75th Anniversary of VJ Day – 15th August 2020

‘Mäori Farewell’ – ‘Pö atarau’ by St Andrew’s Ipplepen Youth Choir

To celebrate the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War, the St Andrew’s Ipplepen Youth Choir have recorded a song.  To listen to the song, ‘Mäori Farewell’ – ‘Pö atarau’, please click on this link:


Please also read the Youth Choir’s notes about recording the song:

Mäori Farewell notes

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.

New – Morning Prayer during the week

Morning prayer is now said at 8.30am in our churches on the following rota. Please join us.

Mondays –           Ipplepen  

Tuesdays –          Woodland 

Wednesdays –   Broadhempston  

Thursdays –       Denbury

Andrew and Hillarie have put together a short video giving information and a guide of what to expect during Morning Prayer. Here is a link to view it: Morning Prayer 

Arrangements for August Services in our Church Buildings

Please note the below dates and times for Sunday Church Services taking place within our Beacon Parishes Mission Community churches during August:

 16th August       9.30am    Woodland – Holy Communion

                             9.30am    Denbury – Celtic Morning Prayer             

                             11am          Broadhempston – Holy Communion

                             11am           Ipplepen – Celtic Morning Prayer

 23rd August       9.30am    Denbury – Holy Communion      

                              11am          Ipplepen – Holy Communion

 30th August       9.30am   Woodland – Holy Communion  

                              11am         Broadhempston – Holy Communion

                              11am         Ipplepen – Morning Worship

There may well be some additional Non Eucharistic services as we progress through the month, so be prepared and keep an eye on the weekly sheet!

Face Masks

The wearing of face coverings during services is required

Let us all show mutual respect.





The Covid-19 virus means that although our churches services are starting to take place in our buildings again, some people may choose to continue to shield at home. See below for details about on-line and broadcast services. Church and community life still goes on!

Suggested services, not within our church buildings

July 2020 Suggested Services

Suggested Resources and Services – July 2020

Open for Private Prayer

On Monday 15th June, St John the Baptist in Woodland opened for private prayer.

Woodland Open Private Prayer

On Sunday 21st June, St Andrew’s in Ipplepen and St Mary the Virgin in Denbury opened for private prayer.

Ipplepen Open Private Prayer

Denbury Open Private Prayer

On Sunday 28th June, St Peter & St Paul’s in Broadhempston opened for private prayer.

Broadhempston Open Private Prayer

The Beacon

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


Weekly Notices

Notice sheets will replace our usual weekly pew sheets whilst our churches remain temporarily closed due to coronavirus.

Please see the main menu tab ‘Weekly Notice Sheets‘ at the top of this page.

Services on-line from the Beacon Mission Community

There are services and reflections from Andrew on YouTube and these can be found at: Beacon Parishes – Services on-line

The order of service for communion is: Simple Communion

The orders of service for Morning and Evening Prayer can be found at: Simple Acts of Worship

The readings and reflections are:

Newsletter – Sunday 9th August 2020

Sunday 9th August 2020 Readings and Reflection

Monday 10th August to Saturday 15th August 2020 – Readings

Newsletter – Sunday 2nd August 2020

Monday 3rd August to Saturday 8th August 2020 – Readings

Sunday 2nd August 2020 Readings and Reflection

Monday 27th July to Saturday 1st August 2020 – Readings

Sunday 26th July 2020 Readings and Reflection

Newsletter – Sunday 26th July 2020

Monday 20th July to Saturday 25th July 2020 – Readings

Sunday 19th July 2020 Readings and Reflection

Newsletter – Sunday 19th July 2020

Monday 13th July to Saturday 18th July 2020 – Readings

Sunday 12th July 2020 Readings and Reflection

Newsletter – Sunday 12th July 2020

Monday 6th July to Saturday 11th July 2020 – Readings

Sunday 5th July 2020 Readings and Reflection

Newsletter – Sunday 5th July 2020

For earlier newsletters, readings and reflections, please go to the ‘Weekly Notice Sheets’ tab at the top of this page.

Rev’d Andrew Down’s YouTube Channel of Services and Reflections


Please click on this link:  Beacon Parishes – Services on-line

Live and recorded services from around the Exeter Diocese

The Diocese of Exeter will be broadcasting a variety of services and reflections via their Youtube and Facebook channels:


Facebook page for St. Peter & St Paul’s, Broadhempston!


Facebook page for St. Andrew’s, Ipplepen!      facebookimage

St. Andrew’s now have a Facebook page: ‘St. Andrew’s Church, Ipplepen‘ in order to enhance communications with the village. Please have a look at it and recommend it to your contacts.

Facebook page for St Mary the Virgin Denbury!


National Day of Prayer and Action

The National Day of Prayer and Action was on Sunday 22nd March. The form of prayer is also suitable for use throughout the Covid-19 epidemic. Go to Prayers-for-National-Day-of-Prayer-for-Coronavirus-

Digital Services

BBC Radio Devon Sunday Service  (0630 Sunday and then on BBC Sounds) and daily Pause for Thought (0635 weekdays, 0735 weekends) Available here

The Diocese of Exeter will be broadcasting a variety of services and reflections via their Youtube and Facebook channels.


Services to use at home – anyday

The Exeter Diocese has prepared two simple acts of worship for people to use at home.

These two simple acts of worship, and some selected prayers, have been created for you if you are unable to attend church. Christians across the world say Morning and Evening Worship daily, so you will be taking part in these acts of worship in company with many others!  If you are well enough, why not pause for a moment in the morning and evening to spend a few moments with God. Go to:

Simple Acts of Worship

Coronavirus Covid-19

The Diocese of Exeter has put out the following information:

FAQs for Church Leaders regarding the latest coronavirus guidance

There are many questions you may have about funerals, weddings, pastoral care for clergy, PCC meetings, bell-ringing and so on. Please see our FAQs web-page for guidance on all these issues and more.

 Resources for Churches during the coronavirus outbreak

The Church is not shutting, it is just doing things differently. There are plenty of resources available including a poster for your church door, advice on live streaming, reaching out to the isolated and downloadable prayers.See the resources here 

 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.


Andrew’s article in The Beacon

Beacon - Covid-19 message

Click on image to zoom in to make more clear!

Video message from the Bishop of Exeter

Click on image for link to video message

Click on image for link to video message

Doing church differently but not shutting up shop


Business as UNusual


Coronavirus Advice – 4th March 2020

Ad Clerum – Coronavirus Advice – 4th March 2020

Coronavirus Memo Page 1

Coronavirus Memo Page 2

Coronavirus Memo Page 3


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

Safe Guarding 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 is The Rector Rev Andrew Down. Contact number 01803 813403
  • 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 – https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/

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



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