The Bishop of Crediton and Parish Representatives are delighted to announce that, subject to the completion of the statutory formalities, an offer of the post of Associate Priest (Team Vicar Designate) in the emerging Crediton Ministry Hub has been made to The Rev’d Robert Gordon, who is currently Rector of Tiverton St Peter and Chevithorne with Cove and Priest in Charge of Tiverton Saint Andrew in this Diocese and that offer has been accepted.

His licensing by the Bishop of Crediton will take place at a venue to be advised on Wednesday, 14th July.

Please note that all Zoom connection details change every week – contact the church office if you do not receive them by e-mail. Phone details remain the same. We look forward to seeing and hearing you again this week.

Lunch on the Go
The churches of Tiverton and other organisations including CHAT and the Town Council have come together to offer help to any in need at this time. Lunch on the Go is available at different locations in town between 11.00 and 1.00 Monday to Friday. St Peter’s have teamed up with Tiverton Baptist Church to offer hot soup, information and a listening ear on Tuesdays. Please pray for us.

To give to the Exe Valley Mission Community, please use account number 54731690 and sort code 60-21-27. Please use the reference EVMC services.
To give to St Peter’s Church PCC, please visit our Give-a-Little page by clicking here. Please use the reference St Peter’s services.
Thank you for your support. It is much appreciated.

Online Services
Don’t forget: the Sunday services over the last month are on our website. You can listen by clicking here or going to the ‘Services and Extracts’ page from the ‘Services’ tab on the Menu. Our thanks to Stephen Roche and Dave Burton for making this happen.

Thank you all for your support. With our continued love and prayers,

Steph & Robert

April Parish Magazine

The St Peter’s, Tiverton and St Thomas’s, Chevithorne with Cove Church Magazine for April 2021 is now available to read: click the magazine cover to the right. For previous issues, go to the Parish Magazine page.


All requirements of the DAC have now been fulfilled. Our application was recommended and accepted at the DAC meeting on 14th May 2020, but permission from the Chancellor of the Diocese has been delayed while the relocation of the library was considered and the correct form of words established. The Chancellor has a six- to eight-week period, ending on 5th April 2021, to consider his approval. The Registrar has been informed that the DAC supports the moving of the library. The detailed drawings are published on this website. Click in this link.

Our architect published his tender report on 17th March, and this is now being scrutinized by the Project Management Group in advance of a special PCC meeting to agree the way forward. Four tenders were received, ranging from £517,216 + VAT the lowest to £594,488 + VAT the highest. Subject to certain areas of clarification, the architect has no concerns about proceeding with the lowest tenderer.

Work on the new toilet block may commence once social distancing requirements in the workplace are eased.

Heartfelt gratitude is expressed to David Ricks, without whose work, professional experience and persistence we would probably not have achieved this very welcome outcome.

Here are a few things to remember when accessing the conference call at 10 am on Sunday:

  • The text of the Order of Service is available by clicking the link on our Services page. It will be emailed to those for whom we have up-to-date addresses.
  • The number to join the conference call and the access code are on the Order of Service.
  • There is also a Zoom video option. For Zoom connection details, please email or call the Church office ( tel. 01884 242991).
  • Steph and Robert will start the call at 9.45am, providing a 15-minute window for people to join and greet each other before the service starts.
  • You may have to try several times.
  • Please then wait until we begin our service at 10.00am.
  • We will start our worship at 10.00am.
  • Once started we will remotely mute your microphones so background noise does not interrupt the flow.
  • If you cannot access the call until after 10.00am don’t be afraid to keep trying – but remember that we will have started. Try and remember that unless you’ve engaged your mute button any noise can be heard.
  • Thank you to all those who said the service at home.

The online (Zoom) and conference call phone service will be the same as the published service (see the Order of Service link above).

Notes for Zoomers
If you are joining us via Zoom and you want the order of service in front of you without having to print it first, please follow these instructions to see it on your screen alongside Zoom. This should work for Windows 10 users. Users of other operating systems, iPads etc may need a different approach.

Step 1 open the order of service on your computer or download it and use a pdf reader.

Step 2 start Zoom and join the service
DO NOT ENTER FULL SCREEN (if you do, use the EXIT FULL SCREEN button or ESC to return to the smaller window)
You should now have both the Zoom picture and the order of service on your screen side by side

Step 3 if you need to separate the two open windows, place the cursor on the top bar of either, then left click and hold to drag the window to left or right

Step 4 use your mouse or Page Up / Page Down buttons (up / down arrows) to scroll through the service

If you are using a PC to zoom you may also follow the order of service on your smart phone by opening the St. Peter’s web site in a browser (safari, firefox or edge).


St Peter’s Church
St Peter Street
EX16 6RP

Telephone: 01884 242991



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