We are the parish church for Buckfastleigh and the surrounding area, and aim to provide a warm welcome to all, whether local or visitors. Our Mission Vision is to be a seven-day-a-week church which brings the love of Jesus to the community around us and which helps all to grow in the Christian faith.
The original parish church, Holy Trinity, was on the hill to the north of the town, but was reduced to a shell by fire in 1992. (For pictures of Holy Trinity Church please see the photo gallery). The graveyard is still used for burials and there are occasional weddings by special licence, but the decision was made to redevelop the existing chapel-of-ease, St Luke's, in Buckfastleigh itself. So a new church building was opened in 2002. This new St Luke's provides a striking modern worship area, with attached lounge, side chapel, office, toilets, etc, and with a large hall below the worship area.
DURING THIS TIME OF LOCKDOWN WITH THE CORONAVIRUS, MANY OF OUR NORMAL ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED, BUT WE ARE STILL FUNCTIONING, OFFERING HELP AND SUPPORT - PLEASE SEE THE "NEWS AND DIARY" PAGE OF OUR CHURCH WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS.
Our Sunday service at 10.45am mainly uses morning prayer drawn from Common Worship. Other services are uploaded to the internet The church is also open for private prayer Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm.
We seek to serve our area, and to offer pastoral care for those who are lonely, or in times of illness, or for funerals. A foodbank also runs in the church operating by telephone access - CONTACT 07730575312 FOR HELP.
Although there is very limited parking at the church itself, the town car parks are only a very short distance away, (and are free on Sundays).
The parish is part of the Dart and Avon Mission Community, which also includes:
St George the Martyr, Dean Prior
St Matthew, Landscove
St John the Baptist, Littlehempston
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Rattery
St Petroc's, South Brent
St Paul de Leon, Staverton
The team rector for the whole mission community is Tom Benson - please see the "get in touch" page for details. He is assisted by a ministry team consisting of team vicar Gina Radford (based at the South Brent and Rattery end of the mission community), curate Laura McAdam, retired ordained ministers George Day, John Summers and Peter Taylor, and three readers: David Harwood, Jenny Holton and Pam Saunders.