St Michael & All Angels, Awliscombe
Welcome to the web page for St Michael & All Angels, Awliscombe.
Our church is normally open to visitors every day from 8:00 am. However, THE CHURCH IS MOSTLY CLOSED during the current crisis.
Please take the time to enjoy and admire this ancient building, which has been the spiritual home of
generations of Awliscombe people for at least 600 years.
There will be NO SERVICES at Awliscombe Church until further notice, however . . .
Below are what we hope to return to when the current crisis has ended.
Our usual monthly services:
All our Sunday services start at 9.30am unless otherwise noted, and all are encouraged to stay for tea, ‘proper’ coffee and biscuits afterwards.
1st Sunday: Family Eucharist, a simplified service with a child-focused story, creative activities for children, and an ad-hoc ‘band’ accompanying the last hymn.
2nd & 3rd Sundays: Parish Eucharist
4th Sunday: New Life lay-led service (Note: not in March when the Mothering Sunday service will be Family Eucharist)
5th Sunday: Combined Mission Community service in St Paul’s Honiton at 11.00am.
Thursdays at 6.00pm (Winter) or 7.00pm (Summer): A short service of Compline in the Lady Chapel.
Other regular activities:
Bell-ringing: practices every Tuesday evening 8.00 – 9.00pm, usually at Buckerell, Gittisham, Offwell or Awliscombe. New ringers, including beginners, always very welcome. Contact Roger Sprigg or Mary Boulton (see Contacts).
No services – Church Closed
What to look out for in the future – Coronavirus permitting
Sat 13 June: Village Fete. Otter Inn CANCELLED
Friday 25 September: Harvest Supper
Sat 5 December: Christmas Market
SAFEGUARDING at St Michael’s – Promoting a Safer Church
St Michael’s Church, Awliscombe is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk to worship and grow in Christ safely. Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.
As a parish / church we have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.
Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church.
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church / parish.
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.
If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to:
* Jane Davies on 01404 44683
You could also contact the 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.