COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 24th February 2021

The Incident Management Group of the Plympton Team Ministry met on Wednesday 24th February to discuss the issue of the current closure of St Mary and St Maurice churches due to Covid-19.

Following the publication of the Government’s timetable for the easing of lockdown measures, it was decided to defer any decision until the 17th March in order to assess the impact of the first step of lockdown easing on local and national case numbers, and the associated risk to the public, our volunteers, and the clergy. We also await further detailed guidance from the Church of England. Our churches remain open for funerals in line with the government limits on numbers permitted to attend, and worship continues every Sunday at 10.00 am on Zoom.

We have a Eucharist service on Zoom at 10.00 am each Sunday, and would welcome anyone who wishes to join us. The service is friendly and informal, and lasts around 40 minutes. Please email plymptonteamministry@gmail.com for more information and the meeting code.

For urgent pastoral matters, contact the Rev Preb Robert Harris on 01752 658762

May God bless you and your loved ones, and keep you safe.

The latest advice for churches can be viewed by following this link:  www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

 Please check our Facebook page – St Mary’s Church Plympton for further information.

For urgent pastoral matters, please telephone 01752 658762, for other queries, please email plymptonteamministry@gmail.com

Our Sunday Eucharist is being live streamed via Zoom, please email plymptonteamministry@gmail.com for the code each week

The Plympton Foodbank is now operational and supporting households in need in Plympton. Donations of non-perishable items can be left at St Mary’s church hall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone.

  • The Parish Safeguarding representative for Plympton St Mary’s is Mr Sam Snelling who can be contacted by telephone 07841 018135 or email: safeguarding.plymptonstmarys@gmail.com

  • The Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details can be found at – https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/                                     The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Charles Pitman, telephone: 01392 345909

  • If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11

  • Other support agencies include:

    Plymouth Children’s Services 01752 308600
    Out of hours 01752 346784

    Plymouth Adult Services 01752 668000
    Out of hours: 01752 346984

    Plymouth Domestic Abuse Service 01752 252033

    Rape crisis 0808 802 9999

    NSPCC 0800 389 5344

    Childline http://www.childline.org.uk 0800 1111

The Parochial Church Council has formally adopted and fully implements the Church of England and Exeter Diocesan Safeguarding Policy for Children, Young People and Adults published October 2017.

A link to the policy can be found here: Diocesan-Safeguarding-Policy-Statement-2017 (3)

Any applicant wishing to help or work with any of our church groups, whether paid or voluntary, may be asked to agree to an Enhanced Plus check with the National Disclosure & Barring Service

Plympton Team Ministry (St Mary’s and St Maurice Churches) GDPR Privacy Statement is available here (click link)

team privacy notice v2 jan 2019

Plympton St Mary Electoral Roll privacy notice is available here (click link)

Electoral-Roll-PN-2019 (1) St Mary’s

Covid-19 Test and Trace

In line with Government guidance, we are asking everyone who attends St Mary’s church to register their name and contact telephone number in case it is requested by NHS Test and Trace. Our Covid-19 Privacy Notice can be read here:

Covid 19 Test and Trace Privacy Notice v1

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The tall granite tower of Plympton St. Mary can be seen from far away, it is a visible sign that Christian worship has been maintained here for centuries. The present building dates from 1311 – when it was part of Plympton Priory, one of the leading monastic houses in the South West of England.  Through the generations, the people of Plympton St. Mary have come to this church to worship God, to rejoice in times of joy and to seek comfort in times of sorrow.

Today we continue to celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ in the worship of the church, day-by-day and week-by-week.

This is a friendly and caring community and we aim to offer a range of services and activities for all ages.

We hope this website will provide useful information for all who use it