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    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 10th May 2021

    As we approach the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions, we are again reviewing 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. We will update our schedule of Sunday worship in the next two weeks. Please see our calendar for dates and times of services. On-line services will continue on this website each Sunday.

    Numbers attending funeral services are currently remain limited to 30. After 17th May it seems likely that the government will lift this restriction. We will though still need to comply with social distancing regulations and so the number of people able to attend will be determined following a risk assessment in each venue. From 17th May the number of people permitted to attend weddings will be increased from 15 to 30. We are once again, able to offer baptism during regular Sunday services but the number of people attending baptisms will 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



    Now available - The May 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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