For more information please contact:
Revd Matthew Rowland
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 show how it used to look, and there is more about the church’s history on the Parish Project Website Church Page.
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.
Kingsbridge Area FoodBank operates on Saturday mornings from 10am to midday at the town’s Age Concern building. Since opening its doors in September 2012 the FoodBank has been handing out parcels to those in crisis in both Kingsbridge and the surrounding parishes.
There are collecting bins at Tescos, Morrisons and Age Concern in Kingsbridge, and there is also one at St Andrew’s church here in the village. A box for donations is at the back of the church, and all contributions are regularly taken in to the distribution centre at Age Concern in Kingsbridge. The church is open everyday from 8.00 am until 5.00, and contributions are very gratefully received; dry food stuffs – tins, packets, jars, bottles, teabags etc (but nothing fresh or frozen please because it won’t keep), toilet rolls, disposable nappies, cleaning products.
We wholeheartedly support the local food bank, a project becoming more and more important and of value, even in this green and productive area. If you would like to make any contribution it will be gratefully accepted. If anyone has a problem getting donations up to the church or has any questions please feel free to ring Nikki Smallridge on 550100 or Rosie Warrillow on 07779290653.