Keeping in Touch


Click here for our Service for the 8th Sunday After Trinity (2 Aug)

You can watch previous services here 

 

Revd Jane writes: Earlier this week I was taking a typical daily dog walk loop around Bishopsteignton, when I noticed one of the houses we usually pass & can’t see from the road was now visible. The front wall had been demolished or deliberately deconstructed. It certainly drew my attention to the lovely property I’d never seen.

Buildings have been much on my mind, particularly church ones, during Lockdown. The prospect of returning to them is a hopeful one but I am aware it provokes anxiety too. However & wherever our journeys of faith continue at present: online, in buildings, at home it’s timely to call to mind the words in 1 Peter: ‘Come to him [Christ], a living stone…chosen & precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house…’

 

Sunday Online Service

the link for our current online service is shown above. You can also watch previous services if you missed them. 

 

Reopening for Public Worship from 9 August

We are now able to gradual reopen our churches for public worship. 

The first services will be on Sunday 9 August:

9.30am    Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

10.00am  Holy Communion at St John’s, Bishopsteignton

11.30am  Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

From Tuesday 11 August there will be a Midweek Communion at 9.30am at St Michael’s every Tuesday.

Click here for details of other services in August.

St James, Teignmouth, St Mary the Virgin, Ideford and St John the Evangelist, Luton will open later this month. The PCC at St Nectan’s and Ashcombe have decided not to reopen at this time.

Further information can be downloaded here. There is also a short film about what church might look like.

We look forward to welcoming you back in to our churches for worship but we will also be continuing our online services if you do not feel able to return at the moment.

 

Opening of Churches for Personal Prayer

St Michael’s, Teignmouth is 10.00am-2pm on Wednesdays and 10am-2pm on Saturdays.

St Mary’s, Ideford is open 10am-4pm on Wednesdays and Sundays 

St John’s, Bishopsteignton is 10am-12 noon on Wednesdays & 3-5pm on Sundays

Whichever church you normally go to, you are welcome to go in to any of these churches at the days and times shown. You will be able to go in to the building to sit in the quiet and stillness of the church to pray and reflect as you wish. All we ask is that you observe social distancing, follow the safety guidance inside the church and clean your hands before and after entering and you are advised to wear a face covering. Toilets will not be open. If you are shielding or suffering any symptoms of Coronavirus please do not enter. Thank you.

There is also a Quiet Space (with resources to use) in the churchyard at St John’s in Bishopsteignton which is open all day, every day for anyone to use. 

 

Plant and Book Sale

To support Bishopsteignton Open Gardens in aid of St John's Church maintenance fund. From 10-12 am on Saturday 8th August at Stockmeadow House, Church Road, Bishopsteignton.

With our thanks to Roger and Chris Hunt for letting us use their drive, opposite the church with parking nearby.  

 

Praying at home      

Information and resources can be downloaded here. If you would like a printed copy, please contact the clergy. If you have a specific prayer request please send details to Mervyn Niblett, Team Administrator. 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 soo please do contact them.

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

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.

 

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.

 

Contact:

Mrs Pat Henchie 777445