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Night Shelter project across Newton Abbot

We want to reach out to the homeless in our town over the cold winter months, if you have a heart for the Homeless and are looking for a way to volunteer, there are three ways:

Evening                                 Overnight                             Morning

6pm to 10pm                         10pm to 6am                        6am to 9.30am

to welcome into                     awake overnight                   to provide    

the hall and provide              within the hall                        breakfast and

hot food                                                                              clean and tidy

                                                                                           the hall     

 Training supplies and support will be provided!

Applications are available via your local church office or click on the link below:

Application Form

Please note due to the volume of volunteers it may take a while for us to contact you, we are carrying out training in phases but we will be in touch and thank you for your application.

Newton Abbot Winter Night Shelter News

Thank you to all prospective parish volunteers for the tremendous response for supporting the Night Shelter. We are now processing the volunteer forms and booking the relevant training for us, to ensure we are working as safely as possible on this CTNA project. I am pleased to tell you that Torbay Winter Night Shelter Volunteer Project Managers are supporting us with their knowledge and experience of how to manage this project. There will be many background jobs, ie assembling toiletry packs, care of the laundry, buyers for items such as Personal Protective clothing, fundraising (cake sales), knitting hats and gloves to name but a few. Please speak to Rev'd Gareth Regan or Fr. Nick Debney if you have further questions, ideas, or offers of help.

Please note that due to the timeframe for this winter it has been decided that this year we will carry out the administration checks, and training needed, everyone who has applied will also have a session at Torquay Night Selter to see what it is like, this will then be put in place for Newton Abbot.

There is a contingency plan in place for the homeless over this winter. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or if you have been thinking about offering to help it is not too late!


'Lentwise' is a five session course which helps us to deal with the rigors of real life, using fresh insights from John's Gospel, it explores direction, norishment, wisdom, refreshment and security.  They will be on a Tuesday each week for 5 weeks at St Paul's Church.

There is a separate sheet for each session, please sign up for whichever session you will be attending.  Thank you.

If you are unable to sign up in church please contact the office

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Wednesday 6th March 2019

at 12 Noon

at The Avenue Church

Highweek Church is responsible for this date.

Bread, cheese, apple, hot drink and a good chat.  Bring and buy stall.

Donations for Christian Aid


Donations for stall welcome

e.g. Cakes, books, plants, vegetables, bric-a-brac

Please bring non-perishables to church.


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2019 Revision of the Newton Abbot Parish Electoral Roll.  Please ensure that you complete the appropriate application form which can be found at St Paul’s, St Mary’s, All Saints and the parish office.   If you wish to be included in the roll it is essential that an application form is completed.  The form details the criteria for inclusion.  The closing date for applications will be Sunday 31st March 2019.  Completed forms may be given to your church warden or returned to the parish office.  Please note even if you were previously on the Electoral Roll you need to reapply this year




The service starts at 4pm, share in the relaxed and informal worship, food and company.