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Celebrating the Presentation of Jesus “Light of the World,” at the Temple.

Light refreshments after the service


Thanks to Susan and the team who decorated St Andrew’s so beautifully for Remembrance Sunday20191110_123752There is a new Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone in the Churchyard for Harold Harry Brimilcombe whose grave had become unmarked following the family headstone falling over.  We are very pleased to see this happen and thank the CWGC for undertaking this work. There are 3 World War 1 graves in our Churchyard.

Thanks to all who supported the concert on the 5th July. An impressive £416 was raised for the Church. A great evening and we will certainly have another concert next year!


CONCERT Friday July 5TH 7.00 FOR 7.30PM


Tickets:-  £10 to include light refreshments with a glass of wine after the concert. Tickets available now in the shop or from Gill on 01626 873614


Easter Celebrations.

Thank you everyone who attend our Easter Eve service: Waiting the Coming Day. In particular Tony Carswell for organising the service, David Witchell for officiating and Hugh McCormack for lighting the fire.

Thanks also to the large number of people who came to our Easter Day service and the flower arrangers who had really done a great job decorating the Church.

Below is pictured our organist Matt and some members of the choir. Easter was tinged with sadness as it was Matt’s last service with us. After 11 years he is leaving to concentrate on work and studies in Exeter, we shall miss him. Matt was presented with a painting of St Andrew’s by June Barden, a glass tankard and a cheque from the congregations of St Andrew’s and All Saints.

Easter Eve service posterSaturday 2nd February

There will be a church cleaning morning starting at 10.00am. Please do come along and help to keep your Church looking lovely. Special task this time is removal of candle wax from floor and pews following all the candlelit services over Christmas!

Thanks to everyone who supported our December events.

The Fair raised a total profit of £1,259.69. We are grateful to all the stall holders and to Father Christmas who came along and gave out presents to all the children. Thanks must also go to the Village Hall committee who kindly opened up the bar for us.
The Christmas Tree festival made a net profit £794. 85. We already have people asking to sponsor trees next year and hopefully you will have seen the photos on the Benefice web site.

Christmas Tree Festival: 5th – 9th December 2018

Open 2pm each day, £2 entry fee with half going to Rowcroft.

Come and see the beautifully decorated trees, enjoy light refreshments and help raise funds for our church and Rowcroft. Stall with bric a brac and Christmas cards.

Christmas Fair Sunday 2nd December at 12.00

In the village hall, bar, BBQ, stalls, Father Christmas arrives at 2 pm.  Great afternoon for all the family.

Samaritans Purse: Operation Christmas Child

We are supporting this project again this year. Its a simple idea to bring joy to a child at Christmas who might otherwise have nothing. Cover a shoe box with Christmas paper and then fill it with gifts for a child, there are 3 age bands to choose from, then bring it to the shop or the church for onward shipping. Closing date is the 17th November 2018. More details in both venues or online at www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child  Thank you.

Coffee Morning Saturday 1st September

We are holding a coffee morning in St Andrew’s Church on Saturday 1st September at 10.00 am. There will be homemade cakes, raffle and a Bring & Buy stall along with tea, coffee & biscuits.

Do come along to this event raising funds for our Christmas Tree Festival. The last 2 mornings have been great fun, with a friendly community feel so whether on holiday or a local a warm welcome awaits!

Salmon Lunch update

Great news : this event raised £670. Many many thanks to all our sponsors, people who donated salads and puddings and those who came along to enjoy the lunch.

Grateful thanks to Mary Rothery who did the catering for us, a truly scrumptious meal. A marvelous community event which was well supported and the village hall committee went above and beyond … thank you all …. especially the washer uppers!

Sunday 17th June 12.30 for 1.00 in the Village Hall, raffle and bar.

Candlemas Service on 4th February


A lovely service with a full Choir and Andrew playing the organ,
a candlelit procession to the font, the Church looking beautiful
decorated with snowdrops and candles. Followed with light refreshments.

Christmas Tree Festival 8th – 11th December 2017

Did you come along and see our lovely Christmas Trees, 22 in all? A couple of photos in case you missed it.

Our Christmas Fair was held on Sunday 3rd December. Bar, BBQ, Mulled wine, many stalls including the famous Stokeinteignhead produced pickles, chutneys and jams, tea/ coffees & light refreshments all helped to raise a huge £1,900 on the day. This will be put towards repairing the listed table tombs.


A very popular Benefice service on the 29th October finished with a Bring & Share lunch. This picture shows everyone tucking in to the buffet.


Harvest Festival  October 2017

We are pleased to say that the Lunch on Sunday 8th October and the Auction in the Church House Inn on Monday 9th October raised £586 for Rowcroft Hospice. Thank you to all who supported these events, either by attending or donating produce.

Church Clean 2nd September 2017

Please come along and help us on Saturday at 10.00 am or anytime after that you can make. Chocolate biscuits and coffee will be served.

Welcome to the new St Andrew’s Church web page

Welcome to our new web page where we hope you will be able to find out all the information you need about this lovely church, the services held here and events run.

This is our first attempt and feedback it always welcome so do please contact the church wardens or the rector with any comments.