Welcome

Welcome to the Torridge Coastal Mission Community website, serving the North Devon, Church of England parishes of Abbotsham, Appledore, Northam and Westward Ho! We are a locally connected group of parishes who share the same vision and mission, whilst also maintaining our identity and tradition within our own communities.

NEWS

Marking the Death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 9th April 2021

God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip, for his love of our country,and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to your love and mercy, through our Redeemer Jesus Christ. Amen.

Merciful God, be close to all who mourn,
especially The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.
May they know the comfort of your love,through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eternal God, we give thanks for the life of Prince Philip,founder of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
We remember his vision and imagination,his interest in young people and his support for them. Inspire us with the same commitmentto serve friend, neighbour, and stranger alike, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please:
> Pray for our communities and for those most affected by the pandemic.
> Attend our online services if you are able.
All four churches are now open on Sundays.
St Margaret’s 9.30am, St Mary’s 10.30am, Holy Trinity 11am, St Helen’s 3pm.

Churches are gatherings of Christians. We must do all we can to meet. If you would like advice about how to join our online meeting and worship please contact me.
The Rev’d Derek Arnold Team Rector
07789 631346 or email: darnold.rector@gmail.com
OR
The Rev’d Sue Davies-Fletcher, Team Curate
07307 633153 or email suedf.curate@gmail.com

With another lockdown happening, please remember if you’re struggling and you feel hopeless, you’re not alone!!
Samaritans 116 123
Anxiety UK 03444 775 774
Mind 0300 123 3393
Calm 0800 58 58 58
Crisis text line (text)85258
Child-line 0800 11 11

So we can help prevent adding to the numbers of those suffering from the COVID-19 virus, and protect the NHS, which is already near breaking point, there will be no services in our church buildings at present.

Mission Community Bible Study

All are welcome to join our Bible Study taking place by video conferencing on Tuesdays at 2.30pm. Each session will last for just 40 minutes. Topics will vary and you do not need to attend every week; just drop in when you wish. To join us, you will need the application ‘Zoom Cloud meetings’ on your computer or ipad etc. and use meeting ID 845 377 504 to join – please e-mail Nigel Price (dnigelprice+tcmc@gmail.com) to request the password.

Useful information from Devon County Council

We are a group of four Church of England parishes in the north Devon Coast serving the villages of Abbotsham, Appledore, Northam and Westward Ho!

Licensed Ministers in the Mission Team

CLERGY (left to right)

The Rev’d Derek Arnold,
Team Rector 07789 631346
or email: darnold.rector@gmail.com

The Rev’d Roger Elks,
Team Vicar 0795 440 6680
or email Roger.m.elks@gmail.com

The Rev’d Sue Davies-Fletcher,
Team Curate 07307 633153
or email suedf.curate@gmail.com

The Rev’d Sandra Juniper,
Associate Priest
email tcmcwebmaster@gmail.com

LICENSED LAY MINISTERS (READERS)
Nigel Price
email: tcmcwebmaster@gmail.com

Anne Foster
tcmcwebmaster@gmail.com

Jon Ellis (not pictured)
tcmcwebmaster@gmail.com

MISSION TEAM OFFICE

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
9am – 12noon
Vickey Moth, Parish Administrator
01237-470003  07967-857859
email tcmcwebmaster@gmail.com
The Vestry, Tower Street,
Northam, EX39 1JL

The four parishes in the team abide by the policies and structures of the Diocese of Exeter which is part of the Church of England

tcmc.church webmaster tcmcwebmaster@gmail.com

Safeguarding
We are committed to the highest standards of safeguarding for all. If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to a member of the Clergy.
Click here to download our Safeguarding Policy
Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Team’s contact details
https://exeter.anglican. org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/
Exeter Diocese Safeguarding Officer:
Charles Pitman 01392 345909  Mobile: 07889 542640 charles.pitman@exeter.anglican.org
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.