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The Churchwardens of Escot, Feniton and Payhembury are pleased to say that a new vicar has been appointed for our three parishes. He joined the Otter Vale Mission Community of which we are a part on 1 August 2018.

Our new Vicar is the Rev’d David Carrington who was previously the Team Vicar of Appledore, Northam and Westward Ho! Rev’d David was licensed on 1 August 2018. Here is a photo from the event (thank you Cara).


Like Rev’d Cate his is a 0.5 appointment, which means only half his time will be allocated to the three parishes whilst the other half of his role is Director of Lay Education for the South West Ministry Training Course (SWMTC). This involves training volunteers involved in spiritual and pastoral work in their churches and communities across Devon.

Prior to his licensing David wrote:

‘My wife, Dawn, and I are delighted that we will be moving to Feniton later this year. We know the area from a few years ago when we lived in Cullompton, and our son attended Clyst Hydon school (he’s now grown somewhat and is at university). Before being ordained I worked for the Met Office for many years, and was latterly responsible for their professional training.

‘The joy for me of being a vicar is the people one gets to know - young and old, in the church and in the community. I loved the involvement in the communities and schools (including as a governor) in the rural parishes I worked in before moving to North Devon. I’m looking forward immensely to being part of your communities.

’How do I relax when not vicar-ing or training? Family-time is top, but I also enjoy music (I play the viola, piano and guitar - with varying degrees of skill), hill-walking and sailing. You are also likely in future to catch sight of this vicar on his bike.’

We all look forward to David and Dawn joining us, hopefully in time for our Harvest Festival services

Churchwardens of Escot, Feniton and Payhembury