Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St James' church building is currently closed.
In the these unsettling times please do continue to join us in prayer from wherever you are. Please see the Haldon Mission Community website for the latest information, resources to use, online services and the plans to re-open churches across the Haldon Mission Community.
For nine centuries, St James' Parish Church has sat at the heart of West Teignmouth.
For nine centuries the people of West Teignmouth have gathered in the church to celebrate their weddings and the births of their children. They have gathered to mourn their loved ones and to remember those who were lost at sea or whose final resting place is in a foreign field. For nine centuries the people of West Teignmouth have gathered in St James’ to share and join together in their worship.
Today, in the 21st century, and even in this time of global pandemic, St James' still stands as a constant reminder of our shared Christian heritage. We share in our worship; we share in the pain of bereavement and; we look forward to sharing the celebrations of love in marriage and of new birth.
Today, St James’ is still a place of stillness and calm in the busyness and uncertainty of life.
Today, St James’ remains a Christian presence at the heart of West Teignmouth, and we welcome you...
Opening of Churches for Personal Prayer and Reflection
We are now in a position to tell you when church buildings across the Haldon Mission community will be open for personal prayer and reflection.
From Wednesday 24 June
- St Michael’s, Teignmouth will be open 10am-2pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays
From Wednesday 1 July
- St Mary’s, Ideford will be open 10am-4pm on Wednesdays and Sundays
- St John’s, Bishopsteignton will be open 10am-12 noon on Wednesdays & 3-5pm on Sundays
Whether you normally worship in church or not, you are welcome to go into any of these churches at the days and times shown.
You will be able to go into the building to sit in the quiet and stillness of the church to pray and reflect as you wish. All we ask is that you observe social distancing, follow the safety guidance inside the church and clean your hands before and after entering. If you are suffering any symptoms of Coronavirus, please do not enter but seek medical advice.
Before lockdown, the churches in Ashcombe, Luton and St James' in Teignmouth were not normally open and the PCCs there have decided that will continue to be the case for the time being.
It also continues to be the case that there will be no public church services for the foreseeable future but we will be continuing online services for you to join – they are available at www.haldonteam.org.uk.
There is also a new Quiet Space (with resources to use) in the churchyard at St John’s in Bishopsteignton which is open all day, every day, for anyone to use. You are also welcome to use St James churchyard to enjoy a moment of quietness.
Supporting St James'
St James' relies on donations to provide pastoral care and support to everyone in our community. Now more than ever, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry.
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Thank you for your support.
St James' Parochial Church Council
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