St David’s Church Ashprington

In the Totnes Mission Community

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 May 28 – 9.15am Joint Village Worship service at St Peter’s, Cornworthy

Sunday June 4 – 11.15am Holy Communion 11.15am

Sunday June 11 – 11.15am Village Worship lead by Chris Grimshaw on “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Please see below for full details.

Sunday June 18 – 11.15am Holy Communion 11.15am

Sunday June 25 – 9.15am Joint Village Worship service at St Peter’s, Cornworthy

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.

Village Worship on Sunday 11 June

Chris Grimshaw will be leading Village Worship on Sunday 11th June on “Why do bad things happen to good people?”

Coffee and Tea will be served along with Claire’s special biscuits from 10.45 till when the service starts at 11.15. Plenty of time to chat and socialise!

The service will contain plenty of music, readings and times for reflection on this challenging topic.

Lunch will be served after the service prepared by Claire and her brilliant team. Opportunity for further chatting.

General News

    • Rev Jane Frost will be licensed on the 12th June 2023 by the Rt Revd James Grier, Bishop of Plymouth as the ‘House for Duty’ priest at Marldon. Her husband, Richard, will also be licensed as a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) to the Totnes Team at the same service. All are welcome to the licensing on Monday 12 June, 7pm at St John Baptist, Marldon.
    • Father Jim will be covering services at Stoke Gabriel following Rev Gill Still’s retirement in May until the appointment of a new ‘House for Duty’ priest.
Todler Group

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!

Parish Magazine

Team Newsletter

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.