Keeping in Touch

Click here for our Service for the Day of Pentecost (31 May)


You can watch previous services here 

Psalm 8 is one of the readings for this Trinity Sunday and it begins with these words, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” One of the pleasures of the easing of the social restrictions has been the opportunity to go back onto Dartmoor for a walk which Claire and I have now done on my Friday off, once walking from Cold East Cross and on the following Friday walking from Belstone around Culliver steps. These are walks we both knew but coming back to them after a long absence reaffirmed both the familiarity and the joy of such occasions. In just the same way there will be joy when we are able to go back to our churches. For all the problems of rain and water damage, of maintenance and heating bills they are places we love and miss; visible expressions of our faith and our joy in being God’s people in our own communities, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”                                                                                                                                 


Sunday Service

Our next online service will be available here on our website on Sunday. Simply click the link marked ‘Service for the day of Pentecost’ at the top of the page. You can also watch previous services if you missed them.

The Gospel reading will be Matthew 28.16-20

The Collect for the Day of Pentecost:

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Keeping in Touch During the Week

A ‘Thought for the Week’ is available as a recorded message by telephoning 01626 242141 and a new message will be available every Monday.

Midweek Communion - Tuesdays at 9.30am

For some people, attending a communion service during the week is part of their regular practice. We are now able to offer this form of spiritual communion via the internet as one of our clergy celebrates the Eucharist. Monday 1st June Holy Communion 9.30 (zoom) The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. Tuesday 2nd June Holy Communion 9.30 (zoom). If anybody would like to be added to the list of those who receive the link to these mid-week zoom services please contact Jane Frost Tel: 01626 870288 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Telephone Prayer Meeting

Whichever one of our churches you go to, all are welcome to phone 0330 606 0403 – and when prompted, enter the Access Code which is 516129 followed by #. Revd Jane will answer, and you will be able to speak to others who also phone in. Calls cost the same as a phoning a landline number.

Coffee & Chat - Thursdays at 10.30am

Would you welcome the opportunity to meet up online for a weekly coffee & chat session? If so, please contact Revd Jane Frost Tel: 01626 870288 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Compline (Night Prayer) is now available for your use any day. You may like to say Compline on particular days as part of your rhythm of prayer.

Trinity Sunday

This Sunday is when we focus on the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Our Sunday service will take that theme and Richard, one of our Team Readers, has made a short film about understanding the Trinity which you can watch at  

Revd Roderick Withnell

As you may know, Roderick retires on 12 July. Details of the 'farewell arrangements' will be available soon.

Revd Sue Astbury

Sue is on leave until15 June inclusive. She will be unavailable in that time so please contact Roderick or Jane as needed. 

Parish Magazines

The June editions of The Chronicle (Bishopsteignton) and Parish News (Ideford & Luton) are now available here. 

Praying at home      

Information and resources can be downloaded here. If you would like a printed copy, please reply to this email. If you have a specific prayer request please send details to Mervyn Niblett, Team Administrator by replying to this e-mail. He will pass it on in strict confidence to the clergy for their prayers. The clergy will also be happy to pray over the phone – Roderick on 01626 779177 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Jane on 01626 870288 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We appreciate this is a time of concern and please be assured of our prayers and support.

Book Launch for 'Life with St Benedict'


Life with St Benedict offers daily reflections to help enable personal spiritual growth and prayer.

‘In a time when many are seeking space, silence and spiritual depth,’ says Richard, ‘the Rule of St Benedict retains relevance in a world where change is often feared, stability can be elusive, and busyness interferes with listening to God.’

Read more: Book Launch for 'Life with St Benedict'

Teignmouth Mothers Union

In January 2019 many of us chose to become Mothers’ Union Diocesan Members, but we still gather once a month as part of a worldwide fellowship of Christians – united in prayer, worship and service.

Translating into our daily lives this year’s theme: Listen, Observe, Actin step with God our members have also offered to pray for and support the six local churches and communities connected to Haldon Mission Community.

Mothers’ Union members within this Mission Community also support and endorse the Bishop of Exeter’s Vision:

pray ~ grow ~ serve with joy.


A warm invitation is also extended to you, to join with us and share in the first of these priorities – the call to prayer.

Please see our Prayer Diary for details of the weekly cycle of prayer incorporating the Mothers’ Union vision – of a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships.



Mrs Pat Henchie 777445

Safeguarding Policy

The Haldon Team is committed to the safeguarding of everybody, and especially to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and adults experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect - who are involved in any church activities. The Safeguarding Lead for The Haldon Team is Susan Harvey and concerns can be notified to her on 01626 770627

Any matters of concern about a child or vulnerable adult should be always be reported. You can contact one of the agencies listed on the poster that can be downloaded from the link below. The term safeguarding is used to define actions taken to protect and save vulnerable people and groups from harm. This may come from adults or other groups or other children. A vulnerable adult is a person who may be unable to protect themselves or take care of themselves against harm, exploitation, neglect or abuse. When safeguarding children - a child is anyone under the age of 18. Therefore safeguarding children is about protecting all those under 18 from harm, exploitation, neglect or abuse. Schools, charities, hospitals and care homes, along with other sectors - including churches must all take responsibility to safeguard those around them. 

Download more information here

The Safeguarding officer for the Haldon Mission Community is:


Susan Harvey
Tel number: 01626 770627
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.