St Andrew's Church, Bere Ferrers and Holy Trinity Church, Bere Alston

Welcome to our parish! We invite you to look around and get a feel for our churches. Feel free to share any comments or questions that might be on your mind through our online contact form. If you're not currently a member of our church - we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to one of our weekly services or meetings. And of course, feel free to call our Rector.

We hope you will have a warm and welcoming experience with us as we worship and share fellowship together.

We'd also like to invite you to make an online prayer request, either for yourself or someone else, or for a situation that is on your mind.

Many blessings to you.





 
Latest news
  • Sunday 24th September saw our village commemorate the 10 New Zealand soldiers who died at the station after mistakenly getting off their train into the path of an oncoming express train exactly 100 years ago, during the First World War. There was a service in the church, which was packed to overflowing, plus ceremonies at the war memorial and the station.
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  • 'Alternatives' is held on the 1st Sunday of every other month in Bere Ferrers Church Hall at 6pm. The next is on the 5th November in St Andrew's Church and will be an All Souls' service to remember those who have died.
  • The 2nd Bere Alston Scout Group celebrates its 60th Anniversary in November and we will be celebrating this on the afternoon of Sunday 26th November (more details to follow).  The group is sponsored by Holy Trinity Church and I have been chairman for the last 20 years, which leaves 40 years I don’t know about.  We currently have three sections, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, after which they can move on to Explorers.  It is open nowadays to boys and girls and, as always, has a strong focus on being out and active, learning new skills from experience.
  • Numbers have gone up and down over the years, reflecting in part the number of children in the village and the availability of adults to become helpers and leaders.  A huge debt of gratitude is owed to those people who not only give up an evening each week to run the meeting but many weekends to go on camps, plus all the time it takes to plan and prepare for all that happens.  And in common with every other organisation, the level of paper work seems to increase each year.
  • It would be really helpful to receive any memories you might have of the last 60 years – how it all began, names of those involved, pictures of past members.  If you would let me have them to share at the celebration event that would be great, either to the Rectory or email nick123law@gmail.com
  • We are now on Facebook! Search for Bere Anglicans or use the link https://www.facebook.com/Bere-Anglicans-1381397985280149/ 
  • Rev Dawn Oakley's sermon for the new year can be found on the Sermons page at Sermons - Various
  • Various sermons have been posted on this site and can be viewed under the links on the left.
  • Messy Church is on the first Saturday of each month (usually!) in Holy Trinity Church Hall at 3.30pm. Please contact the Rector if you would like to help or come along.  More information on Messy Church in general can be found here
  • Bere Peninsula Food Bank. Donations for the Food Bank can be left in boxes in the two churches and in Bere Ferrers Church hall. For any further information call Chris or Graham on 841337.

  • Men's Breakfast. The first Saturday of each month in Holy Trinity Hall at 9am. Full English breakfast available, talk and question time.   Please let Brian Martin (841232) or the Rector know if you wish to attend.
  • Sacred Space services are now alternating between the Hazel Room in Bere Ferrers Church Hall and Holy Trinity Church Hall. See the Services page for this month's venue.
  • St Andrew's Singers are looking for new members of all voices, male and female. If you might be interested in coming along to rehearsals on Friday evenings, please contact Ann Parsons on 01822 840609.

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