Dart and Avon Mission Community

The new Dart and Avon Mission Community 


This started officially on November 1st and was inaugurated at a service of Holy Communion on Sunday November 18th in St Petroc's Church, South Brent.


The service was followed by a bring-and-share lunch, with people from the different churches mingling together.

SB Remembrance 2018 1 SB Remembrance 2018 2 SB Remembrance 2018 3

Poppy Festival at South Brent


The pictures below are from the Poppy Festival held at South Brent over the Remembrance period.

Launch service 1 Launch service 3 Launch service 2

New Team Vicar announced


The Reverend Professor Gina Radford has been appointed to be Team Vicar in

the Dart and Avon Team Ministry, with special responsibility for the parishes of

South Brent and Rattery.


Gina is presently the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, based at the

Department of Health in London. Her specialism in the field of medicine has

been as a consultant and senior leader in public health. A churchwarden for

many years, Gina was licensed as a Reader in the Church of England in 2012

and ordained in 2016. Gina lives in Cambridgeshire and as a priest in full-time

secular employment currently serves as curate in the five rural parishes of the Anglesey Group near Newmarket. She looks forward to returning to Devon, having lived for a time in the parish of Rattery over twenty years ago.


Gina will retire from her national work and move to South Brent Vicarage next spring. She will serve the parishes of the Dart & Avon Team on a half-time basis. Subject to the completion of all legal formalities, she will be licensed by the Bishop of Exeter on the evening of Wednesday, June 12th at a service in St Petroc’s, South Brent at which all will be welcome.