St David’s Church Ashprington
St David’s Church Ashprington is one of nine churches in the Totnes mission community. The church in Ashprington stands on rising ground above the centre of the village it serves. Most of its current structure dates from the Middle Ages with later additions in Victorian times.
Fabric and Buildings Appeal
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St David’s Blessing
Be joyful, keep your faith and your creed, and do the little things you have seen and heard me do.
Sunday September 24 – 9.15am Joint Village Worship service at St Peter’s, Cornworthy
Sunday October 1 – 11.15am Holy Communion
Sunday Octobre 8 – 11.15am Village Worship. HARVEST FESTIVAL CELEBRATION Please see below for more details.
Sunday October 15 – 11.15am Holy Communion
Sunday October 22 – 9.15am Joint Village Worship service at St Peter’s, Cornworthy
Sunday October 29 – 10.30am Team Service – details to follow
The church is open between 10.00am and 4.00pm each day for private prayer and reflection. Please follow security guidelines on entering the building. Our churchyard is also a peaceful place for meditation and contemplation. There is a path through the graveyard and benches available.
October 8 – Harvest Festival
We are looking forward to a service with special music, readings and harvest tributes led by our local community. The service will be followed by chat and a Bring and Share lunch to which all are very welcome.
“All creatures look to you in hope to give them their food when it is due. What you give them they gather up; they eat their fill of good things.” (Psalm 104.27-28).
Our ancestors lived precariously from one harvest to the next, whereas in this part of the world we do not have such worries and can access produce in our supermarkets all the year round. Harvest reminds us that all that we need to survive and flourish is ultimately a gift, the fruit of the earth, however packaged up it is. The danger of our forgetting can lead to a spirit of entitlement and ownership of the earth and its fruit, which is called the “commodification” of creation. Land, water and even human beings become commodities that we own as products to buy and sell on the market. Harvest festivals challenge this perception of the world and call us to remember that everything is a gift and is given by God so that humanity and all animals may flourish. Our harvest celebration invites us to give thanks for the good things that we have received, not just for our private benefit, but for the miracle of fertility which is a gift to all that lives and breathes. It points beyond ourselves to the common good of all people and to our common home. (Adapted from Christian Aid prayer and worship, ed. Timothy Radcliffe).
- Father Jim is covering services at Stoke Gabriel following Rev Gill Still’s retirement in May. We are very pleased to be welcoming Rev’d Chris Martin who is joining the Totnes Team and will be focussing his ministry in Stoke Gabriel. Chris will be licensed on October 11th and will commence his duties after that.
St David’s Coffee Morning
Coffee mornings are held in the village hall every Thursday from 10.30 – 12.00 am. It is a pleasant time to meet friends and other villagers over coffee and cake. All are very welcome. A small library of fiction and DVDs for villagers to borrow and return is being created upstairs in the committee room. It’s available at the coffee morning so you can grab a book, a coffee and Claire’s delicious cake all at the same time!
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This donation is being made through the legitimate and Diocesan endorsed platform ‘Give a Little’.
Fabric & Buildings Appeal
St David’s is proud to be the heart of our village community, a place of peace and sanctuary, providing a space to encounter God in all walks of life.
If you would like to give a gift to St David’s Ashprington please scan the barcode and follow the instructions to donate to the upkeep of this wonderful building.
Thank you for all you are able to give.
SafeGuarding – If you are concerned about the safety of anyone in the community or if you are concerned about the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults please bring your concern to our safeguarding officer Jill Davies 01803 732 109.
If you are a young person and unhappy about something happening to you please call Childline 0800 11 11.