Dart and Avon Mission Community

The Dart and Avon Mission Community 


This started officially on November 1st 2018 and was inaugurated at a service of Holy Communion on Sunday November 18th 2018 in St Petroc's Church, South Brent.


The service was followed by a bring-and-share lunch, with people from the different churches mingling together.

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Gina Radford, our Team Vicar


The Reverend Professor Gina Radford was licensed on 12th June 2019 as Team Vicar in the Dart and Avon Team Ministry. Gina works on a half-time basis, with special responsibility for the parishes of South Brent and Rattery.

  June 2019


Good Friday on Brent Hill


As usual on Good Friday there was a procession with a cross from the middle of South Brent to the top of Brent Hill. A large number of people (and a good few dogs) processed, stopping at several places for a Bible reading, hymn and prayer, as we reflected on Jesus' crucifixion.

  Easter 2019


A new member of the ministry team


Laura McAdam was ordained on September 14th 2019 to serve as curate in our mission community.

  September 2019

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  November 2018

Starting to emerge from lockdown


Most of our churches have been closed during the Coronavirus outbreak apart from Buckfastleigh, which has served as a resource centre throughout. Now all are open for private prayer on various days of the week at various times, and all are open for Sunday worship in church, some weekly, some monthly.

  July 2020

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Worship in the great outdoors


As well as worship in church and online some of our churches have experimented with open-air services - recently one at Littlehempston and one at Staverton.

Auigust 2020

Laura's priesting


Our curate, Laura McAdam, was priested in a small but lovely service at St Luke's, Buckfastleigh, on 27th September.

September 2020

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