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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, with St.Mary's Church, Croyde.


    Update -  30th July 2022

    After a period of limitations due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are now pleased to report that our church services are no longer subject to any restrictions. We are still aware though of our obligation to ensure the well-being of those who attend services and for that reason we continue to advise the following:

    • If you have symptoms of Covid 19, colds or flu, or a positive lateral flow or PCR test result, please do not come to church events for a period consistent with current NHS advice. 
    • Hand sanitiser will continue to be made available and its use is advised.
    • There are no longer legal restrictions for baptisms, weddings and funerals. Social distancing will be difficult with larger congregations. We will discuss numbers attending with the families involved, and endeavour to provide a socially distanced area in the church for families that request it.
    • Holy communion is now being administered in both kinds by simultaneous distriibution. The president dips the wafer in wine and places it in the hands of the communicants. The president  will continue to observe stringent hygiene practices including the use of hand sanitiser prior to distribution. 

    Details of Sunday service dates and times are listed in the calendar. We are also holding a weekly time for prayer on Monday mornings at 9.30am in Heanton Church. An outline of these prayers can be found in the services section of this website for those wanting to join in prayer with us, online. The Churches at Heanton, Marwood and West Down are now open daily from 10.00am - 4.00pm.

    We realise that this is still 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


    Now available - The July / August edition of the 'Link' magazine


    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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