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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.


    Coronavirus update 7th January 2021

    Following the significant rise in Coronavirus infections and the implementation of a National Lockdown we have reviewed our risk assessments and provision of services. As a result of that review, we believe that we would be unwise to hold public acts of worship at this time. We recognise the sacrifices that everyone is having to make at this time and that suspension of our services is our commitment to the national effort to reduce the impact of the pandemic. We do though want to do whatever we can to provide spiritual sustenance, through what we recognise, is a time of considerable stress and hardship for many. We will therefore continue with on-line Sunday services and are looking at possibilities of opening our churches for private prayer at various times during the week.

    Funeral services can still be held in each of our churches with appropriate restrictions in place. Weddings are subject to significant restrictions and can only be held in exceptional circumstances. We are unable to offer Baptisms at this time but will be reviewing the position on this in the coming weeks.

    We realise that this is a difficult time for many people. 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


    You can view Rev Steve's lastest video Pastoral Message


    A prayer for these times

    Lord Jesus Christ,
    in these dark and difficult days, we turn our hearts to you.
    In ages past, you have delivered our nation from disaster.
    Do it again, we pray.
    Give wisdom beyond human wisdom to our leaders,
    Give strength beyond human strength to the NHS and all our frontline workers.
    Give comfort beyond human comfort to the elderly and all who grieve.
    Lord Jesus Christ,
    in these dark and difficult days,
    turn your face towards us,
    have mercy upon us,
    and heal our land, we pray.


    The January 'Link' magazineis here - see News and Events.


    If you miss the sound of Church bells, listen to ours by going to the Audio Messagespage.


    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 11 11.



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