St Andrew’s,

Aveton Gifford

Service times.

Our Sunday services start at 11 am.

These include Holy Communion Services and there is Kids’ Church too on the second Sunday of each month. More details about this can be found below.

St Andrew’s has a choir and a prayer group which meet regularly, and a lively Church Missionary Society link with the Philippines.

Kids Church.

Children are warmly welcomed into the church at 11am on the second Sunday of every month. With fun games and activities, our Families Worker helps children in their journey growing to know and love the Lord Jesus.

For more information, see our page about Kids’ Church.

Aveton Gifford School

Our church is linked to the Church of England School in the village and the Vicar and our Families Worker visit there regularly, participating in school assemblies and working with the school’s Ethos Committee.

Our Missionary link.

We support Eric and Sandra Read in the Philippines through the Church Mission Society, with our prayers and giving.

Visit us.

We look forward to welcoming you to our church family and hope you will visit soon. We are in the heart of some of the country’s most beautiful countryside, with car parking, disabled access, a hearing loop, WC and baby facilities available.

Our History.

The parish church of St Andrew was described by W. G. Hoskins as 'one of the oldest and most interesting churches in Devon'. It was largely a cruciform building with a central tower and was completed in around 1250.

In 1942 it was said to be 'well cared for' in the church log: the following year it was almost destroyed in a raid by a group of German fighter bombers. The church was rebuilt by 1957 but subsequent structural problems led to the tower being reduced to two thirds of its original height. However the two-story porch survived, along with its richly moulded thirteenth-century doorways.

The PCC.

The current members of the Parochial Church Council are:

Nicola Smallridge - Church Warden - 01548 550100

Peter Fish - Church Warden - 01548 550044

Nicola Smallridge - Secretary

Joanna Smith - Treasurer

Maggie Skeates

John Rowse

Joy Winzer

Vanda Irish

Caroline Barker

Mary Fish

Mary Hodder

Costa Nassaris - Safeguarding - Tel: 01392 294969 Mobile: 07809 339501 - email:

Our Safeguarding Policy was adopted on 8th September 2021: click here to view

Our Charity Number: XN8114

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