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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

Sponsored Hymnathon in aid of Africa Crisis... 9.30am Sat. 8 April, St Paul's - Download Sponsor Form below...

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The three Newton Abbot Churches of St Mary & St Paul, All Saints, 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

Congratulations to Fr. Nick Debney!
We welcome Nick to his ministry in a superb service at St Luke's, Milber on Tuesday evening 21 March

A letter from the Rector

I am delighted to announce that we have now completed the Ministry Team recruitment process and will have our full complement of stipendiary ministers for the new Newton Abbot Benefice shortly.

All of those appointed to their posts within the Benefice will share the Ďcure of soulsí across the churches. In addition, there will be particular functions for specified members of staff.

As you may know, I was appointed Priest in Charge for Wolborough and Ogwell in April 2016. With the creation of the new Benefice I have now become your Team Rector and will lead a wider group of colleagues, both lay and ordained in our joint ministry across the three parishes of Newton Abbot, Ogwell and Milber.

Father Nick Debney will be joining the Team on March 21st after his licensing at St Lukeís Church Milber. Fr Nick will have specific responsibility for St Lukeís, spending half of his time in that parish. His licensing will take place at 7pm, all are warmly invited to attend this event. The rest of his time will be spent ministering across the other four churches that comprise the wider benefice.

Revd Gareth Regan will join the team following his licensing at St Paulís Church, Devon Square by the Bishop of Exeter at 7pm on Monday 12th June, similarly, all are warmly invited to attend this service. He will reside in Stoneleigh Close, Highweek and will have specific responsibility for the new town extensions of Hele Park and Wolborough, as well as being engaged in more general ministry throughout the benefice.

Finally, Dr. Joe Lannon will take up his post as curate following his ordination on Sunday 10th September 2017 at Exeter Cathedral. We hope to have a reception following this service at St Paulís, Devon square and all are welcome to attend. He will take up residence at St Bartholomew Way, Ogwell on the17th of June, following the completion of his studies.

In addition to these four stipendiary posts, the Bishop of Exeter has licensed five Readers to the Team, which will enable them to lead services across the whole benefice alongside their clergy colleagues. Most of these will be well known to you but, for those who may not be so well informed they are: Keith Butler, Jeremy Howell, Simon LePine-Williams, Steve Sheldon and Graham Whittle.

I trust that my team will find a warm and heartfelt welcome as they begin their ministry in the benefice in the coming days. 

Revd. E Patrick Parkes Team Rector.

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.
1 April 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.

Parish Office

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

The Parish Office is open Monday - Thursday, 10.00am-12.30pm (Except Public Holidays).
The Parish 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.

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

Services at All Saints Highweek are at 10.00am until Feb 19 when they will commence at 9.30am.
Services at St Luke's Milber commence 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 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

March 2017

Wed 1 12.00
Lent Lunches begin (weekly to Holy Week)
Ash Wednesday Service - Holy Communion + Ashing
The Avenue
St Paul's
Wed 8  7.30pm Lent Course begins (weekly 8, 15, 22, 29, 5 Apr) The Avenue
Sat 25 10.00am Coffee Morning in aid of HomeStart Parish Hall

April 2017

Sat 1 8.00am Fools for Christ Prayer Breakfast Middleton Rm
Wed 5 7.30pm Concert by Choir 86 St Paul's
Sat 8 9.30am Sponsored Hymnathon in aid of the Africa Famine Crisis St Paul's
Fri 14 10.00am
Good Friday Walk of Witness
Last Hour at the Cross - meditation
St Paul's
Sun 16 early am. Sunrise Service Ogwell Down
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
Simon Edmond Julian Rooth Ethel Jennifer Markham Derrick Collier
Julia Hopper Mike King Eve Nottage Heather Roy Chaffe
LeRoy George Eva Mooney Jean Dore Harry Matthews Liz Knowles
Andy Childs        

RIP: Dot Steele, Alexander Batorijs

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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RSCM Devon

As secretary of RSCM Devon I feel bound to promote some of the events taking place as they are very exciting.

Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion with the Choir of Buckfast Abbey on Sunday 2 April.

Choir 86

Also on Wed 5 April Choir 86 will be performing in St Paul's. Works to include Zadok the Priest and Requiem by John Rutter.

Sponsored Hymnathon

The crisis in parts of Africa is so severe that I thought we should try to raise much needed funds somehow; so once again another hymnathon is planned for Saturday 8 April at 10am in St Paul's. A few years ago we ran for 3 hours but this time we will limit it to two with some organ pieces interspersed. Some of the organ pieces will be "free", others may require sponsoring; I'm still working on that one!

Download the Sponsor Form HERE and get your friends to sponsor you.