A very warm welcome to the Black Torrington Benefice - one church, five venues.
This rural Benefice comprises four parishes in rural north Devon with five churches. We are part of the Holsworthy Deanery, of the Barnstaple Archdeaconry of the Diocese of Exeter. We worship and work together with Christians of all denominations, particularly the Methodist chapels situated in our villages. The Hope chapel in Black Torrington (part of the Torridge Methodist circuit) in particular works closely with our Benefice.
We hope that the information provided in these pages will convey an impression of our churches and that you may be able to visit us if you are close by. We are sure that you will find five places of peace and great beauty with a deep sense of faith. Signs of a lively church community are all around.
You will find details of the history of each of our churches as well as details of our services. Several of the churches also have active bell ringing teams who compete locally.
Details of social events taking place and main items of news will also be found within these pages. See Black Torrington and Highampton pages for latest news on events.
If you want to contact us by e-mail, follow the “contact us” link above or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of Services (click on “Services” on the navigation bar above) and Mission Community News (also on navigation bar above) for August 2018.
Read the news from the wider church. Click to follow the link to website.
The Offices tab on this page will take you to Church of England Daily offices.
Circulating of Photographs
We respectfully ask that photographs of persons at our Church activities, are not circulated or uploaded to social media including Facebook, unless you have sought the prior permission of those in the photograph.
If you are in any doubt please speak with the Revd. Preb. Kathy Roberts.
Thank-you for your assistance in protecting and safeguarding all persons in our care, including the young and the vulnerable.
Mon 20th 8.00 am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s, Black Torrington
Tues 21st 8.00 am Prayer Breakfast, The Rectory, Black Torrington
Wed 22nd 8.00 am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s, Black Torrington
Thur 23rd 8.15 am Morning and Silent Prayer, followed by 9.00 am Iona Holy Communion, St Mary’s, Black Torrington
Sat 25th 6.30 pm Iona Holy Communion, followed by
7.00 pm Compline, All Saints’, Bradford
Sun 26th 10.30 am Holy Communion, St Peter’s, Thornbury
6.30 pm Holy Communion, Holy Cross, Highampton
See also “Benefice Calendar” and “Services” pages
Introducing the Devon Churches Rural Forum
Through meetings, working groups, the website and newsletter the Devon Churches Rural Forum provides both physical and virtual meeting places for anyone interested or involved in rural life and ministry in Devon to share:
resources for churches including news of training, conference and networking opportunities
liturgy and prayers for rural communities
shared stories of worship, care and service
information on examples of rural ministry and links to other projects
a directory of church based community projects and activities
information and links on a wide variety of organisations who support our rural communities
information and resources related to a variety of rural social, economic, farming and environmental issues.
ClickHEREto visit the website: devonchurchesruralforum.org.uk