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 remains closed, because we are unable to comply with the necessary requirements to open the building for private prayer.

The nearest churches open for private prayer are Tetcott and Halwill.

Special arrangements apply for funerals


Some simple Acts of Worship that people can use at any time, but especially on Sundays at 9.30am
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION Service Prayers dur[...]
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Comfy Chair Sheet for 12th July 2020
Our Weekly Pew Sheet has temporarily been replaced by a Comfy Chair Sheet
Pew sheet 12th July.pdf
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Services you may wish to watch or listen to, or join in with via Zoom

Holy Communion or Morning Prayer from our Benefice

11 a.m. every Sunday, led by Revd. Stephen

Benefice Compline Service

19:15 – 19:45 every Thursday led by Revd. Stephen

Sign up for these Zoom virtual Services at


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.


For the time being Ashwater Parish Church remains locked, but the time is coming closer when it will be open again, perhaps for private devotion at first, and then for public worship. What a joyful day that will be, though one tinged with sorrow for the people who have suffered during the current pandemic.
In the meantime we carry on the best we can, hopefully keeping some record of how our time has been spent.
It is hoped that the Ashwater Unlocked project will form part of our thanksgiving for the end of the current crisis.
Information about this project has been disseminated by various means.There are also hard copies in the village shop. Ask for a copy to be included with your groceries, if the shop delivers them to you. It would be very helpful to know if this idea has appealed to anybody. If you are interested, could you let Trevor May know? E-mail: Telephone 211523. You can get more information from him, including copies of the first two bulletins

Ashwater Lockdown Project details
Ashwater Lockdown 2.pdf
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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all services have been cancelled until further notice.


You can download simple acts of worship and prayers from the link on this page.


Please join with us at home, at 9.30 a.m every Sunday morning.


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

The church is now closed for private prayer.




To get in touch please email:



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