Lace and Crafts at the United Reformed Church hall on alternate Mondays at  2.30pm.    Contact: Pam Davis 01297 34289

Mothers’ Union at the Minster Church on 1st Tuesday in the month.
Contact: Jean Ray: 01297 32945

Credit Union – a branch of the Plough & Share Credit Union

Scrabble Club at The Beacon, Kilmington on second Saturday in the month
2.00pm from February – October;    10 am from November – January
Contact: Rosemarie Ellis 01297 33425

Food Hampers – provided regularly for those who need them.
Donations of food or money to purchase food items are welcome.
Contact: Chris Riggs 01297 33042

Christian Aid Contact: Jean Cleare 01297 33461

Midweek Worship & Prayer

The Eucharist is celebrated at the Minster, 10.00 am on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Filling Station at Guildhall. Axminster – first Friday in the month at 7.30pm
Contact:  Matt Smith 07864139259

Journey of Faith ecumenical group for meditation and prayer at St Mary’s RC Church, Lyme Road – 2nd Wednesday in the month.  10.30am – 12 noon.
Contact: Jeny Butler 01297 631435

Prayers for Axminster & the Valley at Pippins every month.
Contact : Kay d’Albertanson 07901906988  for dates and details

Bible Study & Prayer at Purzebrook Chapel each Thursday 7:30-8.30pm

Services and Locations


METHODIST CHURCH  meets in Pippins Lyme Road,  Axminster.
Sundays: 10.30 am  & 4.00 pm  on the first Sunday of each month. Rev. Brian Hadfield  01395 513384    Deacon Becky Lovatt  01297 21818

PURZEBROOK CHAPEL   Musbury Road,  Axminster.
Sundays: 10.30 am
Chris Riggs 01297 33042

Sundays: 10.30 am  &  6pm on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month.
Pastor Darrell Holmes 01297 631638

THE MINSTER.  C of E  CHURCH  Trinity Square,  Axminster.  
Sundays: 11.00 am   Parish Eucharist 
Rev Clive Sedgewick from March 2017
HOLY CROSS C of E CHURCH,  Woodbury,  Axminster.
Sundays:  9.30 am  Eucharist
Rev Geoffrey Walsh 01297 598361

ST. MARY’S  RC  CHURCH  Lyme Road,   Axminster  
Sundays:  9.00 am  &  9.15 am Holydays in St. Mary’s School during term.  Queries to the Presbytery 01297 32135

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH   Chard Road,   Axminster. 
Sundays:  10.30 am  Holy Communion – 3rd Sunday of each month 
Rev. Ian Kirby  01297 631117

Lyme Local Meeting at Uplyme Village Hall,  Uplyme.  
Sundays:  10 am  
Carl Holland   Clerk 

Services in the Residential Homes

Every month four small teams of individuals from all the local Axminster churches enjoy sharing in a simple act of worship in each of our four local residential homes:

2nd Thursday of the month: Oak House at 11.00 a.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month: Tudor Cottage at 2.45 p.m.
3rd Saturday of the month: Magnolia House at 11.00 a.m.
4th Thursday of the month: Silverleigh at 11.00 a.m.

We have a planning meeting to prepare for each month’s services on the 4th Tuesday in the month, and we do need more people to help as the existing teams are also getting older!   So if anyone is able to give an hour a month to this important quiet work, please let us know and come and join us.  You can choose the day or time when you are available.

Contact:  Edith Leach 01404 41355

Axminster Job Club

Every Thursday morning between 9.00 am and 12.00 noon in Pippins Community Centre on the corner of Stoney Lane and Lyme Road.

The Job Club is a friendly and supportive centre for Job Seekers.  It provides information about local vacancies and offers help with everything from CVs to interview techniques, as well as access to on-line laptops.  The club networks with local training and support agencies and is being used by employers to identify potential employees.   Tea and toast are provided too!

