Welcome

Welcome to the Benefice of Newton Abbot.  We are made up of six churches which are St Paul's Devon Square, St Mary's Wolborough, All Saints Highweek, Abbotsbury church, St Bartholomew's East Ogwell and St Lukes Milber.

We would love to welcome you to one of our Services and also to the various events being held during the week.

St Paul's Devon Square

Services are at 11am on most Sunday's, the first Sunday service starts at 9am this service is held in the church hall and starts with us sharing breakfast.  The fifth Sunday of the month is where we hold a benefice service and all go to one church. Details of the services for the coming week can be found on the Grapevine or the calander page on our website.
 
Morning Prayer is on Monday at 9am
Communion 10am on Wednesdays
 
Please see calendar for more detailed information.

St Mary's, Wolborough

1st Sunday in the month Book of Common Prayer Service at 8am and Mattins at 11am.
Other Sundays 9.15am, the firth Sunday of the month is a benefice service and held at one church details of which church can be found on the calander page of the website, or the Grapevine.
 
Morning Prayer is Thursday at 9am

All Saints, Highweek

 
Services are at 9.30am on Sundays, the firth Sunday of the month is a benefice service and held at one church details of which church can be found on the calander page of the website, or  in the Grapevine.
Morning Prayer is on Tuesday at 9am
Please see calendar for more detailed information and any change of time.

St Lukes, Milber

Mass is held at 11am on Sundays

Morning Prayers are at 9am on Wednesday followed by Mass at 10am

 

St Bartholomew's, Ogwell

St Bartholomew's, Ogwell

Services are at 9.15 am on Sunday's, the firth Sunday of the month is a benefice service and held at one church details of which church can be found on the calander page of the website, or  in the Grapevine.
Morning Prayer is on Friday at 9am
 
Please see calendar for more detailed information.

 

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Bernice Hitchcock, She can be contacted by the following means;

SafeguardingTeam@newtonabbotparishes.co.uk

01626 334357

Or contact the  Diocesan Safeguarding Team- https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.

 

 

 

 

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Faith

 

Being a Christian' by Baron Williams of Oystermouth
 
Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus  Christ and, in common with other Christians, seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught. 

Central to that relationship is knowing we can trust God. Saint Paul says at the end of the eighth chapter of his letter to the Church in Rome, 'if God is for us, who can be against us?' And this is the heart of faith

 

How do we know that 'God is for us'? Because Jesus Christ, the one human being who is completely in tune with God - with what God wants and what God is doing - has carried the burden of our human betrayals of God and running away from goodness. He has let himself be betrayed and rejected, executed in a humiliating and agonising way, and yet has not turned his back on us. Death did not succeed in silencing him or removing him from the world. He is alive; and that means that his love is alive, having survived the worst we can do.

Nothing - says St Paul in the same passage - can separate us from this love. But this isn't an excuse for doing what we like, knowing we can get away with it. Once we know that God is 'for us', we open up to the gift that God wants to give us - which is a share in his own love and freedom and mercy. We breathe with his breath - that's part of what it means to say that we receive God's 'Spirit', which makes us live like Jesus 'in tune' with God. If we have really taken the message in, we shall live lives of selfless generosity, always asking how the gifts given us - material or imaginative or spiritual or whatever - can be shared in a way that brings other people more fully alive. And we shall be able to trust the generosity of others and be free to receive what they have to give us.

Generosity, gratitude, confidence that when we fail we are still loved - all of this focused on Jesus' life and death and resurrection. That's where we start in the lifelong job of being a Christian.