Marldon Church

Church Hill, Marldon, Paignton, Devon TQ3 1SL


This Sunday, we say a fond farewell to Revd. Steve Jones, Denise and family (& Winston) as Steve presides at his last service with us before moving to take up his post as Team Rector of the Benefice of Littleham Cum Exmouth with Lympstone. We have been richly blessed by Steve`s ministry in the team and his experience as a Baptist minister, Royal Marine, Police Officer and Barrister have not only shaped and informed his priestly ministry but been a rich gift to us.
Do join us for his farewell service at 10.00 am by zoom. Details of how to access this service are given with this bulletin and the zoom link and service sheet will be emailed out on Saturday.

We have replaced the 11.15am Facebook live service with a 10.00am Team Zoom Serviceevery week. The Zoom service has been successfully piloted by the St John`s congregation and it has the advantage of enabling others to lead parts of the service, incorporate hymns and music (via Diana`s mastery of spotify) as well as people being able to be seen on screen or heard via telephone link. If you are new to Zoom, we can probably help you to access this simple technology. Just send Diana an email on or call her on 01803 863394. This deepens our sense of community and team, helps you and the staff team to keep in touch with as many people as possible and it is good to share and benefit from good practice in the team.

Sunday Rota June 2020
Zoom Services 10.00 a.m. 7 June Trinity Sunday Eucharist DP JL; 14 June Trinity 1 Eucharist JL DP; 21 June Trinity 2 Eucharist DP JL

Stoke Gabriel 11.15 am Said Eucharist GS
Telephone Service 12 noon TG

 If you require help with this please get in contact with


If you feel able to support our lovely church, the Parish Giving Scheme is delighted to announce the launch of a new telephone service, designed to enable prospective donors to set up a regular Direct Debit donation to your parish over the phone. The service operates every weekday from 9-5pm

Prospective donors can set up a regular gift to our parish by calling the dedicated telephone line:  0333 002 1271

 One of their administrators will take you through the sign up process – this normally takes around 15 minutes. You will need to have the following information to hand:

  • Personal bank account details
  • The name of the parish they wish to donate to
  • They will need to confirm if they want to increase their gift in line with inflation each year
  • Confirm if they are eligible for Gift Aid
  • The PGS code for their parish (151502741)

Need to talk?
Volunteers from Totnes Anglican Churches are here to listen, in confidence, and offer prayer, if you would like it. For people of all ages, all faiths or none.

Phone: 01803 840265

If you get an email from anyone in the congregation asking you to do them a favour with no other particular details DO NOT REPLY, IT IS A SCAM. They are trying to get people to buy Goole Play cards and then send their bank details to be repaid. If you get an email like this from a known email address please send details to

New Totnes Mission Community Phone-in Service ofWorship starting 10th May
Perhaps you or a loved one would like to take part in an Anglican worship service on a regular basis, but you find that computers and the internet is not really your cup of tea! Next weekend we are introducing the trial of a new Phone-in Sunday Service of Worship. The service will be led by one of our Totnes minis-
try team and will take place at 12 noon each Sunday. The order of service for this gathering is attached (See below).

To access the service, simply dial 0333 0110 946 (charged as a local call) on your home phone. When asked for the room number please type in 27399033 followed by a symbol that looks like this # on your phone key pad (normally found in the bottom left hand corner of your phone’s keypad below the number 9). When asked for the Guest PIN number type in 6418 followed again by the same symbol #.You will then hear everyone else in the service and can speak when you wish to do so. No other buttonsneed to be pressed for you to take part in the service or just listen.
COMING SOON…. Totnes Mission YouTube channel

• Deborah now has set up a site on YouTube and her Facebook page called the Wisdom of Deborah.
She’s giving a “Thought for the day” until Pentecost

• John Luscombe is holding a Zoom Eucharist at 10 am on Sunday, if you would like to be involved then please send him an email.

Katherine Courtice is collecting prayer requests for people affected by the virus and will pass them all on to the priest leading prayers on a Wednesday. Any prayer requests (for the sake of restricting volume, mentioning only the first name and last initial of the person needing prayer (e.g. Steve J.) for people who are sick or bereaved are to be emailed to for inclusion in the Wednesday prayer list.

We are inviting people to stop and pray everyday at 12 Noon, reciting the Lord’s Prayer. In this we unite our voices and hearts before God, as we make our prayers and petitions.

South Hams DC Response Team

SHDC have created a Community Response Team.If you are in need – or know someone who is – you can register that need at the email address below or by calling 01822 813600 or 01803 861234 providing the relevant name, contact number and address where possible. Local voluntary groups can register by contacting the Council at the same email address

Totnes Food Bank  For all enquiries, please contact Liz Waterson: 01803 849345

God of compassion, be close to those

who are ill, frightened or in isolation.

In their loneliness, be their consolation;

In their anxiety, be their hope;

In their darkness, be their light;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


There will be no baptisms, weddings until further notice

Morning Praise taken from Common Worship (abridged)      Totnes Team Ministry Sharing together via the phone


Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and   the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all

All: And also, with you 

O Lord, open our lips

All: and our mouth shall proclaim your praise

Give us the joy of Your saving help

All: and sustain us with Your life-giving spirit

We have come together in the name of Christ to offer our praise and thanksgiving, to hear and receive God’s Holy Word, to pray for the needs of the world and to seek forgiveness of our sins that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may give ourselves to the service of God


Jesus says: ‘Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand’. So, let us turn away from our sin and turn to Christ, confessing in penitence and faith

All: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against our fellow men, in thought, word and deed;                                through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry and repent of all our wrongdoing.                                       Forgive all that is past, and grant that we may serve you in newness of life, to the glory of your name. Amen

May almighty God, who sent his Son into the world to save sinners, bring us His pardon and peace, now and evermore.  Amen

Blessed is the Lord

All: for he has heard the voice of our prayer

Therefore, shall our hearts dance for joy

All: and in our song we will praise God.

All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, Amen

The Gospel Reading

The Creed

We say the Creed together

We believe in God the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. We believe in God the Son, who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love. We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us with power from on high. We believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

The Intercessions

We begin our intercessions with the Collect set for the day.The leader will ask you for your prayer requests.

We conclude with The Lord’s Prayer

The Conclusion

The Lord bless us and preserve us from all evil and keep us in life eternal

All: Amen

Let us bless the Lord

All: Thanks be to God                                                            

The Grace                                                                

And may God’s peace be with us all Amen


Welcome to Marldon Church, whatever your reason for wanting to find out more about us!

We form part of the Totnes Team of nine churches, which offers a wide range of opportunities to journey in community and to grow in faith through traditional and informal worship, Open the Book, Messy Church, Junior church, House groups, Julian group, nurture courses and contemplative worship.

If there is a particular matter that we can help you with, whether that is planning a wedding, baptism or funeral or joining one of our groups or if you’d like to hear more about the charitable work we do locally, nationally and internationally, please contact us.

Whether you are new in faith or whether you have been a Christian for many years we recognise that growing in faith and being transformed by the knowledge of God’s unconditional love for each of us is a lifetime’s journey. We are companions on the way, learning from and with each other and supporting each other through the ups and downs of life.

If you come along to a service do introduce yourself and join us for coffee in the village hall after the service.

Rev. Debbie Parsons


“If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:

  • Our Team Safeguarding Representative is 01803 849345
  • Our Parish Safeguarding Representative is Mrs Stephanie Webb
  • The contact details for our Parish Safeguarding Representative:01803 524135
  • This is the link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details –

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.”

Should you wish to read the Parish Safeguarding Policy and supporting documentation in full, please contact Mrs Webb.