About Us

Rev’d. Debbie Parsons

I taught English and was Senior Housemistress at Epsom College, a large coeducational day and boarding school in Surrey before becoming a priest. I am currently Team Vicar of Totnes (with seven parishes and nine churches) and from March 2016 look forward to serving as Chaplain to the High Sheriff of Devon in addition to my current responsibilities.

I am particularly drawn to monastic wisdom and contemplative prayer, relishing opportunities to engage with people, who would describe themselves as spiritual rather than religious. I delight in discovering the sacred in the ordinary. I am re-created by singing with Devonly Voices Community Choir, walking the coast path, Pilates, reading and relaxing with family and friends.

Rev'd. Julian Ould

I am grandly titled the Totnes Team Rector, which basically means I have oversight of nine parishes, including Marldon. I have been a priest for over 30 years, serving in parishes across the country, ranging from Tyneside in the Northeast to the Isles of Scilly in the far Southwest. I have currently been in the Totnes team for 10 years and also serve as the Rural Dean for the Totnes Deanery.

In addition to my ministry, which dominates my time, I have a passion for music and as well as supporting Church music, sing in a small secular choir, Cameo. However, I am never happier than when I am out and about in the parishes meeting people and sharing the joys of my Christian ministry.

Rev'd Jane Frost

As a late entrant to dog collar life, I am enjoying hugely being part of the Totnes Mission Community team. I have particularly relished putting down roots in Marldon’s school and church communities. Living near Dartington, with my husband, Richard, means cocker spaniel dog walking continues to be a daily pleasure of weekly life. I have been able to exercise a limited amount of my passion for gardening but hope to grow involvement beyond the community orchard in Week… Singing is another hobby but think inspirational choir rather than opera! A secondary school English teacher and school chaplain in my previous life, I have brought my love of live theatre, music and films with me. I still find it a real treat to emerge from a bookshop with a paperback purchase. Both our daughter and son know a book is a good gift for Mum! A cradle Anglican, I have been involved in a wide range of churches and look forward to sharing this stage of my Christian ‘journey’ with other ‘travellers’ and enquirers.

Rev'd Steve Jones

Steve is a minister with the Totnes Ministry Team, and lives in Marldon Vicarage (1 Love Lane, Close, Marldon). Many of the youth events take place, or start or finish at his house. He is married to Denise and they have two adult children, Katie and Charlie. Steve has been a Royal Marine, a police officer, a barrister and a Baptist minister. Steve lived and worked as a Baptist minister in the USA for ten and a half years before joining the Church of England. He has been involved with youth ministry for the last ten years.

Our Services

We warmly invite you to worship with us, and aim to create a relaxed atmosphere at our services. We welcome children at our services and for the younger ones we have a lovely space at the back of the church with toys, books and colouring activities where they can play if they wish. Older children are of course very welcome to join the Junior Church – please see their section for more info. We intend for our church and service to be accessible for all so if there is anything you need assistance with please speak to one of our Churchwardens.


Every Sunday: 9.15 a.m. Morning Worship

A service with a short talk and Holy Communion (with Junior Church in the village hall for the first part of the service.) Most services last about 70-75 minutes.


…But the 4th Sunday in the month: 9.15 a.m. Family Service

Less formal, with said mass. This is a more interactive service with the junior church joining in with presenting dramatised readings etc.


…And if there are 5 Sundays in a month

On the 5th Sunday we meet church members in one of the other Totnes team churches. There is NO service at Marldon that week!

The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the month: 10.15 a.m. Communion. A short, quiet service for prayer and reflection.


House Group

Fortnightly on Monday afternoons for lively discussion and thoughtful prayer. All warmly welcome at Linden Lea from 2.00 to 3.30 pm.

DATA PRIVACY NOTICE The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St. John Baptist, Marldon

  1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

  1. Who are we?

The PCC of St John Baptist, Marldon is the data controller (contact details below).  This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St John Baptist, Marldon complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: –

  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
  • To administer membership records;
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity;
  • To manage our employees and volunteers;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at St John Baptist’s and the other churches within the Totnes Mission Community;
  • To share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
  1. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and keep you informed about diocesan events.
  • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: –
    • the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
    • there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
  1. Sharing your personal data
    Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
  2. How long do we keep your personal data[1]?
    We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for link].

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

  1. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: –

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St John Baptist, Marldon holds about you;
  • The right to request that the PCC of St John Baptist, Marldon corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St John Baptist, Marldon to retain such data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
  1. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

  1. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Marldon PCC Secretary c/o The Totnes Rectory, Northgate, Totnes, TQ9 5NX. You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

[1] Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: – https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/structure/churchcommissioners/administration/librariesandarchives/recordsmanagementguides.aspx

                                                                

Churchwardens

Steph Webb
Fred Webb


Director of Music

Sally Martin


Junior Church Leaders

Sarah Cain
Teresa Woodcock
Steph Webb

Our usual Sunday services at Marldon in July, August and September are at 9.15 am.



All welcome to any or all of our services. We'd love to see you there!

Baptisms:
22nd July 2018 14.00 Marldon Lucas Andrew Elliot ABERCROMBIE
5th August 2018 9.15 Marldon Aurora Mavi Sizer
30th September 2018 14.30 Marldon Lyra Rose SLATTERLY

Events:
Marldon Apple Pie Fair Saturday 28th July
Team Service at Brooking at 10.30 a.m. 29th July
Totnes show Sunday 29th July
Sacred Space at 6.30pm at Dartington Village Hall
Confirmation Service at Britannia Royal Naval College 22nd July 2018. Rehearsal at 5.00pm. Service with Eucharist at 6.00pm.