The Covid-19 virus means that our churches are closed. See below for details about on-line and broadcast services. Church and community life still goes on!

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:

Monday 25th May to Saturday 30th May 2020 – Readings

Sunday 24th May 2020 Readings and Reflection

Monday 18th May to Saturday 23rd May 2020 – Readings

Sunday 17th May 2020 Readings and Reflection

Monday 11th May to Saturday 16th May 2020 – Readings

Sunday 10th May 2020 Readings and Reflection

Monday 4th May to Saturday 9th May 2020 – Readings

Sunday 3rd May 2020 Readings and Reflection

Monday 27th April to Saturday 2nd May 2020 – Readings

Sunday 26th April 2020 Readings and Reflection

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

Sunday 19th April 2020 Readings and Reflection

Palm Sunday 2020

Sunday 29th March 2020 Readings and Reflection

Readings and Reflection for Mothering Sunday 22nd March 2020

Easter: A Festival of Love

Youtube services and reflections Maundy Thursday – Easter Sunday 


An introductory video is now on the YouTube channel Beacon Parishes – Services on-line introducing the materials ‘Easter: A Festival of Love‘ .  Andrew streamed short acts of worship with reflections as follows,  starting on Maundy Thursday.

Maundy Thursday  – the one who washes our feet

Good Friday  – It is finished – sitting at the foot of the cross 

Holy Saturday  – Keeping vigil – the light comes in the darkness 

Easter Sunday  – we come to see and then believe 

This year as we celebrated Easter in our own homes and in difficult times we still celebrated the great festival of God’s love. From sundown on Maundy Thursday to sundown on Easter Sunday we celebrated the great mystery of God’s love in the person of Jesus. Andrew put together a set of prayer resources for people to use in their homes to celebrate the Easter season:  ‘Easter: A Festival of Love‘. Please have a look!

The contents are:

1              How to pray with this resource

1.1          Reading scripture prayerfully

1.2          Prayerfully reflecting at the end of each day

2              Maundy Thursday

3              Good Friday

4              Easter Eve – Holy Saturday

5              Easter Day


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. View services here. They broadcast a ‘service’ on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

Facebook page for St. Andrew’s!      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.

Church Door Poster 2

Church Door Poster

Help others, stay safe


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. View services here. They will be broadcasting a ‘service’ on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

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


The Beacon

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

Beacon_April_2020_cover The Beacon April – May 2020

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.

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

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Video message from the Bishop of Exeter

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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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