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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

Sun 22 Jan - United Benefice Service at St Paul's - 10.30am followed by lunch in the hall...

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

Changes to the Benefice - we shall add information here as it becomes available concerning the new parish and Benefice.

Welcome to the season of Epiphany
We begin a new chapter in the Christian history in Newton Abbot
with the formation of our new parish. We celebrated this on Thursday
5 January with a joint service at St Paul's after an extraordinary meeting of the
new parish at St Paul's.
We welcomed our Archdeacon and Rural Dean to the event...

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 January 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 Sept 2016)

Please note the changes from October 2016 at St Paul's and St Bartholomew's


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

January 2017

Sun 22 10.30am Benefice Service - St Paul's-tide
followed by Lunch at St Paul's Parish Hall
St Paul's
Sat 28 10.00am Coffee Morning (details tba) Parish Hall
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 Alexander Batorijs Iris Lang
Nancy Hedge Simon Edmond Julian Rooth Ethel Jennifer Markham
Derrick Collier Julia Hopper Mike King Dot Steele Eve Nottage
Heather Roy Chaffe LeRoy George Eva Mooney Jean Dore
Harry Matthews Liz Knowles      

Years Mind: Arthur Plumbley, Syd Lang, Soos Churchill, Mary King.

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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Diamond Wedding

Congratulations to Tony and Kath Winser on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding Aniversary on 29 December.

RSCM Devon

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

First, there will be an Epiphany Procession at St Saviour's, Dartmouth (NOTE CHANGE of VENUE) in S Devon on January 15. I shall be taking one car leaving Newton Abbot in good time for the afternoon event starting at 4pm, ending about 6.30. Do please let me know if you wish to come along and take part; this will be led by Christopher Helyer of Dartmouth; I have attended this once before and it was excellent.

Second - Come and Sing Evensong with the Exeter Cathedral Choir. Now an annual event it's always very popular.

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