It’s Goodbye to Nick, and Hello to Tom

The church was packed in May as the parish bade a fond farewell to the Rev. Nicholas Pearkes. Liz Miller proved a worthy competitor for Kirsty Young as she gently grilled Nicholas on his past history and musical preferences in his Desert Island Discs selection – a warm, wonderful and entertaining evening of celebration.

Rev. Tom BensonFollowing Nicholas’s retirement Littlehempston becomes part of the newly-formed benefice of the Dart Valley Mission Community. As well as our church, this comprises the churches of Buckfastleigh, Dean Prior, Staverton and Landscove. The parish is delighted to welcome our new vicar, the Rev. Tom Benson.

The first joint service for the 5 parishes, which will be the official launch of the Mission Community, will be on Sunday June 29th at 10.45am at St Luke’s Church, Plymouth Road, Buckfastleigh.

All are welcome!

There’s a new website at where you can find details of services and the contact information for the Rev. Tom Benson and other members of the team who will be helping to lead our services.