Church of England Diocese of Exeter Buckfastleigh

About Us

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, 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, although sadly we are experiencing major water ingress problems that raise questions about the future of the building.

Our Sunday service at 10.45am mainly uses Morning Prayer or Holy Communion drawn from Common Worship.

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 on Fridays from 10am to 3pm (please use the hall door at the rear of the church) or 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.

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 and John Summers, and three readers: David Harwood, Jenny Holton and Pam Saunders.

For further information please see the church website www.stlukeschurchbuckfastleigh.org.uk and the mission community website www.dartandavonmissioncommunity.org.uk