New curate ordained this month

Laura McAdam, was ordained on September 14th and now serves as our full-time curate. She will initially live in Dartington Vicarage, before later moving to a house in Buckfastleigh. We warmly welcome her to the staff team.

Family Church
The next Family Church will be on October 20th.

A Sunday service with a special welcome for families
We have adapted the format of the first Sunday of the month service to make it more suitable for families with children. There will be "Sunday Club" from 10.30am for the children and we aim to give them opportunity to help with the service.

Monthly prayer service
We are starting a monthly service of prayer on the second Tuesday of the month, and we hope many members of the church will come. The next one will be on October 8th at 9.15am, led by Tom.

Keeping Holy Trinity graveyard tidy
Once a year it is useful to have a workparty up at Holy Trinity to do odd jobs, like pulling ivy off gravestones. If you can help, please join us on Saturday 21st from 9.30am. It would be useful if you can bring gloves, secateurs and/or shears, and any other tools you think might be useful.

Bee and Butterfly Haven at Holy Trinity Churchyard
Part of the churchyard at Holy Trinity is to be allowed to grow to provide a haven for bees, butterflies, etc - click here for more information.

The Cabell Tomb at Holy Trinity Church
The historic Cabell Tomb, which stands next to Holy Trinity Church, has recently been restored, (grille and coving). Many legends have grown up about the tomb, mostly of very doubtful veracity, but a recently produced brief history can be found here.

Problems with the church roof
Unfortunately we are experiencing problems with our church roof being prone to leaks. These have been evident for some time but are now getting worse, and we are exploring how to deal with this issue. A small committee was set up to examine the cause of the problem and to consider possible future action. The committee undertook initial engineering study work, which indicated the current roof technical design is unsuitable, requiring complete renewal of the roof covering to a new specification. Committing to this would require a major financial commitment, which therefore merits wider consideration of the current building condition and internal design to ensure our church building can meet current and future church and community needs in a sustainable manner. To better inform future decisions the PCC have embarked on a consultation process, initially amongst church members and subsequently we plan to consult more widely with those who live in Buckfastleigh, as we seek to decide on the right way ahead. Further details will be released as they become clear.

For details of Sunday services in the coming weeks,
please click here

For the monthly Rector's letter, (part of the monthly St Luke's News available in church),
please click here

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