Corona Virus

Following a meeting on 11th January the PCC has concluded, with a heavy heart, that we should suspend all live services until further notice.  Whilst there is no direct requirement to do so at present from the Government or Church of England, the PCC feels an obligation to do all we can to reduce the burden on the NHS as well as a desire to protect our church family from this new strain of Coronavirus.  We hope that taking this proactive step will contribute, in some small way, to containing the spread.

We will continue to provide weekly digital services as well as monthly services from the villages which you can find by clicking this link or by following the link on the Home Page.  Funerals will of course continue in line with Government guidelines.

If you would like us to pray for you do let us know on either

01237 475765 (Rev’d Claire) or

01237 239339 (Rev’d Marisa)

There are useful resources for prayer and reflection in these exceptional times on the Church of England website and on the Exeter Diocese website.

If you need a chat, prayer or help with shopping, prescriptions etc please e-mail or

Or call Revd Claire 01237 475765 or our Pastoral Care Co-ordinator, Lorna Dorrinton, 01237 477117 and for the Villages Revd Marisa 01237 239339

If you are self-isolating or unwell, the following may be helpful…

Simple Acts of Worship For Those Unable to Attend Church


And finally, a prayer about the Corona Virus outbreak

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.



Central to life at St Mary’s is our prayer life. Expressed in many different ways with something suitable for everyone.



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Prayer for the day

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13