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Beacon churchesWelcome to our website. It contains a wide range of information about our churches and activities, including Weekly Notices, information on upcoming Services and Events, Videos of Services, The Beacon magazine and a host of other topics.  Have a look through the menu!

On this page are some current highlights:

The Beacon

For the current issue of The Beacon magazine, click on the image:

Current Weekly Notices

Notice Sheet_ Sunday_5th December 2021

Notice Sheet_ Sunday_28th November 2021

Notice Sheet_ Sunday_21st November 2021

Notice Sheet_ Sunday_14th November 2021 2

Please see notice sheet tab at the top of the page for earlier/archived notice sheets.

Holy Trinity Church, Torbryan – 5th December 2021 


More on ‘Phoebe’

A Zoom meeting with the author, Paula Gooder was held on Monday 14th June. A recording of the meeting can be seen on this link.

St. Andrew’s Youth Choir

The St Andrew’s Youth Choir hope you can come along to their concert.  All welcome! 
Just to share some exciting news that our youth choir’s original song ‘Rainbow of Hope’ has been included on A Song for Us website. See link below.
They are alongside others around the country and the likes of songwriters such as Seth Lakeman who has written a song for Devon released today on the anniversary of the first lockdown.

Prayer for the Nation

Click on the image below for details of prayers you may wish to use:


Churches open 

In addition to services, our church buildings are open daily for individual prayer and reflection. We provide a SPACE to come and SIMPLY BE when you need to.

St Peter & St Paul’s, Broadhempston           9am to 4pm    Daily

St Andrew’s, Ipplepen                                     9am to 5pm    Daily

St John the Baptist, Woodland                        9am to 5pm    Daily

St Mary the Virgin, Denbury                           10am to 5pm Daily

How to Grow?


Grow lay learning courses, from the Diocese of Exeter, are designed to equip God’s people in Devon to serve with joy. They are a series of tailored courses created by Lay Discipleship Project Manager, Jon Curtis, to help people develop in roles they already fulfil, for example leading worship, doing the finances, preaching, administration, pastoral care, children and youth work and more.
They are also a good way of exploring NEW roles. They will be taught online for the time being. Whatever stage you are at on your Christian journey, Grow aims to help you fulfil your God-given calling.
Have and look at the Grow video.
Course dates are:

Autumn 2020
• Pastoral Care (4 evenings online 15/10, 22/10, 5/11, 12/11)
• Leading Worship (5 evenings online 3/11, 10/11, 17/11, 1/12, 8/12) – requires FiCM or equivalent
• Small Group Leadership (2 evenings online 3/12, 10/12)
• Administration (2 evenings online 19/11, 26/11)

January – March 2021
• Children’s work
• Stewardship
• Preaching – requires FiCM or equivalent

April – July 2021
• Pioneering – requires FiCM or equivalent
• Youth work
• Evangelism and Mission – requires FiCM or equivalent

To find out more and sign-up go to: 

Pray for Lebanon                             


Please find a link to a short film to aid people’s prayer for Lebanon at this time – thank you Rachel for the song.

Facebook pages  facebookimage

We now have Facebook pages for three of our parishes. Please have a look at them and recommend to your contacts:





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Update on Safeguarding Training during this time

Following consultation with the National Safeguarding Team (NST), we have been advised of the updated position on Safeguarding Training requirements in light of the current isolation and social distancing advice to tackle the Covid-19 virus. Read the guidance here.

The Beacon Parishes Safeguarding Policy can be found on the following link: Safeguarding Policy 2019

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

  • The Beacon Mission Community Safeguarding Representative for each parish is:
    • Ipplepen:   Sheila Sheldon – 01803 814227
    • Denbury: Tessa Amies – 01803 813993
    • Broadhempston: Paul Russell – 01803 762928
    • Woodland: Jane Usher – 01626 353454
  • Our Local Advocate for Children and Adults who may be at risk is Ann Holroyd. Contact number 01803 411373
  • The Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details can be obtained on the following link –

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11


Data Privacy Statement for the parishes of the Beacon Mission Community of Ipplepen with Torbryan, Denbury, Broadhempston and Woodland

This statement explains what information we hold about you, why we hold it and how we protect it for you.

Personal Data

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.

The Parochial Church Council of each parish is the data controller.  This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

The PCC of each parish complies with its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.


This is anything which is done to/with personal data, including storing it.

In addition to personal data processing we carry out our legal obligations to process Gift Aid and letting out the church hall for example.

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public.

To fundraise and promote the interests of the church

To manage our employees and volunteers

To maintain our own accounts and records, including the processing of gift aid applications.

To maintain the electoral roll

To inform you of news, events, activities and services in the parish

To share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the Diocese and events, activities and services taking place in the diocese.

The information we hold about you

We may contact you by post, text or email if you have given permission.

Your personal information will be treated as strictly confidential. 

Your data will only be used for the purpose for which you agreed. 

Your personal data will not be disclosed to a third party without consent.

How long we keep your data

Personal data will be destroyed securely when the purpose for which it was acquired is no longer relevant.  Electoral roll information will be retained while it is still current; gift aid declarations and paperwork can be kept for up to 6 years; DBS details are now valid for three years, and parish registers of baptisms, marriages and funerals are stored securely permanently.

Your responsibilities and rights

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your data.

We cannot use your personal data for a new purpose without explaining this new purpose to you before beginning the new process.

The right to request that the PCC corrects any personal date if it is found to be out of date or inaccurate.

The right to have your personal data erased where it is no longer needed.

The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time.

The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office and in the first instance through the PCC.

Each parish will carry out an annual audit of its data and this statement will be reviewed at the last PCC meeting of each year. 

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