St David’s Church Ashprington

In the Totnes Mission Community

St David’s Blessing
Be joyful, keep your faith and your creed, and do the little things you have seen and heard me do.

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.

Whatever your denomination or faith you are more than welcome to visit St David’s church, to pray, to meditate, to simply find a quiet time apart or to join us in one of our services.  The church is open most days from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Our church services in Ashprington are conducted every Sunday at 11.15 am except for the first Sunday in the month when we join the congregation at St Peter’s Church, Cornworthy for a 9.15 am service. On the fourth Sunday in the month, the service is Village Worship, a more informal and relaxed service.  No communion.

Walking to Ashprington.  Walking with Ashprington.

We were delighted when Jim our new team rector and his wife Harriet “popped in” to St David’s as they took a walk.

Jim lead our first service after lock-down on Sunday 26 July.  We were a good number, properly spaced, wearing face masks and happy to be back in church despite the lack of singing.  Our organist Liz gave us some music to fill the musical gap which we all appreciated.  Our next Sunday service is planned to be a Eucharist on 23rd August at 11.15am.  Please watch this space for confirmation, and further details nearer the date.

Walking to Ashprington Jim our new rector and Harriet his wife
Church Service Again


Covid-19 – MORE GOOD NEWS! There will be a church service this Sunday at 11.15, lead by our new rector Jim Barlow, the first after our forced closure.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

St David’s Church Ashprington is open for Private Prayer and Reflection all week from 10:00 a.m until 6:00 p.m.  Safe practices have been established and following a change of regulations by the Government and guidance by the Bishop of Exeter our doors are open to welcome you for quiet meditation within an area of the Church. Please follow the hygiene and safety instructions and procedures within the South Porch and Church.

Other Sunday Services

Each Sunday at 10.00am the Totnes Team conduct a Zoom service to which more and more people are joining.  There is also a phone-in service at 12 noon led by Tony Gregg. For further details on these two services and how to access them please see The Totnes Mission Community Newsletter below.

Parish Magazine


Totnes Mission Community Newsletter

29 July 2020

Parish Magazine – Summer Event

Ashprington, Cornworthy and Dittisham 2020 Online Horticultural Show

This will be a one-off virtual horticultural show. Its success will depend upon as many people as possible sending in photographs of their gardens and garden produce. Photographs may be taken in any form -camera, phone, ipad – and sent to Kathi Green.   Pictures should be taken any time during 2020 and fall under one of the following four categories:

  • A view of the garden or a particular area of the garden
  • A very fine bloom -any flower or group of flowers from your garden
  • An excellent fruit or vegetable from your garden or picture of your veg garden
  • An area of your garden in which you are re-wilding or providing for wildlife.

You may enter any one or all of the categories, but only one picture per category. From now until the 20th of August please send your picture as a JPEG as indicated above. Judges for these four categories will be: Sally Vincent, Marina Pusey, Pam Mallalieu and Mike Pearey. Outstanding entries will be in the September magazine.

We are looking forward to seeing some great pictures from gardeners from all three parishes.

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 Laurence Green 01803 732 437.

If you are a young person and unhappy about something happening to you please call Childline 0800 11 11.