You can find out here what's going on in the Benefice and in the wider community.


We are opening our church's for services from Wednesday the 15th July 2020 at 10am and Sunday 11am , the service will be held at Abbotsbury Waverley Road, their is also a service at St Bartholomew's at 19.15 on Sundays.

Please click here to see the guidelines for how the service has changed due to the current restrictions.

You can click to see this weeks Grapevine below and all news articles are on the right hand side.  If you would like to sign up to recieve the weekly emailed newsletter you can do that on the left hand side of the page.

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Here is a shortlist of social media channels we are using toshare information with you during this time. Take some time to subscribe and like so that you can be notified of any live event we might post.

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If you have an account with Google, you can subscribe to this channel by clicking on the red subscribe button in the top left-hand corner.

Please click the like button just below the picture of the church, that way we will appear in your feed.

If you would like to join us for virtual coffee on Sunday please click here to see the guide on how to do this.

Please note Fr. Debney's service is being broadcast across the Diocese this Sunday, please use this link to watch at 11am Luke’s Milber

Service book for St Luke's Click Here


Click here to view the latest Grapevines : Fifth Sunday after Trinity 

Please click here to see the Rectors reflection for Fourth Sunday after Trinity Sunday 


St Luke’s is now OPEN for personal prayer.




9:30am-12 Noon






Funerals are being held in church for immediate family only

St Paul's is open  for private prayer from Tuesday 30th June, we will be opening every Tuesday and Thursday 10am until 12 noon please note due to the restrictions there are no toilets available in church the closest will be the public toilets in Courtney Park.

Abbosbury will be having a service on Wednesday 15th at ten am, and then on Sunday the 19th at 11am.


Please note due to the current situation all public services have been stopped for the time being.  We will be holding virtual services via either Facebook or Utube using the links above.


This beautiful prayer was written by an Italian priest who is self-isolating at the moment and very sadly lost his own brother a few days ago to Covid-19...

Please click this link to go to a website that has historic graffiti for many churches in our area, there are some from St Mary's Wolborough on the site.

Please click on the link to bring up the latest Pastoral Letter March 2020











CTNA Newsletter (Christians together in Newton Abbot)



I hope you are  all ok and coping ok with current restrictions, if not, please let us know and we will try to help !

The CTNA had a "virtual" Executive Meeting on Wednesday and I am writing on behalf of the Executive to pass on the latest news...

1 It has been necessary,  due to current restrictions, to cancel both the "pop-up shop" initiative and Pentecost Praise this year. This is disappointing but inevitable.  Lesley Earl has suggested that people might want to say the Lord's Prayer while taking the daily "lockdown" exercise (whether this be at home or outside ) and this seems a fine idea to prepare us for Pentecost in current restricted times, while still remaining "safe". Given Lesley's comments, and the success of the Thursday night clap for carers, maybe we can, as local Christians, also do something special at home on the feast of Pentecost itself, and still keep safe and within government guidelines, by encouraging as many as possible to light a candle for Newton Abbot and say a prayer at 6pm on Pentecost Sunday.

  Please spread these ideas as much as you can.

2 Crosses for Newton Abbot hospital patients..we are buying a new stock to hand out as agreed at our last meeting.

3 Carnival Praise is also cancelled this year and we will have to wait for 2021 too for the  charity walk which John Wilmut was to have undertaken from Exeter to Truro Cathedrals in June.

4 NHS  " Thank Yous" , it is good to feel appreciated at such an uncertain time, if you or colleague would  like to write thank you cards to staff and volunteers currently working at  our local hospital in Newton Abbot, on behalf of your church,  details are attached at the bottom of this note.

5 In place of cancelled Pentecost  and Carnival Praise, the CTNA Executive are considering holding a celebration/memorial service at some point when it is safe to do so, to acknowledge the tremendous effort by so many to help us through this difficult time, and also to remember those who have tragically lost their lives. If you have any ideas on what form such a service  might take, please let us have your ideas. 

