St Peter ad Vincula (St Peter in Chains) at Ashwater is part of the Ruby Country Benefice, with Beaworthy, Black Torrington, Clawton, Halwill, Highampton and Tetcott.

 

A warm welcome to all vistors to our site, whether you live in the Parish of Ashwater or in our neighbouring Parishes of Beaworthy, Halwill, Tetcott with Luffincott, Clawton, Black Torrington, Highampton, or wherever you might be. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

The next services at Ashwater St Peter ad Vincula

 

29 January 2023 11.00 am Benefice Communion  (at Halwill) 

 

5th February 09.30 am Holy Communion

 

19th February 09.30 am Morning Service

 

5th March 09.30 am Holy Communion

 

19th March 09.30 am Morning Service

 

2nd April (Palm Sunday) Procession and Holy Communion

 

3rd April (Monday) 7.00 pm Taize / Meditation Service

 

9th April (Easter Day) 09.30 am Holy Communion

 

16th April 09.30 am Morning Service

 

 

 

 

 

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Ashwater church is  open for private prayer.

Please see below.

 

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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.

 

 

CAN YOU HELP US? 

 

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

~ Volunteers to assist with various support roles to help keep the Church running, and support the work done by our temporary vicar Stephen whose duties cover multiple local Parishes as well as Ashwater

~ 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 sjmskinners@btinternet.com

 

 

 

Ashwater bellringers - the tradition continues

Part of village life for centuries

The bells at Ashwater have sounded out across the village for centuries. The recent interruption due to the Covid lockdown represents a mere hiccup in that history and a dedicated team continue the tradition.

Remembrance Day 2018

11 November 2018

 

Bellringers at Ashwater commemorated those who fell in the Great War by performing their own Act of Remembrance

 

Ringing for the Act of Remembrance were:-

Treble - Liz Martin

2 - Eric Moon

3 - Harvey Moon-Dix

4 - Pete Jennings

5 - Peter Potten

Tenor - Harold Jones

 

Congratulations to Harvey Moon-Dix, grandson of Eric Moon, on learning to ring for this occasion.

 

New bellringers welcome - hands on experience guaranteed

The bellringers at St Peter's are seeking eager volunteers to join them in continuing the proud tradition of bellringing at Ashwater.

 

If you are interested in joining the team or simply curious and want to find out more please contact Tower Captain, Liz Martin

 

fizzandliz@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Ashwater bellringers played their part in the Jubilee celebrations ringing the bells.

 

Ringing at Halwill Church on 3 June 2022 were Ashwater benefice bell ringers Eric Moon, Harold Jones, Liz Martin, Andrew Richards,             Harvey Moon-Dix and Peter Potten

Young ringer keeps it in the family

For generations the Moon family have been associated with Ashwater village and bell ringing. Eric Moon, who lives next to the church, has been ringing for over 70 years and is still going strong. His grandfather was instrumental in augmenting the original ring of five bells to six and having the bells rehung in 1929.

Four years ago, Eric’s grandson Harvey, then aged 12, started learning to ring about Easter time with the view to ringing on Remembrance Day that year, 100 years after WW1 ended. Harvey achieved that aim and has continued ringing. Unfortunately, covid stopped any ringing for quite a while but Harvey has stuck with it and is now a very proficient ringer. He is a member of the Ashwater benefice team and also practises with the Clawton team.

It was fitting that Eric should receive a 70-year award and Harvey a novice ringer award in May 2022 at theTamar Valley Guild of Ringers guild day, held at Ashwater. Only in recent years has Eric relinquished the role of tower captain. He no longer climbs the tower to maintain the bells or wind the clock. He freely offers advice to those carrying on with the work and the clock now has an electric winding mechanism. Whether it keeps such good time is debatable! Harvey maintains the tradition as he is always keen to assist with any maintenance work.

 

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Services

 

Services are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month at 9.30 am.

 

All are welcome.

- whether you are new to the area or just visiting

- whether you have lived in the area for some time but not been to Church before

- whether you have been a regular church-goer before and have not attended for some time - perhaps as a result of the Covid lockdown.

 

 

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

email: revstephenskinner@ashwaterparishchuch.com

 

Keep connected - building a community for all

 

Please keep in touch even if you cannot attend Church services - phone or email Steven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Prayer

Please contact Rev Stephen Skinner 

 

Tel 07546 920222

email revstephenskinner@ashwaterparishchurch.com

 

 

 

 

To get in touch please email: administrator@ashwaterparishchurch.com

 

 

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