Pastoral Support

We offer a range of courses designed to help with pastoral care in local churches and Mission Communities.

Acorn Calling Events

Acorn, as an established ministry training provider, delivers a range of training events across the Diocese of Exeter in Reconciliation, Healing and Listening. You can find out more from the Acorn Training Prospectus or via the website:

Marriage Preparation Training

A handbook with guidance on how to set up and run a day for a group of couples is available from Susie Ursell. Some of these courses incur a small charge to cover the cost of training materials and, in some cases, the hire of a venue. Up to date information on costs is available from Susie. Email Susie.

Deliverance Ministry

Healing and deliverance ministries are at the heart of the Gospel as Jesus proclaims and reveals the fullness of life in his Kingdom; ministries which the Church has continued through the ages. Many churches have services for laying on of hands and anointing. Deliverance ministry is offered to those troubled in mind or spirit by feelings of unease in particular buildings, paranormal activity or concerns that they themselves are under evil influences. This is carried out by a team of clergy across the diocese who are trained and experienced in this kind of ministry. They meet together for mutual encouragement and learning and are convened and deployed when requested. In all circumstances, this pastoral ministry is shared with the relevant parish priest, and the team has access to medical advice and support when necessary. Contact your parish priest to access the team. If you do not know which parish you are in then type your postcode into

Local resources

Mid Devon Community Trust

Exeter Community Family Trust

Care for the Family: