You can find out here what's going on in the Benefice and in the wider community.
Please Click here to see the Christmas Services
We are closing our church's for services from Thursday 5th November 2020 due to the lockdown , the services will be streamed from Abbotsbury Waverley Road, and St Pauls's there are church's that are open for private prayer, St Luke's Monday to Saturday 10-12, St Paul's Tuesday and Thursday 10-12 and St Bartholomew's all day on a Wednesday, you will need to wear a mask whilst in church.
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.
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.
Please note the streaming will have new address’s
St Pauls will not be live streaming but will be sending out a recording of the service
St Paul's 11am Holy Communion https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaxPo5Lj044JsZCqTRHo9TQ
From the 1st November
Abbotsbury 9:30 am Informal Contemporary
To zoom for coffee after the service please click on the link below from 12.15 on a Sunday
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
Service book for St Luke's Click Here
Click here for Christmas Services
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.
Hilary and Jeremy’s appeal for contents for Christmas Hampers (instead of Christmas lunch)
for HITS food bank
As some of you may or may not know, over the years Jeremy and I have hosted a few Christmas lunches on Christmas Day in St Paul’s Church. However, this is certainly not going to be an option this COVID-19 year. We would instead, along with the help of others, like to do something that will make a difference to the less fortunate members of our community and thus draw your attention to an appeal for donations towards making up some Christmas hampers for HITS foodbank. Having spoken to HITS they quoted up to 125 possible recipients. That is a significant number. Christmas is going to look very different for us ALL but especially those who rely on HITS as well as coping with the affects of COVID-19.
We are therefore appealing for goods/cash donations (we will use to buy contents) in order to make up some hampers – all sizes. These donations can be left in the parish office or if you give us a call, we can collect from your home, church or wherever.
Some suggestions for food given by the foodbank are: Christmas card, Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, custard, Christmas crackers, chocolates, mince pies, vacuum packed ham, salmon, festive biscuits, fruit, savoury biscuits or crisps, evaporated milk/cream, fruit juice, pickle and condiments, tins of sweets etc along with standard contributions if you would like (pasta, rice, etc)
Please do contact us if you require any further information
email@example.com 01626 369881
firstname.lastname@example.org 01626 369881
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.
Shoe box time is approaching, there are two ways to do this, either in the traditional way fill your box and drop it to the church or you can now do this online. Please click on the links below:
All your resources can also be ordered through this link:
Because of the second lockdown in England, we have had to reschedule National Collections week to 5th-14th December.
From today, drop off locations that will remain open in England during November will be publicised on our website (for now it’s most likely just going to be The Entertainer):
After November/lockdown, the list of drop off locations that will be open and receiving boxes during the new National Collections week will be uploaded on the same webpage
Alternatively, if you cannot drop your shoeboxes off at one of these locations, you can fill in the below application to request a collection:
St Luke’s is now OPEN for personal prayer.
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
Training supplies and support will be provided!
Applications are available via your local church office or click on the link below:
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.
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 email@example.com
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