Gina Radford licensed as Team Vicar

On Wednesday June 12th our ministry team was augmented as Gina Radford was licensed at St Petroc's, South Brent, as Team Vicar; Gina will primarily serve the parishes of South Brent and Rattery.

New curate appointed
Another addition to our ministry team will be Laura McAdam, who will be ordained in September and serve as a full-time curate. She will initially live in Dartington Vicarage, before later moving to a house in Buckfastleigh.

Family Church
The next Family Church will be on September 16th. (There will be no Family Church in August and most other family activities will also have a break over the summer period.)

United Songs of Praise
There will be a united Songs of Praise service for all our churches on Sunday July 28th at 6.00pm in St Luke's. (This will replace the usual 7pm evening worship).

A new Sunday service with a special welcome for families
Starting with the first Sunday in May (May 5th) 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. (Because of holidays, there will not be Sunday Club in August).

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, butterfleis, etc - click here for more information.

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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