St George's Church Dittisham
Welcome to St. George's Church, Dittisham
The parish is in interregnum but Churchwardens Peter Smyth & Charlotte Anderson, Father Andrew our Curate and Father Bob our Associate Priest along with all the congregation of St. George’s look forward to welcoming you to this worshipping and caring church that seeks to serve God, the people of Dittisham and its visitors. The church is normally open between 10am to 4pm and we feel sure that you will enjoy a visit as St. George's church is for everyone, it is well used, loved and cared for by parishioners; the views from the outside of the church are wonderful, with the beautiful River Dart (a boundary for the parish) and sight of Haytor in the distance up on Dartmoor.
Public services have restarted in St. George's Church and the church has re-opened its doors for individual prayer, reflection, meditation or just a space to find some peace and quiet; it will be open every day 10am - 4pm. Social distancing guidelines and the wearing of masks when a service is held, along with use of hand sanitiser must be strictly observed. Visitors are requested to stay within the designated space which might be set aside in the church. Hand sanitiser will be placed for use on entering and on leaving the church - WELCOME! We will be also be streaming online reflections and services so please do stay in touch. Please contact the churchwardens or clergy if you need anything.
Ordinarily, St. George's holds services every Sunday at 9.15am. A Eucharist is usually held on 1st, 3rd & 4th Sunday of the month, with Village Worship on 2nd Sunday. Before Covid19 on a 5th Sunday of a month a joint Eucharist was held at 11.00am in one of the four churches of the Dartmouth & Dittisham Benefice. We aim to keep the Gallery section of ACNY up-to-date with a poster of the current month's services in Dittisham. These posters are also placed on the noticeboards around the village.
The parish of Dittisham: St George is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Exeter’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Parish Safeguarding Rep. Jill Cawley/Christine Brooker (Benefice Office) 01803 835540</span>
Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Team:
Benefice Safeguarding Policy Statement:
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call
Childline on 0800 11 11