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.
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
Rev Nick Law, MA
St Andrew's: Adrian Mitchell Holy Trinity: Mrs Gill Thomas
Mrs Sue Belfield
St Andrew's: Graham Fine Holy Trinity: Mrs Madeleine Smith
Mrs Sheila Gay, Mrs Sue Belfield
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.