Welcome to St.Augustine's Church, Heanton Punchardon

in the North Taw Mission Community.

Our Mission Community partners are:

St Michael and All Angels Church, Marwood,

St. Calixtus Church, West Down,

St.George's Church, Georgeham, with St.Mary's Church Croyde.


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

Events this Week

Wednesday 24th July
2:30pm -
Sunday 28th July
11:00am -
6:00pm -
Saturday 3rd August
10:00am - 12:00pm -
Sunday 4th August
9:30am -
9:30am -

We are an Evangelical Church with various forms of service. We have a choir with music and songs ranging from traditional to modern to suit the service and teaching.

All services from communion to informal celebration are based on teaching the gospel.

Most services are held in church but once a month we meet in the Hall for a more informal gathering. There is always coffee and biscuits and a chance to chat and meet new friends.

Daily Message

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“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Matthew 16:15-16

Church services have returned to normal but Holy Communion will continue to be offered by simultaneous distribution i.e. the priest will dip the wafer in the wine before placing into the hands of the communicant.


Details of Sunday service dates and times are listed in the calendar. There is also a weekly time for prayer on Monday mornings at 9:30am in Heanton Church.


For enquiries regarding baptisms, weddings and funerals contact:

Rev Glyn Lewry (Priest) 01271 600744 or

Rev Caroline Raby (Associate Minister) 01271 815560



Usual pattern of Sunday Services


1st Sunday  -  Holy Communion

2nd Sunday  -  Morning Praise

3rd Sunday  -  Holy Communion

4th Sunday  -  Informal service in Wrafton Hall

5th Sunday  -  United Benefice Service.

Baptisms usually take place during Morning Praise.

A weekly Lunch club in the church hall is a part of our involvement within the wider community.


Weekly house groups provide an informal method of learning God's will and growing his relationship with each of us. Prayer meetings, informal lunches add to our sense of fellowship.


Church buildings are a valuable resource used for hosting village events, giving many the opportunity to come and meet us in a relaxed informal way.


We are on the top of the hill overlooking the Taw estuary with magnificent views from Barnstaple to Hartland to Lundy. Come and visit us to enjoy the view, pause at the war graves, and then pop into the church.

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:- Rev. Margaret Cranston

The Parish safeguarding Contact Number is:- 01271 813295

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 1111.

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