St Andrew's Halberton
Location and overview
Halberton is a thriving and growing community with many local amenities. It has a Methodist Church and ‘The Hickory’ public house and restaurant. There is a well-used village hall, where a regular outreach Post Office is located and a thriving Farm Shop with a cafe. The library van visits regularly and there is a very active village community with numerous clubs and societies.
St. Andrew’s Church, dates back to the 13th Century, with a 12th century pulpit and font and a 15th century screen. It is located at the centre of the village and is adjacent to the village Primary School. Worship is broadly traditional, Eucharistic vestments are used, and it has a mature and faithful congregation.
A number of regular local supporters assist with Church events, to help raise funds. These include the annual Church Fete, Concerts with visiting musicians, the Village Carol Festival and monthly Coffee Mornings held in parishioners' homes. During term-time, we have 'Tea and Cake' in church, after school for pupils, parents and carers from the Primary School. Children-focused services are held at Easter and Christmas.
A programme of improvements is in hand for the church including the installation of an inside toilet and kitchen, better lighting and the removal of some pews.
An exciting Ecumenical outreach is Sundaze which takes place in St Andrew's Church on the 1st Sunday of most months. This is planned and run by a working group from St Andrew's and the local Methodist Church. Please visit the Sundaze page for more information.