• 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 27th May 2021

    Following the implementation of the Government’s roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions, we have reviewed the activities of each of our churches. We continue to carry out risk assessments in order to be sure that all activities are carried out in a Covid-secure manner. Our service schedule has been updated until the end of August. Please see our calendar for dates and times of services. On-line services will continue on this website each Sunday.

    There are no longer government restrictions on numbers attending funeral services but in order to comply with social distancing regulations we will still need to limit numbers attending. The specific limit of people attending any particular funeral will be determined when organising the service. The number of people permitted to attend weddings has been raised to 30. We are once again, able to offer baptism during regular Sunday services but the number of people attending baptisms will be again be restricted according to the safe maximum number determined for each Church.


    If attending services please note the following:

    • If you have any symptoms of Covid 19 – please do not come to the church. If you develop symptoms within a week after being in church, please contact the Rector on 01271 812605 and the NHS Track and Trace service
    • You will be required to sign in on arrival for Track and Trace
    • Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church
    • You will be shown to specific seats. Please stay in these seats for the duration of your time in Church.
    • Social distancing — please stay at least 2m apart from anyone not in your household
    • Wear a face covering at all times whilst in the Church
    • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before the service starts
    • Please do not gather on paths or access points before or after the service
    • Please take service sheets away with you after the service
    • Please leave the church promptly at the conclusion of the service


    We realise that this is a difficult time for many people. 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


    Heanton Churchyard Work Parties

    Restrictions to the number of people permitted to gather outdoors has been increased to 30 and so we are able to restart our churchyard upkeep mornings on the first Saturday of each month. The first of these will be on Saturday June 5th 2021 starting at 10.00am. Please note that social distancing of 2 metres will be maintained and refreshments will not be served until further Covid 19 restrictions have been lifted.


    Now available - The June edition of the 'Link' magazine


    If you miss the sound of Church bells, listen to ours by going to the Audio Messagespage.


    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:-  Rev. Margaret Cranston.

    .  The Parish Safeguarding Contact Number is:-  01271 813295

    .  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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