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Black Torrington

Bradford

Cookbury

Highampton

Thornbury

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 enquiries@black-torrington-benefice.org.uk

New additions:-

Details of Services (click on “Services” on the navigation bar above) and Mission Community News (also on navigation bar above) for April 2018.

Read the news from the wider church. Click                 to follow the link to website.

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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.








Website last updated 19 April 2018



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April Diary


Mon 16th 8.00 am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s, Black Torrington

 

Tues 17th 8.00 am Prayer Breakfast, The Rectory, Black Torrington


Wed 18th 8.00 am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s, Black Torrington


Thurs 19th 8.15 am Morning Prayer and Silent Prayer,

9.00 am Iona Holy Communion, St Mary’s,

Black Torrington


Sat 21st 11.00 am Wedding, St Mary’s, Black Torrington

7.00 pm Compline, All Saints’, Bradford


Sun 22nd 9.30 am Holy Communion, St Peter’s, Thornbury

11.00 am Holy Communion, Holy Cross, Highampton

6.30 pm Café Church Evening Service, St Mary’s,

Black Torrington. Click HERE for details


See also “Benefice Calendar” and “Services” pages


A Date for your Diary


Thursday 26th April, at 7.00 pm - Open meeting at Black Torrington Village Hall to discuss the future of our Benefice, in the light of the ongoing ‘Growing the Rural Church’ project for the Holsworthy Mission Community. If you want to know how this may affect our benefice and make your views known, then here is your opportunity. It is very important so if you can’t be there, please pray about it.

All are welcome, and cheese and wine will be provided.

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



OPEN MEETING Thursday 26 April, 7 pm at Black Torrington Village Hall to discuss Benefice future.