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Please Click here for the Christmas Services at our churches 



Click Here for the  Newton Abbot Grapevine.  Please note Parish News will be published once a month commencing  September.

  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.

Here is a shortlist of social media channels we are using to share 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.





This Sunday 31st October is a Benefice Sunday we will be meeting at Abbotsbury at 9.30 

These are our usual services:

St Luke's  & St Paul's 11.00am Sunday Service and 10.00am Wednesday

 Abbotsbury  9.30 am Sunday Service

St Bartholomew's is open for Private Prayer  on  10-2 on a Wednesday and every 1st and 3rd Sunday for an 9.30 Service

St Mary's is open 11am every 1st  for a Mattins and 3rd for a  BCP Service and every 4th Sunday until October for a Holy  Communion Service

All Saint's is open at 9.30 every 2nd and 4th Sunday 

Abbotsbury https://youtu.be/FH3W7bI4kIA


Please see St Luke's Facebook page for details of how they are streaming the services.

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


https://www.youtube.com/channel/St Luke’s Milber



Home=Start Teignbridge is now recruiting for their Autumn volunteer preparation course

As a parent or someone with caring experience, you’ll have the understanding to support those families who need some extra help…your help.

We all know that those early years before children go off to school are vital in a child’s life. At Home-Start Teignbridge we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure childhood for their children.

We are looking for caring and committed people who could spare 2 to 3 hours a week to support a family in need. Our volunteers need to be friendly, approachable, trustworthy, and good listeners.

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and many ways in which you can get involved. You could visit a family at home, support them through a ‘walk and talk’ meeting, offer telephone or ‘Zoom’ befriending support or help at one of our groups. In return, we will give you comprehensive training and support.

So, if you think this sounds like you, to find out more please visit our website Volunteer with us | Home-Start Teignbridge (homestart-teignbridge.org.uk) , email us on office@homestart-teignbridge.org.uk or give us a call on
07837 946069 or 07849558545, we would love to hear from you. Thank you


Community Fridge in Newton Abbot

 Newton Abbot Community Interest Company has already initiated a project to install a community fridge outside the Courtenay Centre. Its primary aim is to reduce food waste, stocked by donated leftover stock from local supermarkets, food banks etc it will be available “24/7” for all to take or swop something, and is complementing the excellent work already done by  foodbanks, community aid and other local initiatives. Hopefully opening in the spring Councillor Jackie Hook is looking for a co-ordinator to monitor the project, promoting its use and running volunteer rotas.  Volunteer drivers are required to join a rota to collect/deliver food to the Centre, and service volunteers to check the fridge and its contents on a regular basis. Job descriptions for all three roles are enclosed with these notes, please give them publicity as you can. Jackie would also be grateful for any further sources of food, and her contact details are on the job descriptions, if you are interested I can forward the job descriptions to you office@newtonabbotparishes.co.uk




Providing basic baby equipment, nappies, toiletries and clothing (up to 2 years of age) for families in the Teignbridge area who are struggling to make ends meet



 Please contact Pat Thomas:      07938851849     teignmouthbabybank@yahoo.com

We have just moved to new premises at 133 Bitton Park Road Teignmouth TQ14 9DQ

(next to the turning for the Rugby Club)


www.ntcchurch.co.uk    Charity Number: 1152684

Please click here for the self referral form

Throughout lockdown Teignmouth Baby Bank will be continuing to supply good quality baby clothes, nappies, toiletries and baby equipment free of charge to individuals or families in need in the Teignbridge area.  We want to help as many as possible.  We welcome referrals from statutory and voluntary agencies and also from individuals needing help. 

Unfortunately, we will not be receiving or collecting donated goods throughout lockdown, but we currently have plenty of baby clothes and equipment in stock.

Please contact Pat if we can be of help: 07938851849          patjoythomas@gmail.com



Some Christmas scenes from St Mary's Wolborough thank you Jill for sending them in

The wonderful garden on the steps into church


We would like to welcome the new nursery  Poppins that is now running from St Paul's church hall and wish them every success.



Contact  07399741151 Carly or Lauren                                      

St Pauls Church,

Devon Square 

Open Monday to Friday 8am till 6pm

Full and half days available.

2- and 3-year-old funding accepted.

Experienced, passionate and nurturing level 2 and 3 trained staff.

