Welcome to the churches of
The Dart & Avon Mission Community
THE DART AND AVON MISSION COMMUNITY consists of 7 Church of England churches
in or near the Dart Valley and the Avon Valley in South Devon
(See map below – but please note this only shows the church locations, not the parish boundaries)
We serve the two larger communities of Buckfastleigh (with St Luke’s Church) and South Brent (with St Petroc’s Church), together with the smaller communities of Dean Prior (St George the Martyr Church), Landscove (St Matthew’s Church), Littlehempston (St John the Baptist Church), and Staverton (St Paul de Leon Church) – all grouped with Buckfastleigh – and Rattery (Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary), linked with South Brent.
During the pandemic
Funerals – sadly deaths are occurring, whether from Covid-19 or from other causes. Social distancing may place some limits on the number of mourners allowed to attend the funeral service. Contact Rev Tom Benson on 07730575312 (Buckfastleigh, Dean Prior, Staverton, Landscove & Littlehempston) or Rev Gina Radford (South Brent and Rattery) on 07903400480 for support and help in your time of loss.
Weddings – there are regulations regarding numbers attending, but weddings can take place, so do talk with the clergy about what is possible.
Financial support for our churches – the pandemic has hit the finances of all our churches hard and we would value any support you can give. Some of the church pages include opportunity to give online. You might also like to look at a video from Devon Historic Churches Trust here.