St Peter ad Vincula (St Peter in Chains) is part of the Ashwater Benefice, with Black Torrington and Highampton.


A warm welcome to all vistors to our site, especially during these difficult times - Ashwater, Beaworthy, Halwill, Tetcott with Luffincott, Clawton, Black Torrington, Highampton, or wherever you might be. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ.




Ashwater church is  open for private prayer.

Please see below.


Some simple Acts of Worship that people can use at any time
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION Service Prayers dur[...]
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Pew Sheet for 7th march 2021
Weekly news for the Ashwater Benefice, with Black Torrington and Highampton
PEW SHEET 7th March 2021.pdf
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Services you may wish to attend, watch or listen to, or join in with via Zoom





                                        Daily Service BBC Radio 4          9.45 a.m. week days

                                        Sunday Worship BBC Radio 4     8.10 a.m.

                                        Choral Evensong BBC Radio 3    Wednesday at 3.30 p.m. repeated Sunday at 3.00 p.m.


Ashwater Church Council decided at their recent PCC that they urgently need some additional help for the future efficient running of the Church. The areas where help is needed are:

~ Financial support, grant and income generation

~ Administrative support, including with the Diocese

~ Publicity and Communication to the wider community

~ Church building care, maintenance and development.


St Peter’s does not have any churchwardens, and too much responsibility falls on just a few shoulders. We need more people to get involved from both within the regular church congregation and villagers who might attend less frequently. We are seeking for volunteers who have the energy and drive to help move our church here forward, post Coronavirus. So, if you think you might be able to help in any of the above ways (or any other positive ways) then please contact Revd Stephen Skinner on 01237 431622, or at


We aim to have improved arrangements for managing our church in place for the (postponed) Annual Parochial Church Meeting, which will now be held in October.


Ashwater Lockdown Project details
Ashwater Lockdown 2.pdf
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Services are not permitted at present.


Need to talk?

It doesn't matter if you normally attend church or not, we are here for you. If you would like to speak to someone about how you are feeling, or if you need help please call:


Rev Stephen Skinner

Tel: 07546 920222



Keep connected

Although we can't visit each other, we can still keep in touch, by phone, email or by writing a letter.


You can share what you've been doing, during this period of separation.


Click here to visit the Keep Connected page


Private Prayer

Arangements will be announced shortly.




To get in touch please email:



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