Welcome to the Season of Advent!


This, the first season of the Christian year, is one of prayer, preparation and penitence – but also of HOPE. This year, in particular, it is hardly necessary to state how important HOPE is. But the other aspects of Advent cannot be overlooked, however hard the need to have everything ready for Christmas may be pressing upon us. An Advent reflection appears on page 5 of the December issue of IN TOUCH, our benefice magazine, which may be found at the foot of the heading QUICK LINKS in the left-hand margin of this page.

Do read the item Daily Hope – by the Bishop of Exeter at the top of the items of LATEST NEWS in the left-hand margin of this page

All our benefice churches are OPEN
See the final item in LATEST NEWS in the left-hand margin of this page

Following recent Government guidelines, it will be mandatory for clergy and congregations to wear face coverings when attending church services


If you are in need of any sort of help, please use the CONTACT button at the top of this page, and your message will be conveyed to the most appropriate person as soon as it is picked up – certainly the same day.

If the matter is sufficiently urgent and you would rather telephone, then please ring Lionel Holmes on 01647 440113.

We can put you in touch with a member of the ministry team, should you wish to discuss church or personal matters, find out more about online services or just chat.


Let our churches inspire you!

The four parish churches and one chapel that comprise this benefice are all cultural icons of the communities they serve and are of considerable heritage importance.

Much more than that, however, except during the present emergency, they are also living centres of Christian worship, offering peace and solace to all who enter them, and the Good News of Jesus Christ – as relevant as ever to the needs of a turbulent world.

So please come and explore our website and find out more.

If you’d like some information about our Christian faith, please click here.

Many of the beautiful photographs taken for our website are the work of Mike Rego whose work may also be viewed on his website at http://www.mikerego.photography

St Andrew’s is a Fairtrade church