Suggested resources and services whilst our churches remain temporarily closed for public worship

June 2020 Suggested Services


For free phoneline access (free from any landline) 24 hours a day throughout the week for hymns, reflections and prayers, call 0800 804 8044


For those who wake up early, BBC Radio 4 (92-95 FM, 103-105 FM) includes the following daily broadcasts between from 5.43am to 5.45am:

Monday to Saturday             – ‘Prayer for the Day’

Sundays                                   – ‘Bells on Sunday’


 Weekly Sunday Broadcasts on BBC1:

            10.45am to 11.15am – Sunday Worship Service

            1.15pm to 1.45pm      – Songs of Praise


For weekly readings and reflections and also a link to Rev’d Andrew Down’s You Tube Channel, please see our Beacon Parishes website:

Weekly Sunday Service suggested by the Diocese of Exeter:

Weekly live streamed Broadcasts from The Rural Dean, Rev’d Patrick Parkes, St Paul’s Church, Newton Abbot:


                                Sunday Service             – at 11am

                                Wednesday service    - at 10am

Whilst our church buildings are temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus emergency, Reverend Andrew Down will be broadcasting services and reflections from the Rectory.

The services and reflections (recorded and sometimes live) 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

You tube services and reflections Maundy Thursday – Easter Sunday 

Short acts of worship and reflections by Reverend Andrew Down:

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 

These services and reflections can be found at: Beacon Parishes – Services on-line

There are also other resources, on-line and broadcast services:

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.

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

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

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-

Mothering Sunday Services on-line

Andrew celebrated communion at 11am on Mothering Sunday on behalf of the Beacon Parishes Mission Community but this could not be attended by the public. The Readings and Reflection for this service were:

Readings and Reflection for Mothering Sunday 22nd March 2020

 There were several services ‘on-line’ on Mothering Sunday from various churches, which can still be viewed on-line.

A special service with the Archbishop of Canterbury. Go to:

Online church | The Church of England

 A special service with the Bishop of Crediton, and other churches. Go to:

Churches celebrating Mothering Sunday online – Diocese of Exeter

This service with Bishop Jackie in Exeter Cathedral went out at 10am. The film also features several choristers from Exeter Cathedral Choir and will be broadcast on the Dicoese of Exeter Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media channels on Sunday at 1000.  Here is the YouTube channel link: CofEDevon

During the Coronavirus emergency, none of the regular services below are taking place. They are listed for information for when the situation changes.



Regular Daily Midweek Services

Mon – Fri        9.00 am           Morning Prayer          – St Andrew’s, Ipplepen

 Regular Weekly Midweek Services

Wednesday     10.00 am         Holy Communion        – St Mary the Virgin, Denbury

Thursday         12 noon           Holy Communion        – St Andrew’s, Ipplepen

Thursday         4.30 pm           Evening Prayer (said)  – St Mary the Virgin, Denbury

Regular Monthly Midweek Services

Fourth Monday

6.30pm            Holy Communion (said) – St Andrew’s, Ipplepen

Second and Last Monday

Home Communions    – All Beacon Parishes


Midweek Services






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