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

Photo: Mike Rego

As we draw closer to the end of the Trinity season, this month of October – beautiful with glowing colours and falling leaves – is a time for drawing our breath before we enter the season of remembrance – of our loved ones who are with us no more, along with those (perhaps for some of us the same people) who gave their lives in armed conflict. Sadly, we still await what the hymn refers to as ‘the promised time that war shall be no more, and lust, oppression, crime, shall flee thy face before’. But the forthcoming – and now almost overlooked – season of Advent encourages us to hold on in hope of a better world being prepared for us and all creation.

All this is specially relevant at a time when a major gathering to consider the future of the environment is taking place in Glasgow next month: 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.

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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 YOU ARE IN NEED OF ANY SORT OF HELP, please use the
button marked CONTACT US 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 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