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    St. Augustine's Church Heanton Punchardon.

    St. Augustine's church is also the parish church for RMB Chivenor and the village of Wrafton.

    Our Mission Community partners are:

    St. Michael and All Angels church Marwood, St. Calixtus church West Down, and  St. Georges church Georgeham.


    We have added a Home Funeral page with a service sheet for those unable to attend a funeral.


    If you miss the sound of Church bells, listen to ours by going to Rector's Audio Message page.


    Coronavirus update

    Whilst over the past two weeks some of the coronavirus restrictions have been eased, public worship at this time in each of our churches remains suspended and our buildings are still closed. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be considering plans of how we might be able to return to our buildings albeit in small, incremental steps. We do not anticipate any public worship inside our buildings until the middle to end of July at the earliest. Some of our buildings have significant limitations concerning the practicality of implementing required hygiene and social distancing measures. For this reason, it may well be that we will not be able to open all of them at the same time.  Working together though we hope to enable some public worship within the parishes that comprise our mission community as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

    We are still unable to hold weddings or baptisms. Funeral services remain subject to considerable restrictions. We will though continue to offer a written form of Sunday worship on this website each week. We will also continue weekly audio messages and more in-depth midweek reflections.

    If you would like us to pray for any specific need please e-mail us at   northtawprayer@gmail.com  and we will ensure that members of our prayer team pray for you. If you have any other pastoral need, please feel free to contact either of us.

    Rev Steve Painting (Rector) 01271 812605

    Rev Caroline Raby (Associate Minister) 01271 815560


    Prayer for this time

    Keep us, good Lord,
    under the shadow of your mercy.
    Sustain and support the anxious,
    be with those who care for the sick,
    and lift up all who are brought low;
    that we may find comfort
    knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
    in Christ Jesus our Lord.



    Safety & Safeguarding

    If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

    .  The Parish Safeguarding Representative is:-  Mr David Roff.

    .  The Parish Safeguarding Contact Number is:-  01271 813329

    .  The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team is:-


    If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.



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