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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.


    Our churches are opening for private prayer for limited periods each week.

    For details of dates and times see 'Latest News'page


    The 'Link' magazineis back - see News and Events.


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


    Coronavirus update

    Churches now have permission from the Government to open church buildings for private prayer. The church councils in our Mission Community have now finalised plans to introduce limited periods of opening whilst maintaining the necessary hygiene and social distancing measures required. Notice of opening times are provided on the 'Latest News'page and on each of our church noticeboards.

    The Government have also announced that from 4th July, restricted services will be permitted in places of worship. As yet we are not able to notify dates of when this might be possible in the churches of our Mission Community. Funeral services remain subject to restrictions. Weddings may also be possible in the coming months but will be subject to restrictions for some time to come. We are not able to offer baptisms at this time. We will continue to provide a written form of Sunday worship on this website each week for the foreseeable future. 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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