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.
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:
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:
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:
A special service with the Bishop of Crediton, and other churches. Go to:
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
6.30pm Holy Communion (said) – St Andrew’s, Ipplepen
Second and Last Monday
Home Communions – All Beacon Parishes