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A very warm welcome to the Black Torrington Benefice -
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.
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Details of Services (click on “Services” on the navigation bar above) and Mission Community News (also on navigation bar above) for January 2019.
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.
Website last updated 12 January 2019
Mon 14th 8.00 am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s, Black Torrington
9.30 am Rota Planning Meeting, The Rectory
Tues 15th 8.00 am Prayer Breakfast, The Rectory
Wed 16th 8.00 am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s, Black Torrington
10.00 am Thornbury PCC, at the home of Sarah Lawes
Thur 17th 8.15 am Morning and Silent Prayer, followed by
9.00 am Iona Holy Communion, St Mary’s, Black Torrington
Fri 18th 6.30 pm Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Meal, Half for 7.00 pm Moon, Sheepwash (Val Letheren -
Sat 19th 6.30 pm Iona Holy Communion, followed by
7.00 pm Compline, St Mary’s, Black Torrington
Sun 20th 10.30 am Holy Communion, All Saints’, Bradford
11.00 am United Covenant Service, Hope Chapel,
See also “Benefice Calendar” and “Services” pages
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Wednesday 6th February, Benefice Coffee Morning, Holsworthy Memorial Hall 9am – 12noon
Help will be needed during the morning, also cakes and tombola prizes.
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:
Click HERE to visit the website: devonchurchesruralforum.org.uk