Christenings

Everyone is welcome to have their children christened in their parish church, and we would love to meet you if you would like to have your child christened/baptised at St John the Baptist. The christening is usually part of a main Sunday service but it is also possible to arrange, at a different time, a special service.

All you need to know about planning and going to a Church of England christening can be found on: churchofenglandchristenings.org. It also includes information about another church service to say thank you to god for your child. It’s possible to have this service instead of a christening if you decide that now isn’t the right time to have your child baptized.

You might also choose this service when your baby is just born, or if you have adopted a child into your family and you simply want to celebrate this with special words said by a vicar in church.

Whatever the reason, your vicar will be delighted to talk to you about this service: https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/for-parents/thanksgiving-service.

Since the govt. introduction of emergency measures, Churches are now not allowed to be open at all, even for private prayer, though we are still continuing ministry, prayer and worship but in a different way.

Katherine Courtice is going to be collecting prayer requests for people affected by the virusand will pass them all on to the priest leading prayers on a Wednesday. Please advertise widely in your communities that 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 totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com 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.

Parish Caring Service We are in the process of setting up a telephone listening and befriending service, please contact totnesteamadmin@googlemail.com for any requests and these will be dealt with as soon as possible.

South Hams DC Response Team SHDC have created a Community Response Team, who are already talking to Town and Parish Councils. Their work to help, support and protect the most vulnerable people will develop over the coming week, as they work with their partners, including local voluntary groups.
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 CommunityCoordination.Covid19@swdevon.gov.uk

Totnes Food Bank For all enquiries, please contact Liz Waterson: liz.waterson29@gmail.com 01803 849345

Totnes Food Bank

There will be no baptisms, weddings until further notice

Baptisms
Kion Lee SYLVESTER


Weddings:

5th September 1400 Stephen Matthew Kerwin & Kimberley Jayne Parker Wedding Blessing