• Welcome to

    St. Augustine's Church Heanton Punchardon.

    St. Augustine's church is also the parish church for RMB Chivenor and the village of Wrafton.

    Our Mission Community partners are:

    St. Michael and All Angels church Marwood, St. Calixtus church West Down, and  St. Georges church Georgeham.


    Coronavirus update

    Whilst social distancing measures remain in place, public worship at each of our churches is suspended and our buildings are closed. We are no longer able to hold weddings or baptisms. Funeral services are subject to considerable restrictions. We will though continue to offer a written form of Sunday worship on this website each week. We will also continue weekly audio messages and Lent reflections based on our theme of ‘Care for God’s creation’ until Easter.

    If you would like us to pray for any specific need please e-mail us at   northtawprayer@gmail.com  and we will ensure that members of our prayer team pray for you. If you have any other pastoral need, please feel free to contact either of us.

    Rev Steve Painting (Rector) 01271 812605

    Rev Caroline Raby (Associate Minister) 01271 815560


    A Prayer in Lockdown

    The doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked (John 20:1)

    Ever present God,

    be with us in our isolation,

    be close to us in our distancing,

    be healing in our sickness,

    be joy in our sadness,

    be light in our darkness,

    be wisdom in our confusion,

    be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,

    that when the doors reopen

    we may with the zeal of Pentecost

    inhabit our communities

    and speak of your goodness

    to an emerging world.

    For Jesus’ sake


    (Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark Cathedral)


    Safety & Safeguarding

    If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

    .  The Parish Safeguarding Representative is:-  Mr David Roff.

    .  The Parish Safeguarding Contact Number is:-  01271 813329

    .  The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team is:-


    If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.



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