Welcome to the Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community

This week

Wednesday 6.15pm Evening Prayer (see below)

Friday 9.00am Morning Prayer via Zoom (see below)

Sunday 9th August - 9th Sunday after Trinity

9.00 Morning Prayer Service will be posted on our Facebook Page

9.30 Holy Communion (BCP) Hockworthy

9.30 Holy Communion (CW) Sampford Peverell

11.00 Service of the Word streaming live via SPTMC Facebook page

If you are unable to attend a church service the text for next Sunday's readings can be found here. The text for the last four week's reflections can be found here.

Services in Churches

The usual number of services is reduced for the time being. On entering church you will be asked to:

  • Sanitise your hands

  • Wear a face covering

  • Keep 2m apart

  • Give your details when entering church (for track and trace purposes, in line with GDPR, this will be stored securely and then shredded after 21 days)

Services in August and September

For details about August and September services follow the link. This also gives more guidance on what to expect at a services

Churches open for Prayer

Every Wednesday

10.00 – 11.00am Sampford Peverell

3.00 – 4.00pm Holcombe Rogus

Every Friday

10.00 – 11.00am Uplowman


Churchgoers in Devon are being strongly encouraged to wear face coverings when attending church services following new guidance from the Church of England.

Devon’s four archdeacons, who oversee the county’s parishes, said:

“Face coverings are a means of protecting others if (unbeknown to us) we are carrying the virus.

“Wearing them is an act of loving Christian service to our neighbour.

“They are also a way of helping people to return to public worship in church with a greater sense of safety provided all the other safeguards are also kept in place.”

All churches in SPTMC will be following these guidelines, with immediate effect.

This follows updated Government guidance encouraging people attending all places of worship to wear face coverings.

It follows a number of recent coronavirus spikes in England which have led to local lockdowns. It is these which have prompted the Government’s new guidance for places of worship, in tandem with face coverings now being mandatory in shops.

Those in church leadership roles including clergy, Readers, and churchwardens are also being asked to wear face coverings.

Children under 11 do not need to, and there are other exceptions.

The guidance is expected to remain in place for as long as the Government advises it.

9.00am Friday Morning Prayer via Zoom

Glyn invites you to join him on Friday for Morning Prayer at 9.00am via Zoom. Please email him if you would like to come and he will send you the details. The words for Morning Prayer can be found here on the Church of England website. Scroll down and click on the Morning Prayer box.

Prayer for today

6.15pm Wednesday Evening Prayer via Facebook Live

Glyn invites you to join him on Wednesday for Evening Prayer at 6.15pm, he will be live streaming via the SPTMC Facebook page. The words for Evening Prayer can be found here on the Church of England website. Scroll down and click on the Evening Prayer box.

Church at home for families

Do you want some ideas for activities to do with your children at home? Go to our Kids' Page for ideas and resources.

To contact Robin, our Children, Families and Schools Worker ring 07902 774 626 or email: robbudgell@hotmail.com or join one of his facebook groups.



We have 10 new bags for anyone to borrow and use at home. Each bag explores a different Theme or story from the Bible and contains toys, games, books and, in some cases a DVD.

For more details on how to borrow them follow this link.

If you would like us to pray for you or for someone you know, please get in touch with Rev. Glyn.

If you need help in any way follow the link to the Help page.

For more prayers go to the Prayer and Worship page

Baptisms and weddings can take place, if a church has decided to open, but numbers are restricted to a maximum of 30 people. Restrictions and safety measures must also be put in place For more information follow the links.

Funerals can now take place inside a church, if it is open, but numbers are restricted to a maximum of 30 people.

If are not able to attend the funeral of a loved one you may like to light a candle and read A Reflection . This may help you remember them and feel part of the funeral service. Follow the link.

SAFEGUARDINGEach of the churches within The Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community fully recognizes and accepts the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy Statement “Promoting a Safer Church 2017” and commits to complying with the current Church of England and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. In so doing we will comply with the secular multi-agency safeguarding procedures relating to children and young people and adults experiencing or at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.
The rest of our Safeguarding Policy statement can be found on our Statements pages.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 name of our Mission Community Safeguarding Representative is Rev Glyn Lewry;· His contact details are Tel: 01884 829356 or Email: revglyn01@gmail.com · The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details - https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/
This also provides support for those suffering from domestic violence.
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.”

Diocese of Exeter

Growing in Prayer Prayer is a life-giving activity that opens up deep places within us to God’s transforming grace. Growing in prayer is essential if we are to become the people and the Church God calls us to be.Making new disciplesAs the Christian story is less and less known, we must find new ways of telling the story, of explaining the faith and giving a reason for the hope that is in us. With Jesus Christ as our companion and guide we can travel through life differently.Serving the people of Devon with joyAs followers of Jesus Christ, we want to make a difference in the world and make God’s love and justice known. In our church life we seek to be local, participatory and outward looking.

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