Dart and Avon Mission Community

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Please note that the map does not indicate the parish boundaries, only the church locations.


Website last updated on 28th March 2020


THE DART AND AVON MISSION COMMUNITY, formed in November 2018, consists of 7 Church of England churches in or near the Dart Valley and the Avon Valley in South Devon, (see map below).


We serve the two larger communities of Buckfastleigh (with St Luke's Church) and South Brent (with St Petroc's Church), together with the smaller communities of Dean Prior (St George the Martyr Church), Landscove (St Matthew's Church), Littlehempston (St John the Baptist Church), Rattery (Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and Staverton  

(St Paul de Leon Church).


We work together, seeking to bear witness to Jesus as Saviour and Lord and to provide centres of worship, love and service for our local communities.


We aim to provide a warm welcome to all who come to our churches, and we hope this website will give all the information you need, whether you are resident in this area or a visitor from further afield.



If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to the appropriate Parish Safeguarding Representative, as listed on the Contact page.


Alternatively, you can make contact with the Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Team at https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/


If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11



All public worship services have been closed nationally until further notice.  

For a video message from the Bishop of Exeter, click here.


A Sunday morning service will be streamed or uploaded from St Luke's Church, Buckfastleigh, each Sunday at 10.45am for you to join in with at home. For details, please go to the News and Diary page of the St Luke's website - here.


Some suggestions for prayer - please pray for our staff team of Tom Benson and Laura McAdam (based at Buckfastleigh) and Gina Radford (based at South Brent). For more details and for resources for wider prayer please click here.


Worship at home - there are some very good resources on the Church of England website - click here


Support and care - our church buildings may be shut, but care for those in our parishes continues to be a priority, both for those who are church members and for those who aren't. So do get in touch via the details on the Contact page.