Keeping in Touch

Thank you for the most warm and joyful licensing service on Tuesday - and what a treat for all of us to be able to sing too. In church we are carefully coming out of the Pandemic rather like a caterpillar changing into a butterfly and this is in no small part due to the faith you hold and the hope that is in you. The Ministry Team and many of you have worked hard and stayed positive in the joint challenge of a Vacancy and Pandemic - thank you.

A new chapter is beginning in our lives in a number of ways. I'm looking forward to getting to know you: listening, understanding and guiding. I don't intend changing things in a hurry - any change needs to be done thoughtfully and as the time feels right honouring traditions. We are so lucky to serve a loving God who wants the best for us I look forward to leading and serving you as we rejoice together in God's love for us.


Revd Carol Green, Priest in Charge


Church Services 

Sunday 8 August

10.00am Holy Communion at St Michael’s, Teignmouth

10.00am Holy Communion at St John’s, Bishopsteignton

10.30am Holy Communion at St James’, Teignmouth

11.15am Holy Communion at St Nectan's, Ashcombe


COVID Precautions

Following the lifting of legal restrictions, we are pleased that singing can recommence. However, as part of the management of risk and the overall cautious approach that is being recommended by the government and the Church of England in these times, communion will continue to be administered in the same way as has been the case for the last few months (i.e. in one kind: the bread only). 

When coming to church please remember and be considerate of the fact that some people may feel vulnerable or anxious. Therefore, so that everyone can feel safe and welcome, we strongly encourage you to continue to sanitise your hands and wear a face mask whenever possible. Please respect other people’s space by not sitting too closely to your neighbour unless explicitly invited to do so. We will continue to ask for details for NHS Test & Trace.

The Clergy and Ministry Team will not be taking services if they have colds, sore throats or other symptoms. Members of congregations who have such symptoms are similarly asked to stay away - even if you have been doubly vaccinated. 

Thank you.


Online service

This week's Online Service includes an interview with Revd Carol and Mark and a reflection on Jesus' words 'I am the bread of life' by Revd Sue. There will also be online services from the Diocese of Exeter and the Church of England and you can watch our previous Online Services here

A wonderful service last week with the Bishop of Exeter at St Michael's, Teignmouth welcomed Carol as the new Priest in Charge for the Haldon Team. You can watch the service here and download and print off the service booklet if you wish.



During the week

Tuesday 9.30am     Holy Communion at St Michael's, Teignmouth

Wednesday 10am     Holy Communion at St John's, Bishopsteignton

Thursday 5pm        Evening Prayer via Zoom (click link to join). 

Open for Personal Prayer  -  Some of our churches are open for personal prayer:

  • 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 and 1st & 3rd Saturdays 

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


In other news...  

Carol's day off will usually be a Wednesday.

A Quiet Morning on the theme 'Holidays, Holy Days' will be led by Revd Jane and Richard Frost at St Michael’s, Teignmouth  on Wednesday 11 August. There will be times of prayer, silence and two short talks to help your reflections. Please contact Richard if you would like to come. All are welcome.

St John's Bishopsteignton are holding a Summer Tea at the Community Centre on Saturday 14th August from 3-5 pm. Please can you help with this event? Click here for more infromation

Online Pet Service! Whether it's a cocker spaniel or a chinchilla, Siamese or snake, hamster or horse, our Online Service on Sunday 29 August will celebrate pets and all they mean to us. We'd like to hear from you about your pet and for you to choose your favourite hymn or song to include in the service. Please contact Richard for more information.

St James 200 Fun Day  2021 marks 200 years since St James' Church, Teignmouth was rededicated and we are holding a Fun Day on 11 September 2021 for all to celebrate the occasion. Click here for more details of the event, Art Workshops and sponsoring church treasurer, Andy Harding taking part in this year's Ride & Stride event.

Praying at home  -  If you have a specific prayer request please send details to Mervyn in the Team Office. He will pass it to the clergy on in strict confidence. The clergy will also be happy to pray over the phone so please do contact them. Information and resources can be downloaded here and Compline (Night Prayer) is available every day. If you would like a printed copy, please contact the clergy

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


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Online Services

We started providing online services in March 2020 and will continue to do so on most (but not all) Sundays. 

You can watch any of our previous online services and reflections for specific periods of the year on the Haldon Team YouTube Channel

Compline (Night Prayer) - Using the same words on each occasion, Compline provides a sense of stability as the day draws to a close. You may find it helpful to use it for your own rhythm of prayer. Contains the Order for Night Prayer (Compline) and suggested readings for each day - so you make like to have a Bible with you so you can read the verses for yourself. There are also moments at which to pause for your personal prayer and reflection. 


The Parish Giving Scheme has just published a "self-service" facility that enables individuals to create their own regular offerings to their church (or to support other churches in the scheme). Within the Haldon Team, please use the following links to donate through this new facility, or register an interest in the scheme:

Additional information