Welcome to the Hartland Coast Mission Community website. We are a team made up of individual parishes each with its own worshipping community, together seeking to serve the people who live, work and visit here. Each is a lively community with much going on, and as our web site develops we hope you will find all the details of what is currently on offer. Choose "Links" from the menu on the top line of this page to see more detail of individual parishes and associated organisations.
We normally have a whole variety of worship services within the team (but see other site pages for changes due to Covid-19). We aim to provide a worship menu with something to suit everyone, with many parishes trying new forms of informal worship alongside other more traditional services. For further details please check the individual parish pages. We have a ministry of welcome to all, if you come and find a welcome please tell your friends, if you come and don’t find a welcome please tell us!
There are some points of interest on the News page via the menu at the top of this page:
The latest copy of our magazine 'Hartbeat', recently published, is number 4-6
On the News page there is also a link to the Risk Assessments applied to the Churches as they are reopened for worship. There are three examples so far: Alwington, Buckland Brewer and Parkham.
Additionally a sub-menu item on the Events page provides a link to the Readings for all the Sundays in the current month.
We include on the News page a two-poster summary of the Countryside Code which you are invited to display to as many people as possible.
Here is the clickable link to the advice from the Diocese and the Church of England to minimise the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the forthcoming months:
Because of Covid we were obliged to shut and lock all the churches in the Community during the height of the Epidemic. Now we are gradually reopening and during the Autumn many, if not all, of the Churches in the Mission Community will be having services again. You will find details on the 'News' page and on the 'Services during virus restrictions', both found by clicking on the appropriate item in the menu at the head of the page.
Andrew Macwilliam has provided a helpful reflection for the 14th Sunday in the Trinity season (13th September) and includes Vera Tooke's intercessionary prayers.
"... means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture in all our churches. In order to achieve this, we need to do a lot of hard work. We will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults. We will work to prevent abuse from occurring. We will seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks."
The above paragraph is quoted from the Parish Safeguarding Handbook which is available here:
In our Mission Community, with its nine parishes, there are Safeguarding Officers responsible for each parish. These can be contacted as shown in the list below. Alternatively please contact the Team Rector or the Team Vicar both of whose contact details can be found via the Contacts page clicked from the menu at the top of the page.
Parish Safeguarding Officers
Buckland Brewer Dave Watson firstname.lastname@example.org 01237 451437
Welcombe Diana Holdaway email@example.com 01237 431788
Bucks Mills, Faith Butler firstname.lastname@example.org 01237 451627
Alwington Hilary Dodge email@example.com 01237 451643
Hartland Joy Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org 01237 441500
Clovelly Sue Curtis email@example.com 01237 431398
Diocesan Safeguarding Officers
Assistant Safeguarding Adviser: PHILLIP PARKER firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 01392 294969 or 07809 339501
Assistant Safeguarding Adviser: JAMES MAY email@example.com Tel 01392 345910 or 07889 542626