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.

We work together, seeking to bear witness to Jesus as Saviour and Lord and to provide centres of worship, love and service for our local communities.
We aim to provide a warm welcome to all who come to our churches, and we hope this website will give all the information you need, whether you are resident in this area or a visitor from further afield.
For information about the individual churches, please see the page on this site for each one.

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 Laura McAdam on 07341258852 (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 –  regulations regarding numbers attending are beginning to ease, so wedding bookings are now coming in once more, 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.