Our church is a lively community made up of people of all ages and walks of life. We believe that God has called us to be here in Chudleigh to testify to the life-transforming power of God. We aim to discover together what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and to support each other as we 'do life' together as a community.

Whether you are new to the whole idea of church and faith, or have believed for many years and are looking for somewhere to worship, you are welcome!

We do our utmost to provide a safe, inclusive, caring community.

"I am The Way, The Truth and The Life" Jesus Christ

Our vision


At Chudleigh Baptist Church our vision is to be a family of all ages, abilities and backgrounds who love and follow Jesus. This means we value and nurture faith in our children and young people recognising them as an important part of the church of today (not just the church of tomorrow). We seek to worship God to the best of our ability and with all of our lives, putting him first in all things throughout our week.


We want to grow – together as a church through house groups and exploring the bible and rhythms of prayer, individually as we invest in our relationship with God and numerically as we invite others to join us in discovering God. Finally, we recognise that we are called to serve and bless the community of Chudleigh, demonstrating God’s love in creative ways and working for his kingdom of peace and justice, bringing hope and offering a welcome to all.

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Leadership Team

Eleanor Moffatt
Gareth Sowdon

Eleanor Moffatt, Minister

Hello and welcome! I am the minister at Chudleigh Baptist Church. My husband, three boys and I moved to Chudleigh in July 2016 after training at Bristol Baptist College. My family keep me busy (and sane!) but when I have time to spare, I enjoy getting out in the beautiful Devon countryside and spending time with friends. I feel so privileged to share in the adventure of leading and loving Chudleigh Baptist Church, discovering where God will take us and how he will shape us as we journey there together. If you like adventures, why not join us on this journey?


Gareth Sowdon, Secretary

I'm a self-employed carpenter doing jobs like manufacturing and fitting kitchens and bathrooms and any other handy jobs. I'm married with two grown up children and live in the same house as my parents.


I've been part of Chudleigh Baptist Church since 2002 when it was part of East Dartmoor Baptist Church and during that time have seen the church grow to become able to stand on its own two feet and to continue to grow and serve its community. 


My main interest is cycling and for me there's not much better than getting out with some friends to cycle over Dartmoor and admire God's creation.

Jonathan Pimperton, Treasurer

It’s great to be part of the leadership team here at Chudleigh Baptist church, serving the community and loving Jesus.


I work as an accountant for Regional & City Airports, based at Exeter Airport. My wife Amy and I moved to Chudleigh in Spring 2016. We have enjoyed becoming part of Chudleigh, and felt very welcomed from the start.


I am the church treasurer, and also head up the worship team leading the music on Sundays.  In my spare time I enjoy playing snooker, squash, practising my guitar and going to the beach!

Emma Funnell

I’m Emma, I’ve lived in Chudleigh for about 8 years now, I’m married to Matthew, and have three children. I became a Christian as a child, but my faith really grew when I got involved in church during my university years. The love of Jesus has brought hope and transformation to our lives and I pray that others would know that love as well. In my free time I love wild swimming with the family, climbing with friends, and painting all on my own!!

Miia Thomas, Minister in Training

I will be here at Chudleigh Baptist Church for three years while also studying in the new Exeter Hub, which is part of Bristol Baptist College. I am married to Chay, and we have 4 children. We have lived in Devon for almost 20 years and really enjoy being out in God's beautiful creation, especially up in the wildness of the moors. I also love swimming in the sea as well as in the moorland lakes and rivers. I am so pleased to be doing my training in Chudleigh, as it is such a warm and welcoming community and I look forward to getting to know it and you better over the next few years!


We believe that every follower of Jesus is called to their own frontline for mission. This might be the staff room, board room, office, neighbourhood, home or classroom. We aim to share stories from these frontlines and encourage one another when we gather each week.

Some of our church’s frontlines are further afield or are not so visible each week. So here is a list of mission organisations, people, and projects that we support as a church:


As a member of Baptists Together UK, we also financially support the work of BMS World Mission and Baptist Home Mission.


"I came to give you life in all its fullness"

John 10