Christians Together in Newton Abbot & District

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Fr. Nick Debney


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Welcome to Christians Together in Newton Abbot! 

While one of this site's functions is to redirect you to individual church communities, the opportunity will be taken to cover relevant issues and events that affect all Christians.

Updated Diary (to July 2018) of Christian Events in the
Newton Abbot Area -

Prayer Breakfast: Members of all CTNA churches are invited to a Prayer Breakfast at St Paul's, Devon Square on the 1st Saturday each month starting at 8am; we finish at around 9.00am. On Saturday 16th April 2011 we had a record 20 attending! Our Special Guest from time to time is our MP Anne-Marie Morris. She will be returning to Prayer Breakfast as her busy schedules permit.

Historians will tell you that Newton Abbot is really two towns. Without going into that further, suffice it to say that the two C of E parishes of Highweek and Wolborough lie on the north and south banks respectively of the River Lemon that bisects the town. Furthermore each parish has sought to move more into the town during the Victorian era with St Paul's near the train station and St Mary, Abbotsbury relatively close to the market. This has meant quite a diversity for the C of E with four buildings to maintain in the town instead typically of just one or maybe two. In addition the parish of Wolborough and the parish of Ogwell are linked together in one benefice. On this page you will see that there are several other Anglican churches within just a very few miles at Kingsteignton, Kingskerswell, Abbotskerswell and Milber, not necessarily part of CTNA.

Our big summer annual event - Carnival Praise (2016)
Here the band was formed in about 10 days; thanks to Jon, John, Clive and Debbie.

Good Friday Walk of Witness. This is certainly one of our biggest events and all Christians are invited to participate. Typically we witness to the events of 2,000 years ago in a silent procession through the town that may pause at various stations along the way finally ending at one of our churches for a service.

In 2015 the service was hosted by St Paul's Church. About 150 attended, of whom about 120 had been on the WoW.

The 2016 Walk of Witness was attended by about 150 and held in glorious sunshine.

The 2017 WoW fell on Friday 14 April and was attended by an estimated 130 Christians,
followed by a service then coffee and hot cross buns at St Joseph's RC Church.

Croquet Social

Adverse weather threatened and we were unable to hold the event this year.

Perhaps there will be another opportunity at some point in the future...

Contacts: Initially please refer all email contact through:

Cornerstone CF meet at Highweek Primary School Hall from 10.30 to 11.30 on Sundays and provide a ‘Sunday school’ for children during the service ** Contact details ….. Roger Beech, Chairman…… tel 01626 367513; Dr Derek Earls, Secretary…… tel 01626 334147.

Would contributors please send any information to go on this site by email. Thank-you!

Links: Mostly we will provide links to the individual websites of churches shown here. Click on the image to be taken to the site which will open in a new tab/window. For churches without websites we may add a page to this site for each church. But we need your information please to be fed to us on a regular basis!  Clive Sawers

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External Links: Churches together in Devon
Christians together in Britain & Ireland
January 2018