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


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 12th July 2020

Our churches are now permitted to open for individual prayer and public worship.

Opening times are limited due to the restrictions required by the Church of England and the Government.

From 12th July 2020, service and opening times will be:


8.30 am Morning Prayer, St Maurice Church, Church Road, Plympton

5.30 pm Evening Prayer, St Mary’s Church, Market Road, Plympton 

6.30 pm Eucharist, St Mary’s Church, Market Road, Plympton



10.00 am Eucharist, St Maurice Church, Church Road, Plympton 

2.00 pm to 4.00 pm Individual Prayer, St Mary’s Church, Market Road, Plympton


10.30 am to 12.30 pm Individual Prayer, St Maurice Church, Church Road, Plympton 

Please note, access to the churches outside these times is not permitted. Times may change at short notice in response to a change in the government advice.

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

The Risk Assessment for opening the church can be found by clicking here: Phase 2 Church reopening COVID Risk Assessment (HSE Format)

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

***NEW PAGE – Our COVID-19 page has links and resources to support you whilst the buildings are closed

Details of collections for the Plympton Team Ministry Community Foodbank can be found below:

Please help raise extra funds for St Mary’s Church with your on-line shopping:


Co-op grant presentation

Team Rector Preb Robert Harris and Churchwarden Phil Smith receiving a cheque from the Co-op as part of their Community Grant scheme. This will go towards improving and upgrading the facilities in St Mary’s church hall. Thank you to the Co-op and to all those who supported St Mary’s through their membership.


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