South Devon Evangelical Trust
Charity Trust Number: 1086361

South Devon Evangelical Trust (SDET) was established in 2001 to support Christian workers in churches across South Devon.

​Some time ago, opportunities were identified to develop Christian based projects within primary schools in and around Torbay. It became evident however that in order to pursue these projects we needed to align ourselves with an established charity holding similar objectives. During 2013, SDET became a franchise partner of Exeter ICE Charitable Trust which enabled us to undertake our schools work projects operating under the name of ICE Torbay.

SDET financially support the work of ICE Torbay and ‘Open the Book’.

In 2013, SDET employed Gemma Drew to work in primary schools within the Torbay area. Gemma had two roles –  ‘Open the Book’ Coordinator for the Torbay area and a Schools Worker for ICE Torbay. During September 2015, Nick Pitt joined the team as a Schools Worker (allowing a 3 month handover period before Gemma left to go on Maternity Leave in December.) Throughout 2016 demand for our activities grew steadily, allowing us to start working with several more primary schools. Towards the end of 2016 following her time taken on Maternity Leave, Gemma decided not to return to work but rather, to spend her time bringing up her new son.

In January 2017 Christine Hargreaves joined the team as a Schools Worker and a year later, in January 2018, Hazel Bennett also joined us having been offered a split role of ‘Open the Book’ Coordinator for the Torbay area and Schools Worker for ICE Torbay. Jude Baker joined the team in January 2022, as a part-time Administrator.

In July 2021, Exeter ICE Charitable Trust decided to terminate their franchise agreements with all franchise partners. SDET were granted permission to continue operating under the name of ICE Torbay, for our schools work projects.

SDET is committed to effectively and relevantly communicating the good news of Jesus to children and young people and to helping young Christians to share this good news with their peers.

Trustees of South Devon Evangelical Trust:

Mr George Bartlett (Chairman)
Mr Graham Massey (Secretary)
Mr David Ball (Treasurer)
Mrs Kathryn Bartlett
Mrs Gillian Harris
Mr Robert Perkin

Contact us:

Registered Office:

South Devon Evangelical Trust
Seaway Mount,
Seaway Lane,
TQ2 6PN.

Phone: (01803) 853772


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