6 This idea also led us on to consider organising a non-eucharistic service outside of the "standard" Christian Unity Week and Good Friday Walk of Witness, maybe at a different time of year, hopefully to attract a good response from local people who might not feel drawn to our more usual ecumenical activity. Again, anyone's ideas most welcome !

I also attach extracts from a recent newsletter received from Churches Together in Devon which contain useful info.

Click Here for Thy Kingdom Come attachment

Love and best wishes




TEL: 01626 369478



Staff currently working at Newton Abbot Hospital

Templer Ward             Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Ward Clerks

Minor Injuries


Domestic Services       Cleaning and serving meals

Reception staff


Radiographers / X ray

In addition to that, Teign Ward is now occupied by our Cancer Services, who have been moved to Newton Abbot to ensure that particularly vulnerable patients are kept away from COVID and suspected COVID patients. So they have:

                Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Ward Clerks, Doctors, Consultants

The Palliative Care Team also visit NA from Torbay, as do the guys who look after the car park!

Click here  for the attachement  for Thy Kingdom Come  















Newton Abbot • Devon Square, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HN • 01626












Night Shelter project across Newton Abbot

We want to reach out to the homeless in our town over the cold winter months, if you have a heart for the Homeless and are looking for a way to volunteer, there are three ways:

Evening                                 Overnight                             Morning

6pm to 10pm                         10pm to 6am                        6am to 9.30am

to welcome into                     awake overnight                   to provide    

the hall and provide              within the hall                        breakfast and

hot food                                                                              clean and tidy

                                                                                           the hall     

 Training supplies and support will be provided!

Applications are available via your local church office or click on the link below:

Application Form

Please note due to the volume of volunteers it may take a while for us to contact you, we are carrying out training in phases but we will be in touch and thank you for your application.

Newton Abbot Winter Night Shelter News

Thank you to all prospective parish volunteers for the tremendous response for supporting the Night Shelter.  I am pleased to tell you that Torbay Winter Night Shelter Volunteer Project Managers are supporting us with their knowledge and experience of how to manage this project. We will be having the first session on Friday 3rd at St Mary's Abbotsbury. There will be many background jobs, ie assembling toiletry packs, care of the laundry, buyers for items such as Personal Protective clothing, fundraising (cake sales), knitting hats and gloves to name but a few. Please speak to Rev'd Gareth Regan or Fr. Nick Debney if you have further questions, ideas, or offers of help.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or if you have been thinking about offering to help it is not too late!






The  Coffee Mornings have currently been suspended due to the current situation, we will of course let eveyone know when will be holding them again. 

If you would like to volenteer at the Coffee Mornings please let one of the stall holders know, all help is gratefully recieved.

Please see the email below from Rowcroft:

Thank you so much for choosing to support Rowcroft through your coffee morning. Your support will make a real difference to families in communities across South Devon.  £250.32 is a fantastic amount to raise and will make a real tangible difference.  You may be interested to know that this could cover the cost of running our ward for one hour.


Recently, I was talking to one of the Rowcroft Occupational therapists who said that one of her patients had a routine of writing to her friend in Australia every week and taking a walk down to the post box to send it.  As her illness progressed, she found that it was difficult for her to find the energy she needed for this previously simple task.  Any of her friends and family would have been happy to post it for her but this was just another thing being taken out of her control and that was frustrating for her. Our Occupational Therapist worked with her on some breathing exercises and ideas on how to conserve energy on everyday tasks to give her the stamina she needed to complete this journey and post her letter to her friend by herself.and she did it!


It is little things like this that makes every day the best day possible for our patients and gives family members cherished memories.  Your support enables us to do this. Thank you.




St Paul's Church Hall Hire


St Paul's Church Hall is available for hire, to find out the times that are free please contact the church office on 01626 334357 or email us on the charges for this are:~

9.30-12.00 £60 ~ 14.00-16.30 £60

19.00-22.30 £75 ~ 12.00-14.00 £50

9.30-22.30 £200 ~ Or £24 per hour

Car parking is available for church hall users in the immediate church grounds. The use of the hall includes use of the kitchen facilities (including equipment) and toilet facilities in the main entrance hall.