Who We Are


We are a Church of England parish in the Diocese of Exeter and the Deanery of Tavistock in West Devon. Situated on the picturesque Bere peninsula in the Tamar Valley AONB, we take in the small village of Bere Ferrers on the banks of the River Tavy, the large neighbouring village of Bere Alston, and many smaller developments such as Weir Quay on the River Tamar and numerous farms.

Our two congregations, while not huge in number, are warm and welcoming, community orientated and work hard to maintain the churches as places of worship.

Our Rector is the Rev Nick Law, seen left. He has been in the parish since 1997. He oversees both churches in the parish, with the help of the Curates, Readers and various church officials, offering a variety of styles and traditions of worship.












Rev Dawn Oakley, Assistant Priest for our parish

















Our Readers are Sheila Gay and Sue Belfield. (Readers are lay people in the Church of England, from all walks of life, who are called by God, theologically trained and licensed by the Church to preach, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work.)

 









Sheila Gay, Reader














Sue Belfield, Reader




   

Among the charities we regularly support are Christian Aid, the Shekinah Mission in Plymouth and Love in a Box.



Rector
Deanery Curate
Asst Curate
Church Wardens
PCC Secretary
PCC Treasurer
Safeguarding Officer
Vergers
Readers
Organists

Rev Nick Law, MA
Rev Andy Barton
Rev Dawn Oakley
St Andrew's: Adrian Mitchell                            Holy Trinity: George Nash
Mrs Sue Belfield
John Martin
Robin Oakley
St Andrew's: Graham Fine                                Holy Trinity: Mrs Jean Kerswill
Mrs Sheila Gay, Mrs Sue Belfield, Harry Davies
St Andrew's: Mrs Ann Parsons                           Holy Trinity: Mrs Valerie Asater



We are called by God
     to journey in faith together,
and to reveal the presence of Christ in the world,
     by sustaining a community
          in which all are welcome,
     by celebrating liturgy
          that nurtures us and sends us forth,
     and by caring courageously
          for our neighbours and ourselves.

God offers us a life of abundance,
     and calls us to celebrate our lives
     and unique capabilities as gifts.
We believe that God wants us to use these gifts,
   not only for ourselves, but for all Creation.
In a world broken by unshared bread,
     God invites us to a table
  with room enough and bread enough for all.
We accept God’s invitation,
  and we bring with joy our gifts to God’s table.