Welcome to St Andrew's Halberton.
Each of the churches within The Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community fully recognizes and accepts the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy Statement “Promoting a Safer Church 2017” and commits to complying with the current Church of England and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. In so doing we will comply with the secular multi-agency safeguarding procedures relating to children and young people and adults experiencing or at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.
The rest of our Safeguarding Policy statement can be found on our Statements pages.
If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
• The name of our Mission Community Safeguarding Representative is Rev Glyn Lewry;
• His contact details are Tel: 01884 829356 or Email: [email protected]
• The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details - 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.”
The Parish of Halberton is situated to the east of Tiverton, equidistant from Taunton and Exeter, with easy access to the M5 corridor of Exmoor and Dartmoor and the beautiful south and north Devon coastlines.
Halberton is a thriving and growing community with many local amenities. It has a Methodist Church and ‘The Hickory’ public house and restaurant. There is a well-used village hall, where a regular outreach Post Office is located and a thriving Farm Shop with a cafe. The library van visits regularly and there is a very active village community with numerous clubs and societies.
St. Andrew’s Church, dates back to the 13th Century, with a 12th century pulpit and font and a 15th century screen. It is located at the centre of the village and is adjacent to the village Primary School. Worship is broadly traditional, Eucharistic vestments are used, and it has a mature and faithful congregation.
A number of regular local supporters assist with Church events, to help raise funds. These include the annual Church Fete, Concerts with visiting musicians, the Village Carol Festival and monthly Coffee Mornings held in parishioners' homes. During term-time, we have 'Tea and Cake' in church, after school for pupils, parents and carers from the Primary School. Children-focused services are held at Easter and Christmas.
A programme of improvements is in hand for the church including the installation of an inside toilet and kitchen, better lighting and the removal of some pews.
An exciting Ecumenical outreach is Sundaze which takes place in St Andrew's Church on the 1st Sunday of most months. This is planned and run by a working group from St Andrew's and the local Methodist Church.