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St Bartholomew
Ogwell TQ12 6YW

St Mary, Wolborough,
Newton Abbot TQ12 1EH

St Paul, Devon Square
Newton Abbot TQ12 2HN

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Welcome to the NEW Parish of Newton Abbot, Devon, UK

The former parishes of Wolborough and Highweek have been replaced
by the parish of Newton Abbot and the parish of Milber is now joined to
Newton Abbot along with the parish of Ogwell as a new Benefice under 
Team Rector Rev'd Patrick Parkes.

The three Newton Abbot Churches of St Mary & St Paul, All Saints, Highweek, with St Bartholomew, Ogwell and St Luke, Milber represent Newton Abbot in the Church of England in the Diocese of Exeter.

The Churches together with free churches are members of the interdenominational body of 
Christians Together in Newton Abbot

We exercise a hospital chaplaincy in Newton Abbot. The Rector holds the chair of the Lady Lucie Reynell Almshouse Trust.

We are committed, in fellowship with other Christians, to using the gifts God has given us in the service of his Kingdom. Through Christ we look to a new oneness with God, with each other and with the world in which we live. A warm invitation and welcome is extended to anyone who would like to join us for worship or in any of our other activities.

Our parishes include two Aided Primary Schools:

All Saints Marsh and Wolborough

All gather as we celebrate the ordination of Rev Dr Joe Lannon (centre)
at the Parish Hall.

About Us

Prayer Breakfast
8.00am, first Sat
Middleton Room,
St Paul's, Devon Square

It attracts Christians from all over Newton Abbot. The prayers are led from around 8.30 and we usually finish by 9.00am.

Next P.B.
7 October 2017

The Church
Coffee Mornings

Usually on the last Saturday in the month we hold a coffee morning in aid of a charity. Every year or so we put out requests for which charity to support during the coming months. This is flexible to allow for emergencies such as the Pakistan Flood relief. If you have a charity that you think we should support, please speak to David Waterhouse.

Prayer Board at St Paulís
Do you have a prayer request? You can add it to the prayer board at the back of the church. Paper and pen are available. You donít have to add your name to the request. These will be offered up monthly at the family service but wonít be read out. Do you have time to pray? Just take a moment to read the requests and remember them before God. The name of anyone sick can be added to the list on the Grapevine and requests also made to the Prayer Chain-contact on the back of Grapevine.

Benefice Office (NEW HOURS)

To arrange Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals, Memorial Services and Hall Bookings
or for information on Parish Records please contact the Parish Office on 01626 334357.

The Benefice Office is open Monday - Friday, 9.00am-3.00pm (Except Public Holidays).
The Benefice Office, Parish Hall and Middleton Room are all located
with St Paul's Church in Devon Square,
Newton Abbot, just a few minutes walk from the town centre and train station.

We welcome Nikki Lannon to the Church Administration team. Both Nikki and Kath will be sharing the administration of the benefice in the office at St Paul's, Devon Square.

Quick contacts:

Church Office 01626 334357
The Rev'd Patrick Parkes 01626 681498
Prayer Chain Contact
Hilary Howell 01626 369881
Jeremy Howell
Keith Butler

01626 369881
01626 206954
Organist & Director of Music 
(St Paul's)
Clive Sawers 01626 830225
HomeStart (Mondays)   01626 353700

Contact Details: for information click People

A Quick Summary of Sunday Services through the month (updated Feb 2017)


St Bart's, Ogwell

St Mary's, Coach Road, Wolborough

St Paul's, Devon Square

1 Holy
11.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Morning Worship (BCP)


Family + Communion (sung)


2 Morning
11.00am Holy Communion (sung)


Parish Communion (sung) 11.00am
3 Holy
11.00am Holy Communion (sung)


All Age Worship 11.00am
4 Morning
11.00am Holy Communion (sung)


Parish Communion (sung) 11.00am
5 Holy
11.00am Holy Communion (sung)


Parish Communion (sung) 11.00am
Notes:       Holy Communion (said) Wed 10.00am

Sunday Services at All Saints Highweek are at 9.30am .
Sunday Services at St Luke's Milber are at 10.00am
On certain Sundays we hold Benefice services in the morning, when all the churches come together for worship in one place. These are usually held at 10.30am.

Diary 2017


Regular Meetings/Services

Monday 9.30am
Homestart Group
Parish Hall
Tue-Fri 9.30am Pre-School (term-time) Parish Hall
Wed 10.00am Holy Communion St Paul's
11.15am Holy Communion
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Ogwell Grange 
Thursday 5.00pm
Parish Hall
Parish Hall


7.30pm Bellringers' Practice St Mary's 

1st Sat

8.00am Prayer Breakfast Middleton Rm

September 2017

Tues 26 2pm DVD Club, £1 voluntary donation. Free tea and biscuits after the film. Middleton Rm
Sat 30 10.00am Charity Coffee Morning in aid of The Chestnut Appeal Middleton Rm

October 2017

Sat 7 8.00am Prayer Breakfast Middleton Rm
For Your Prayers
The Sick: 

Please pray for the sick and for those who care for them.

Among the sick: 

Pauline & Alan Cox Sheelagh Cave Iris Lang Nancy Hedge
Ethel Derrick Collier Eve Nottage Heather Roy Chaffe
Eva Mooney Harry Matthews Liz Knowles Andy Childs Peter Booth
Isaac (age 6) Jean Pearce Chris & Ann Martin Robin Elphinstone
Margery Payne Ann Jones    

Researching Our Parish Records

Our Parish Records of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials for the Parish of Wolborough (Newton Abbot)
date back to 1558.
For the Parish of Ogwell they date back to 1674. 
All our Parish Registers (except the very recent ones that are currently in use) are held at:
Devon Heritage Services, Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton EXETER, Devon EX2 7NL
T: +44 (0) 1392 384 253

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Pages by MoorWeb - 26 September 2017


Coffee Morning in aid of Alzheimer Society The total raised amounted to £114.05. Many thanks to all concerned.

Ordination of Dr Joe Lannon 
Joe was ordained as Deacon at Exeter Cathedral on Sunday 10th September at 10am. This was followed by a lunch to celebrate at St Paulís Devon Square, Newton Abbot.  Please keep Joe and the family in your prayers as they start this new part of their journey.

Thanks to John and Iris Satterly for their interesting presentation about the work of OMShips and telling us about their familyís involvement with the book ship Logos Hope. We were pleased to contribute £77 towards their expenses. Ruth Downing

RSCM Devon
The autumn season sees two major events in the County.
1. The Annual Festival at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 11 November. There will be a strong Armistice theme throughout the festival. 
On Saturday 2 December the annual Advent Carol Service will take place in Buckfast Abbey. This is always a popular event.
For more information please see Clive.