Home cooked healthy meals, where dietary needs are met.

Please feel free to contact us and we can answer any questions you may have, or to book a viewing to make sure Poppins Day Nursery is right for you and your precious little one.




 Please join us as we both worship God in his Goodness and seek to serve our community.


                       Taste and see that the Lord is good;

                 blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

                                                                     Psalm 34:8



We welcome our new Curate and his family Ben Maynard and his wife Sarah and their children.

Here are some pictures from the service on the 13th  September when Ben was officially welcomed in to the Parish.


 Sharon, Keith, Patrick and Ben



St Luke’s is now OPEN for personal prayer.




9:30am-12 Noon






Funerals are being held in church for immediate family only





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.   https://devonhistoricgraffiti.org.uk/churches/











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.








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.

2021 Events Calendar for St Luke’s Milber




Friday 5th February

Zoom Quiz Night, 7pm – Free Event – See Fr Nick for zoom link

Tuesday 9th February

Parochial Church Council Meeting, 7:30pm Via Zoom

Wednesday 17th February

Ash Wednesday – Mass at 7:30pm

Tuesday 2nd March

Social Committee Meeting via Zoom, 7:30pm

Sunday 7th March

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Thursday 25th March

Annunciation of the Lord – Mass 7:30pm

Thursday 1st April

Maundy Thursday - Mass 7:30pm

Friday 2nd April

Good Friday – Mass 3pm

Saturday 3rd April

Holy Saturday - Vigil at 8:15pm followed by Refreshments

Sunday 4th April

(Easter Sunday)

Easter Raffle draw

Bonnets go on display for competition

1st Draw of 100 Club! Draw for March

Easter Hunt – Junior Church

Friday 23rd April

Zoom Quiz Night, 7pm – St Georges theme with Pie and a Pint. Fancy dress optional

Sunday 2nd May

Winner of Bonnet competition to be announced

100 Club Draw for April

Sunday 13th May

Ascension Day – Mass 7:30pm followed by Refreshments

Sunday 6th June

100 Club draw for May

Tuesday 15th June

Feast of Consecration – Mass at 7:30pm followed by drinks and nibbles

Fri 18th – Sat 20th June

Family Fest – River Dart Country Park

Sunday 4th July

100 Club draw for June

Saturday 31st July

Summer Fayre

Sunday 1st August

100 Club draw for July

Friday 6th August

Transfiguration of our Lord - Mass 7:30pm – followed by Refreshments

Sunday 15th August

Assumption of Virgin Mary, parish Mass at 11am followed by Refreshments

Sunday 5th September

100 Club draw for August

Wednesday 8th September

Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mass 7:30pm followed by Refreshments

Sunday 12th September

Parish Lunch

Tuesday 14th September

Holy Cross Day – Mass 7:30pm followed by Refreshments

Saturday 18th September

Social Event: Cheese and Wine Night with home grown entertainment

Friday 24th September

Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham – Mass 7:30pm followed by Refreshments*

Sunday 3rd October

100 Club draw for September

Sunday 10th October

Harvest Mass – donations of produce. Auction of fresh produce.

Parish Harvest Lunch

Monday 18th October

St Luke’s Day – Mass 7:30pm followed by Refreshments*

Sunday 31st October

Light Party – Junior Church

Tuesday 2nd November

All Souls – Requiem Mass 7:30pm

Sunday 7th November

100 Club draw for October

Sunday 14th November

Parish Lunch

Saturday 27th November

Christmas Fayre

Sunday 28th November

1st Sunday of Advent

Saturday 4th December

Concert - TBC

Sunday 5th December

100 Club draw for November

Sunday 12th December

Parish Christmas Lunch

Sunday 19th December

Carol Service 4pm followed by Mulled wine and mince Pies

Friday 24th December

Crib Service 4pm


Additional Events

Cream Teas – dates TBC

Holy Hour – dates TBC – 5pm on the last Tuesday of the month. (29/06, 27/07, 31/08, 28/09, 26/10, 30/11)

Stations of the cross – 6pm on zoom, Sundays of Lent (21/02, 28/02, 07/03, 14/03, 21/03 & 28/03)

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 office@newtonabbotparishes.co.uk 

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.

Please contact the office on 01626 334357 Tuesday to Friday 9-2