Church of the Holy Spirit, Milton Combe &
St Andrew's Church, Buckland Monachorum
“Living in community as God's people;
serving the wider community in God's world”
A warm welcome to our churches in Milton Combe and Buckland Monachorum.
Set in a beautiful corner of Devon, skirting Dartmoor National Park, we are a community of imperfect people passionate about a perfect saviour, Jesus Christ. Our churches are friendly and welcoming; we would be delighted to see you at any of our services or events, whether you are a regular churchgoer or not.
"You are worthy, O Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."
Worship is not confined to our church meetings on a Sunday, but is an all-encompassing lifestyle, that seeks to glorify God in words and actions.
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thanksgiving."
We are reliant on the Holy Spirit, and God's revealed word in the Bible, as we seek to grow to be more like Jesus; loving and serving one another as he first loved and served us.
"Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
As those who have received God's love, we want to share it abroad: We strive to serve our local community and support Christian missionary work around the world.
"Living with Covid"
For many people, the relaxation of restrictions may cause significant anxiety. This could include members of our church family at Milton Combe and Buckland Monachorum.
We would ask that people consider two things as we meet Sunday by Sunday: personal responsibility and thinking of others. Although there are no longer any mandates around masks, physical distancing, numbers attending indoor events and so on, we want to care for one another well. Over the next weeks, we will continue to provide hand sanitiser at key points such as entrances and toilets, with signs encouraging people to use it. Most churches, especially historic ones, are likely to have naturally good ventilation. However, masks will continue to be available at the entrance of both churches.
Communion will continue to be administered without sharing the common cup but encouraging intinction for those who wish to receive wine as well as the wafer. We would ask folk to be mindful of others and consider accessing the services online if they are unwell or know they have a positive Covid test, rather than attend in person.
Thank you again for your patience, co-operation and understanding.
Revd. Andy Bowden, Vicar
Online for you...
Even as we are meeting carefully again in church, we are publishing here the link to our livestreamed services, together with recordings of services and messages when livestreaming may not be pratical.
To see our latest ‘virtual service’, please click on the button below.
Revd Andy Bowden