• 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.


    Our churches have limited opening for private prayer, and now some weekly services are being held.

    For dates and times check the Calendar

    If attending a service please note that:

    • If you have any symptoms of Covid 19 – please do not come to the service. If you develop symptoms within a week following the service please contact the Rector on 01271 812605 and the NHS Track and Trace service.
    • Toilet facilities will only be available at Heanton.
    • If for medical reasons, you are shielding, you are strongly advised not to attend services at this time.
    • There will be no singing of hymns. Organ or CD music will be played at the start and end of the service and music for reflection may be played during the service.
    • You should not arrange at this time for a lift to the church service other than with a member of your household or bubble.
    • Please wear face coverings where able. Ministers will wear face coverings before and after the service and during the distribution of Holy Communion. They will not wear face coverings at other times during the service, in order to be clearly heard, but at these times will be further distanced from the congregation.
    • 2 metre social distancing will be maintained throughout the service. Stewards will guide you to an appropriate seat.
    • Your name and contact details will be requested at the start of the service for track and trace purposes.
    • You will be asked to sanitize your hands on entry and exit from the church.
    • If you would like to follow readings, please bring your own Bible.
    • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the start of the service and leave promptly through the marked exit point at the end of the service.
    • Refreshments will not be served following the service.
    • Services will last approximately 30 minutes.
    • Seat coverings have been removed. If you require a cushion to sit on, please bring your own.
    • Collections of cash will not be taken at this time. If you would like to give to the work of the church please contact the relevant treasurer.
      • Marwood – Sue Nightingale – 01271 812291
      • West Down – David Ravenscroft - 01271 865413
      • Heanton – Stan Westlake – 01271 816340


    For full service arrangements please read Latest News


    The August 'Link' magazineis here - see News and Events.


    If you miss the sound of Church bells, listen to ours by going to the Rector's Audio Messagepage.


    Coronavirus update

    The Government have announced that from 4th July, restricted services will be permitted in places of worship. Most services including funeral services and weddings can now be held, but will be subject to restrictions for some time to come. We are not able to offer baptisms at this time. We will continue to provide a written form of Sunday worship on this website each week for the foreseeable future. We will also continue weekly audio messages and more in-depth midweek reflections.

    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


    Prayer for this time

    Keep us, good Lord,
    under the shadow of your mercy.
    Sustain and support the anxious,
    be with those who care for the sick,
    and lift up all who are brought low;
    that we may find comfort
    knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
    in Christ Jesus our Lord.



    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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