St Andrew's Church
St Andrew's Church in Aveton Gifford was described by WG Hoskins as "one of the oldest and most interesting churches in Devon". Although much of the original fabric of the church was destroyed by bomb damage in 1943 and has been extensively restored, it still contains many items of local interest and historical value.
St Andrew’s is represented by Reverend Matt Rowland, who has developed strong links with or school. He meets with staff and children in order to support the spiritual development of the school and develop our Christian distinctiveness.
There is a service at St Andrew’s at 11.00am every Sunday except when there are five Sundays in the month.
The children and staff from Aveton Gifford Cof E (VC) Primary School go to church once a month in term time, and hold special services for the school Harvest Festival, Easter and both a traditional Nativity and a Christingle at Christmas.
Further information can be found on the Modbury Team Ministry website at:
Christingle Service - December 2019
Congratulations to all of the children who took part in our Christingle Church Service. All of the children read their Bible readings really well and retold the Nativity story. The children worked hard to make the Christingles and they looked beautiful lit up in the church. Everyone showed off their wonderful singing voices! Thank you to those who attended to support this. It is always a very special part of the school calendar.
Egrets visited the church today to find out about the different parts and what they are for. They learnt about the font, bells, lectern and also why the shape of the building is important. Thank you to Rev Matt for such an informative, engaging session.