We have the backing of several agencies including Honiton Job Centre, and Action East Devon. The National Careers Service and East Devon Citizens Advice are present every Thursday to advise and support our visitors when required.  Started by Axminster Churches Together as a service to the local area, the original volunteers have now been joined by others from the community without whom we could not function.

Contact: Liz Lynn 01297 639759


Careers South West

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Being a teenager can be a really exciting time but it can also seem like you’re being asked to make a lot of decisions! Don’t worry Careers South West is here to help you sort through all these decisions and point you in the right direction.

 We support you by providing independent and impartial information, advice, guidance and practical help relating to work, education and training. This includes practical help with things like CV writing, letter writing, job and apprenticeship searching, completing paper and online job applications and college applications.

 We have qualified, professional advisers working in over 250 locations across Cornwall, Plymouth, Torbay, Devon and Somerset. So wherever you are, if you need to speak to an adviser we are nearby!

 Your adviser will help you find up-to-date information about careers, jobs, education courses, volunteering, training opportunities and other personal support so that you see all the options open to you and make informed choices. 

Careers Adviser Information and Placing, Careers South West, 37-39 Queen Street, Exeter’ Devon, EX4 3SR,   Tel 01392203603, Mobile 07876040054

Volunteer Lyme

Volunteer Lyme Regis is a free service for local people and we aim to make it easy for you to volunteer.

What do I want to do? There are thousands of things you can volunteer for so think about your interests, what cause or issue you want to support, how much time you can give and what you hope to gain from the experience. How to go about it?

You can start by searching for opportunities and then applying by following the instructions supplied. 

Advice East Devon

Providing quality advice to people in East Devon  (in and around Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Sidmouth and Axminster).

Advice east Devon (AED) is a partnership of six established charities and projects offering free and impartial advice and information:-

  • Age Concern Exmouth
  • East Devon Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Living Options (Devon)
  • Open Door Exmouth
  • The Olive Tree Association (Devon Grapevine)
  • Westward Support

AED is a new advice partnership project funded by the BIG Lottery Advice Services Transition Fund.

Web Page:

Email AED :

Business Information

Business Information Point (BIP) is the enterprise agency offering support in helping businesses start, grow and succeed.   BIP have offices in Honiton and run free sessions for anyone considering working for themselves.

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Phone:       0800 592872 (free to landlines)

or 01837 659059



Axe Valley Visiting

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Aim: To reduced loneliness and social isolation for older people living in Axminster and the surrounding villages. How we do this:

  • Recruit, train and support a team of volunteer visitors. There are currently 14 active volunteers(2014)
  • Receive referrals from Health and Social Care agencies, families and friends.
  • Raise awareness about the harmful effects of loneliness for older people

What we do:

    • Visit people in their own homes or in residential care on a one to one basis to enjoy social contact. Visits are weekly and last about an hour.
    • Run Reminiscence Groups in Care Homes in Axminster and surrounding area. We have a small library of themed boxes. Groups have between 4 and 10 members and meet weekly for about an hour.
  • Raise Awareness. This year we hosted Older Persons Fun Day at Axminster Guildhall. A day of actives led by local voluntary organisations to showcase and increase participation by older people.

 Get Involved:

  • Become a Volunteer Visitor
  • Become a reminiscence group facilitator
  • All volunteers receive training, an enhanced DBS check, ongoing support and supervision.

 Project Coordinator is Gill Amos Usual working days Monday and Tuesday 01404 549045  Supported by Axminster Hospital League of Friends and EDVSA Hub 150105 EDVSA Logo1


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RISE is a recovery orientated drug and alcohol service delivered across Devon for anyone over the age of 18. We offer a range of group sessions around relapse prevention and motivation and groups to support friends and family as well as one to one sessions.    We can assist with harm minimisation around injecting and blood born viruses, and medical interventions such as detox and opiate substitution. If you would like an assessment or to speak to someone about your drug or alcohol use and you live in the Axminster or Honiton area please phone our Tiverton office on 01884250748.