St Andrew’s Church

Serving our community with prayer and praise

St Andrew’s is part of the Modbury Team of Churches, five parishes led by the Team Vicar – Revd Matthew Rowland, currently the only member of clergy in the team.

The Modbury Team is part of the Deanery of Woodleigh, in the Archdeaconry of Totnes, and in the Diocese of Exeter.

There is a service at St Andrew’s at 11 am every Sunday except when there are five Sundays in the month. The pattern for the month is:

  • 1st Sunday: Sunday Worship
  • 2nd Sunday: Holy Communion with a children’s group ages 0-10 years
  • 3rd Sunday: Holy Communion or Morning Prayer (led by a member of the congregation)
  • 4th Sunday: Sunday Worship or Holy Communion (using traditional language)

We are glad to have some retired clergy in our area who are able to take a number of services during the year, including some of the services at festivals such as Easter and Christmas.

When there is a 5th Sunday in the month, we have a team communion service at one of the churches in the team – an opportunity to get together with our fellow Christians in the area.

We also welcome the children from the primary school who come to church once a week in term time, and hold special services for Harvest and memorable Nativity productions at Christmas.

We would love to welcome you too.

St Andrew’s also has a choir and a prayer group which meet regularly, and a lively Church Missionary Society link with Eric and Sandra Read in the Philippines, whose family farm in the parish.

The church is open every day and is often visited by walkers. A public footpath runs through the churchyard which itself is also visited by folk looking for family graves: you can find a guide to these inside.

St Andrew’s dates from the 13th century but most of the interior was lost when it was bombed in 1943. Photos inside the church show how it used to look.

The church also runs the Summer Fete, Autumn Fair, and Harvest Festival in the village, and puts on occasional events like the Flower Festival we held to celebrate our redecoration in 2012.

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