St David’s Church
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.
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 January 1 – Holy Communion 11.15am
Sunday January 8 – Village Worship lead by Chris Grimshaw. Please see details below.
– at St Mary’s, Totnes, a Taize worship service at 7.00pm
Sunday January 15 – Holy Communion 11.15am
Sunday January 22 – Joint village service at St Peter’s, Cornworthy 9.15am
Sunday January 29 – Team service at Dartington 10.30am
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 a bench available.
Our village/family worship services for January and February will be led by Chris Grimshaw.
On these Sundays coffee/tea will be served before the service from 10.45 – 11.15am. Claire Grimshaw and her team will provide a hot lunch following the service to which all are invited.
The services will have a number of readings with periods of reflection along with great singing with the choir and everyone present. Plenty of opportunity to exchange ideas and get to know each other better
Sunday 8th January – “A New Beginning”
What does it mean in practical terms to do good and be compassionate in the local community.
Key story – The Prodigal Son
“Jesus did not spend a great deal of time discoursing about the trinity, original sin or the incarnation, which have preoccupied later Christians. He went around doing good and being compassionate” Karen Armstrong
Sunday 12th February – “Meeting the emotional needs of each other”
What are emotional needs ? Do we all have the same needs? How do we meet them in ourselves and other people? What happens to us if our emotional needs are met? What happens to us if our emotional needs are not met?
Key story – Zacchaeus – the lonely, hated, tax collector who was radically changed
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!
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.