Benefice Events & News

Eat and Enlightenment

This will be at 7.30pm at the Castle Pub, Holcombe on Tuesday 27th Feb. All welcome.


World Day of Prayer service

The World Day of Prayer service will be at 2.30pm at St Agatha’s R.C Church on Friday 1st March.

The theme this year is ‘I beg you, bear with one another in love’, and the service has been written by Christian women in Palestine. All are welcome – men and women, young and old. This is part of a great wave of prayer encircling the globe, involving people in over 146 countries and islands around the world, all praying with and for the people of Palestine.


Saying Goodbye Service

This will be on Saturday 2nd March at 12.30pm at Exeter Cathedral. This is a family friendly service for anyone who has lost a baby and is run by the Mariposa trust. You can read more here.


Men's Breakfast

The next one will be held at St Gregory’s, on Monday March 4th at 9am. (These are always the first Monday of the month – unless there’s a bank holiday!) If you’re a man who enjoys breakfast and would like to come along, please do contact Ray Williams directly:


St Gregory's Swap Shop


St George's Drop in

There will be a drop in at St George's, Holcombe, on March 6th between 2pm-4pm. All welcome.


Mothers Union meeting

The next Mothers’ Union meeting will be on Tuesday 9th March at 2pm in the Upper Narthex of St Gregory’s. The guest speaker will be the new Team Rector, Revd. Linda Cronin, so this is an opportunity to meet her and ask questions. It will also be an opportunity to hear more from Linda about her hopes for our Mission Community.


Praying for Dawlish

This will be taking place on Tuesday 19th March at 12 noon in the Methodist church. All welcome.


Holy Communion at St Gregory's

An open invitation to Midweek Communion Each Wednesday at 10am, a group gathers in the upper narthex at St Gregory's to join in a quiet celebration of Holy Communion. The service was moved up there during the winter, in order to be warm, but when Spring came, the regulars were unanimous in staying there as they found the more comfortable, intimate space to be particularly appropriate for this celebration. Some come in addition to their attendance on Sundays. For others, it's an alternative which they recommend to anyone who is finding Sunday services difficult, as many people do, especially in later years. Though the service is in St Gregory's, EVERYONE is welcome. It's for the whole benefice. We are grateful to the retired clergy who make it possible every week. Please join us!


Churchyard at St Gregory's

The St. Gregory’s Biodiversity Project aims to manage areas within the churchyard for the benefit of wildlife and biodiversity. We are a small group of volunteers who usually work on Wednesday mornings, but other times are possible. We encourage people to adopt a patch, or particular graves, to look after. Perhaps you have expertise to contribute, or a few seeds to spare.

We have uncovered many headstones that have been swallowed by vegetation and there are many more awaiting discovery. We work in liaison with Teignbridge District Council and the PCC.

If you would like to get involved, please contact me, Dave Hutton at


Benefice Administrator

After over 4 years as Parish Administrator, Sabrina has informed St Gregory’s Churchwardens, Leena and Richard, that she will be resigning from her post as of the 14th March. Linda and the churchwardens are in discussions about what to do regarding church administration. An update will be given when there is one.

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