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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.
If you want to contact us by e-
Details of Services (click on “Services” on the navigation bar above) and Mission Community News (also on navigation bar above) for Septrember 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.
Website last updated 22 September 2018
Mon 24th 8.00 am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s, Black Torrington
Tues 25th 8.00 am Prayer Breakfast, The Rectory, Black Torrington
6.30 pm Mission Community Meeting, Ashwater Village Hall
Wed 26th 8.00 am Morning Prayer, St Mary’s, Black Torrington
9.00 am Coffee Morning, Holsworthy Memorial Hall in aid of St Peter’s, Thornbury
Thurs 27th 8.15 am Morning Prayer followed by
8.30 am Silent Prayer, St Mary’s, Black Torrington
12.30 pm Time Out Lunch, Black Torrington Village Hall
2.30 pm Harvest Service, Burdon Grange
Sat 29th 10.00 am Benefice Table Top Sale, Black Torrington Village Hall in aid of Devon Historic Churches Trust
6.30 pm Iona Holy Communion, followed by
7.00 pm Compline, St John’s, Cookbury
Sun 30th 10.30 am Holy Communion, St Peter’s, Thornbury
The offering will be taken for USPG
1.00 pm Harvest Lunch, Highampton Village Hall
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:
Click HERE to visit the website: devonchurchesruralforum.org.uk