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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 pattern for the month is:


First Sunday in the month - Sunday Worship

Second Sunday in the month - Holy communion with group for children aged 0-10

Third Sunday in the month - Holy Communion or Morning prayer (led by a member of the congregation)

Fourth Sunday in the month - Sunday Worship or Holy Communion (Traditional language)


When there are five Sundays in the month, the church has a team communion service at one of the churches in the team. 


The children and staff from Aveton Gifford Cof E (VC) Primary School go to church once a week 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:

"I will make you fishers of men" - Saint Andrew

Our school mural, funded by the trustees of St. Andrew's Church, is a depiction of Saint Andrew painted in the style of the illustrations to the story of 'The Mousehole Cat'.  We think that this beautiful, vibrant art-work highlights the strong links our school has with our village church and the community.