Church of St Mary and St Gabriel in the Totnes Mission Community

A warm welcome awaits you

With its origins in the 13th century, our church has been at the centre of parish life for generations and remains a focal point in the 21st century, bringing people together, caring for the community and marking significant events in both individual and national life.

Following the decision of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, our church building is closed until further notice. However, our church remains alive and active in the community through social and other media. We look forward to re-opening the building and to welcoming you once more in communal acts of worship. Meanwhile, the current Covid-19 health crisis is challenging the life of our community as never before. Schools, pubs, restaurants, and faith and secular organisations are having to close or find new ways of working. We are all admonished to socially distance or isolate from each other. The church is responding by maintaining contact with the elderly, the lonely and the vulnerable, and neighbourhoods are coming together to provide invaluable help, support and care for their communities.

If you or someone you know needs help in coping with these challenging circumstances, please contact our parish priest, Rev’d Gill Still.

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Parish Church News

Church Services:
1. A weekly Sunday Eucharist is celebrated in church at 11.15 by Rev’d Gill Still. Parishioners are still not allowed to enter the building but the service can be followed at home using the Stoke 11.15 Home Service Sheet.
2. Alternatively, a weekly Sunday Eucharist is celebrated as a live broadcast at the new time of 10.00 by Rev’d Deborah Parsons for members of the Totnes Mission Community using the Totnes M/C 10.00 Live Service Sheet. The use of Facebook as the platform for the broadcast has ceased and been replaced by the user-friendly and more participative Zoom software. Access to the Zoom broadcast can be obtained by following the instructions in the latest edition of the Totnes M/C Newsletter.

Other News & Information:
3. Rev’d Steve Jones leaves the Totnes Team Ministry on Sunday 31st May before taking up his new position as Team Rector of Littleham-cum-Exmouth with Lympstone Mission Community. The new Team Rector for the Totnes Mission Community, namely Rev’d Jim Barlow, is due to be installed on Wednesday 8th July.
4. The latest issues of the following are available from this page:
Rev’d Gill Still’s weekly letter;
Weekly Pew Sheet;
Parish Magazine, June edition; and
Totnes Mission Community Newsletter.

Upcoming Events

Jun 03

Communion & Coffee – CANCELLED

Wednesday 3rd June - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jun 04

Bell Ringers practice CANCELLED until further notice

Thursday 4th June - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jun 07
Jun 10

Communion & Coffee – CANCELLED

Wednesday 10th June - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jun 11

Bell Ringers practice CANCELLED until further notice

Thursday 11th June - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Facebook - Stoke Gabriel Church
Facebook - Stoke Gabriel Good Neighbours
Stoke 11.15 Home Service Sheet
Stoke Pew Sheet Easter 7
Rev'd Gill Still's Letter 24 May 20
Totnes M/C 10.00 Live Service Sheet
Totnes M/C Newsletter 10 (27 May 20)

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