Vacancy for Team Rector

Following the retirement of Revd Roderick Withnell in July, our Ministry Team, Churchwardens and PCCs have been working closely with the Archdeacon of Exeter and the Diocese of Exeter to make preparations for advertising the position of a new Team Rector.

This post is now being advertised and further details are on the Diocese of Exeter's website and in the Church Times (both printed and website). We have produced a Team Profile and a short video by way of introduction to the Haldon Team.

We are so grateful to those who responded so generously to our appeal for gifts to enable us to pay for advertising in the Church Times. We received well over and above what was needed. This was a real answer to prayer and a wonderful example of faith-based giving. Thank you.

First Things First

Prayer is the foundation of everything we do.

Our monthly prayer meeting is an informal setting in which we can come together to pray for members of our congregations, the ministry of the Haldon Team and broader church and world issues. These meetings will take place on the first day of each month and, where possible, in different venues across the team.

The next meeting will be on Monday 1st February at 5pm (venue to be announced). Everyone is welcome, regardless of which church community you belong to. It will last about 30-45 minutes. Please contact Revd Jane if you would like to take part and you will sent the link.


Supporting your Church

Supporting your Church

All our churches depend on the generous support and financial giving of those who are regular or occasional attendees. In these current times each of our six churches are each noticing the drop in income due to the lack of services and collections. The expenses involved in maintaining our buildings and contributing towards the wider team ministry and the work of the Diocese of Exeter continue, however. Locally and nationally, the Church of England receives no direct state funding so we would be grateful if you would consider and continue your financial giving in this period. There are several different ways you can give but the two most efficient ways of making regular donations are by using the Parish Giving Scheme* or by Standing Order from your bank account. Please contact your Treasurer for more information or advice on the best way to making one-off donations at this time.

Do watch this message from the Bishop of Exeter also.


Please contact the relevant PCC Treasurer for advice on making a donation:

·      St John the Baptist, Bishopsteignton – please contact John Plumb on 01626 775507

·      St Michael, Teignmouth – please contact Christine Vince on 01626 776329

·      St James, Teignmouth – please contact Andy Harding on 07880 921653.

·      St Mary the Virgin, Ideford – please contact Lee Ann Martin on 07552 302293

·      St John the Evangelist, Luton – please contact Kath Vooght on 01626 775426

·      St Nectan, Ashcombe – please contact Carolyn Bourne on 07860 198238


PARISH GIVING SCHEME (St James, St Michael’s & St Mary the Virgin only*):

The Parish Giving Scheme has announced the launch of a new Telephone Giving Service, designed to enable prospective donors to set up a regular Direct Debit donation to your parish* over the phone. The service operates on weekdays between 9 - 5pm. Prospective donors can set up a regular gift to their parish* by calling the dedicated telephone line:  

 0333 002 1271

 A PGS administrator will take callers through the sign up process which normally takes around 15 minutes. New donors will need to have the following information to hand: 

  • Personal bank account details
  • The name of the parish they wish to donate to
  • They will need to confirm if they want to increase their gift in line with inflation each year
  • They may choose to make their donation anonymously (which will hide their name from the parish)
  • Confirm if they are eligible for Gift Aid
  • The PGS Code for their Parish: 

o   St James, Teignmouth West – 151501851 

o   St Michael, Teignmouth East – 151501841 

o   St Mary, Ideford – 150615174

Existing PGS donors can also use the same contact number to update their current PGS giving.

*Please note, Bishopsteignton, Luton and Ashcombe are not yet enrolled in the PGS.

Open for Personal Prayer

Four of our churches are open for personal prayer and reflection:

  • St Michael’s, Teignmouth is open 10am-12 noon on Tuesdays & Saturdays
  • St Mary’s, Ideford is open 10am-4pm on Wednesdays and 2nd & 4th Sundays 
  • St John’s, Bishopsteignton is open 10am-12 noon on Wednesdays
  • St Nectan's, Ashcombe is open 9.30am-3pm on Wednesdays

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. When coming to church, please wear a face covering. You will also be asked to maintain social disatncing, sanitise your hands and provide contact details for NHS Test and Trace. 

We have also created 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. 


Additional information

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