Creationtide – Sunday 5th September till Monday 4th Cotober

WELCOME to our group of four churches on the eastern side of Dartmoor

The Trinity season began at the end of May this year, marking a watershed in the Church’s year; up to this point, the great festivals centring on Christ’s birth, life, death and resurrection and the giving of the Holy Spirit have been taking place. For the next two dozen or so Sundays after Trinity, the readings set for each Sunday apply the truths of the faith to the lives of Christians.

And now – before the Trinity season ends, we have a new season to celebrate, called CREATIONTIDE, which runs from Sunday 5th September (designated as Climate Sunday) to Monday 4th October (the Feast of St Francis) – dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life, a time for Christians throughout the world to pray, reflect and act on issues related to the care of all Creation. Under the overall theme Care for our Common Home, the five Sundays are individually themed – in order by Justice, Wisdom, Peace-making, Prayer and Hope.

All this is specially relevant at a time when a major gathering to consider the future of the environment is taking place in Glasgow this November: COP26. Our prayerful concern is much needed that this will not simply generate quantities of hot air, but will make a real change to attitudes and actions in the way much of the (mainly western) world has been treating the great gift of God in giving us a planet fit to live in.


For details of Sunday services, please click on SUNDAY SERVICES in the menu at the top of this page.

To locate our churches, the postcodes for each one may be found by clicking on SUNDAY SERVICES.

ALL OUR CHURCHES ARE OPEN for private prayer and reflection, but check opening times given in the item under QUICK LINKS at the top left-hand side of this page.


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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 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

St Andrew’s is a Fairtrade church