The Bishop of Crediton has praised the unique businesses of South Molton during a three day tour of the area. Today (Friday) The Right Reverend Sarah Mullally began her stay with a visit to the Amber Project in Chawleigh, which helps disadvantaged young people build self-confidence and gain skills to help them find work. Then she visited Pathfields Industrial Estate, including the Woodland Enterprise unit where she met the owners of North Devon Ceramics Academy and Old Folding Maps Ltd. A keen potter herself, Bishop Sarah tried her hand at making a bowl on the wheel at the business, owned by Taz Pollard and Nicola Crocker. After that there was time for a visit to Melchior Chocolates to meet owner Carlo Melchior. Then she went on to meet churchgoers for worship and a discussion about the new direction for the diocese, which commits people to pray, to grow and to serve the people of Devon with joy. Bishop Sarah told the Gazette: Its just great to see what is going on in the community, in terms of what businesses are doing but also what individuals are doing to support others and its been really encouraging, a very positive experience. Its great to see how unique small businesses can thrive in South Molton. The pottery was built on local business so they have completely worked out something they can be doing and provide something of interest. Tomorrow (Saturday) Bishop Sarah joins stallholders and shoppers at South Molton Pannier Market, before visiting the flower and produce show at Bishops Nympton in the afternoon. On Sunday, she will go on a two hour pilgrimage around the area before attending a joint service for all churchgoers in the area in Bishops Nympton Parish Hall. Bishop Sarah, the Bishop of Exeter Robert Atwell, and the Bishop of Plymouth Nick McKinnel are spending the year visiting parishes to talk with people about the priorities to grow the Church in Devon, and to serve the community.Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.