St David’s Church Ashprington

In the Totnes Mission Community

Life Events

The tall, slender tower of St David’s is seen by almost all villagers from their house or garden.  It is the backdrop to their lives. Folk have climbed the hill to the church for countless generations to mark momentous occasions, to celebrate the joy of life or for support in times of sadness and loss.

In the 21st century it continues to point to the mysteries of the eternal and to mark the cycle of human life in christenings and marriages and at the end of life a funeral or thanksgiving for a life lived.


St David’s offers a very attractive setting for weddings and we welcome couples who wish to make their vows in a Church of England ceremony. We can provide an organist for the service, and on request the community choir may add voices to the singing and sing an anthem.

If you are thinking of a church wedding, your first move should be to visit the Church of England website – Your Church Wedding – which takes you through the planning and organisation of the ceremony and clearly explains the legal requirements that must be satisfied before you can marry in church.  You should then contact  the clergy to arrange a meeting to discuss your plans.

Christening / Baptism

Christening and Thanksgiving for a child

The gift of a child is something very special.  If you wish to offer your thanks to God for your child or if you wish to have your child christened at St David’s we would be very happy to support you.  During a christening your child will be baptized with water. It’s the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family. For more details please contact the clergy

Baptism for Adults

Baptism is for everyone. Jesus himself was over 30 when he was baptised. There is no difference between adult and child baptism except your size and the fact that you make the baptismal declarations and promises for yourself. As an adult you receive in baptism forgiveness and rebirth, marking the start of the newest and most important stage of your life journey with God.  For more details please contact the clergy.


At times of bereavement and loss, our church and its people are ready to help and support you.  If you are thinking of a funeral in St David’s, we invite you to contact us.