St Andrew's Church, Buckland Monachorum

South Transept window St Andrews Church

Church of the Holy Spirit Milton Combe interior

Church of the Holy Spirit Milton Combe

St Andrew’s Church, Buckland Monachorum 

and the Church of the Holy Spirit, Milton Combe

Welcome to our website!

In view of the rising number of cases in this latest lockdown, the senior leadership team and PCC have decided to close our churches in Buckland Monachorum and Milton Combe for the next eight weeks, with immediate effect. As we draw individuals and families not only from our parish, but well beyond the immediate area, we also have a high percentage of those who are in the ‘vulnerable’ category. With the more virulent nature of this latest strain of COVID-19, the very real concern is our ability to ensure the safety of everyone who attends.  Of course, for many of us this news will not be welcome and cause some level of distress.
In all of this we want to love one another, and our communities well, and so we ask for your patience and prayers. Please know that it is with a heavy heart that we have reached this decision, and be assured it is a temporary arrangement. I pray that as one, we may look forward with hopeful expectation that the end may be in sight, and that in the meantime our Online Services, Family Focus slots, Zoom meetings, online Morning Prayer services, vitual homegroups and youth groups, along with phone buddy system and so on, will be helpful – offering spiritual sustenance to every member – although we know they will never be a substitute for meeting together.  
The churches will remain open throughout the day on Wednesdays and Sundays for private/individual prayer.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Rev. Andy Bowden 
Message from Bishop Robert Atwell | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Online for you…

We are publishing here recordings of services and messages for our congregations.
Please see our latest ‘virtual service’ on our Services page below, and their accompanying Resources for the Family Focus.

Revd Andy Bowden

See the latest message from Rev. Andy Bowden here

A prayer for those in isolation

God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation. In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope; in their darkness, be their light; through him who suffered alone on the cross, but reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For carers, hospital staff and researchers

Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick, and your wisdom to those searching for a cure. Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For infants or adults

Confirmation

Weddings

Funerals

Parish News & Outreach magazine

Youth Groups

Our links with schools & community

Contact us & directions

Calendar of events

Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
Regular bi-monthly meeting of the Parochial Church Council, for the moment online – would members please let Helen know if unable to attend.
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
8:00 am
A warm welcome to all who would like to join us on Zoom – please ask our Secretary for details.
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
8:00 am
Everyone is welcome to join our Friday Morning Worship (BCP), led by Andy Farmer, via Zoom.
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
This is a service especially for our young people, from Tom, our Youth & Children’s worker – please see the Resources that go with it!
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
Please join us by logging into our church website under Services and Messages, or going onto our YouTube Channel…
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
See your friends virtually after the Sunday Service – please contact Helen for login details.  
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
8:00 am
A warm welcome to all who would like to join us on Zoom – please ask our Secretary for details.
Jan 29 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
8:00 am
Everyone is welcome to join our Friday Morning Worship (BCP), led by Andy Farmer, via Zoom.
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
This is a service especially for our young people, from Tom, our Youth & Children’s worker – please see the Resources that go with it!
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
Please join us by logging into our church website under Services and Messages, or going onto our YouTube Channel…
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
See your friends virtually after the Sunday Service – please contact Helen for login details.  
Feb 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
8:00 am
A warm welcome to all who would like to join us on Zoom – please ask our Secretary for details.