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.
During these times...
In line with guidance from the Diocese, the churches are closed until the end of February for corporate acts of worship - please join us online instead for our weekly services and midweek morning prayer. Both church buildings remain open on Wednesdays and Sundays for personal and private prayer; we simply ask people to observe safe physical distancing and the other safety protocols.
When we reopen, we will continue to maintain a safe physical distance within the church building and ask that folk give their name and a contact number on arrival as part of the track and trace system. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and according to the latest guidance “face coverings have to be worn by all those attending a place of worship”. Please also bring your own Bible. “Pew packs” will be available for children to collect on entering the church building if required, but the crèche area will remain closed.
We are serious about Safeguarding
Revd Andy Bowden
Online for you...
Until we start to meet carefully again in church, we are publishing here recordings of services and messages for our congregations.
To see our latest ‘virtual service’, please click on the button below, which also shows the accompanying Crafts for the Family Focus.