WELCOME!

April 16, 2019

Welcome to the website of the churches of
St Michael’s and St Barnabas, Devonport.

Our main worship service remains online, at 10:30am each Sunday morning via our Facebook page.

Under the new national lockdown, announced 4th January, we are suspending services in church until further notice. 

Our main concern is for the well-being of the church family and that of the wider community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have particular needs for prayer, or need support or a listening ear. We are aware that these prolonged restrictions are affecting all of us in profound ways. Yet at the same time we believe the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever, and we want to encourage everyone to find hope and strength in Him.

Our online activities continue, and everyone is warmly welcomed to join in. Most are by Zoom but don’t be afraid to ask us for a link or help in getting online! For details see What’s On and do use the side bar for our sitemap and many other useful links.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)


Daily broadcast 27 Jan 21

January 27, 2021

Caring for God’s creation – Gen 1:28-31:


Questions from Sunday

January 26, 2021

At the end of his sermon on Sunday, Revd Tim asked three questions for everyone to consider:

  • How aware are you of the voices that would seek to undermine or weaken your faith?
  • How have you learnt to discern God’s voice over the years?
  • How are you growing in your faith in these particularly difficult times?

We will be looking at our passage – Genesis 15:1-6 – on Thursday evening in our small group and considering these questions in more detail. Everyone welcome – do just ask us for the Zoom link!


Daily broadcast 26 Jan 21

January 26, 2021

Sex and gender – Genesis 1:26-27:


Nicci Maxwell – exciting developments

January 26, 2021

Read Nicci’s latest newsletter HERE

She writes …

While Potter’s Village is marvellous and has an important role to play, it still does not reach the poorest part of the population who cannot afford to pay for its services. I am currently exploring various ways in which I might use my skills to impact positively on healthcare for those people, particularly teaching and training the health workers who serve them in some of the most remote parts of the district. I’ll still be at Potter’s for at least 2 days and 2 nights each week plus some weekend work too. Please pray that I will make the right choices about how to make best use of my time and the opportunities available.

Nicci Maxwell – Potter’s VIllage, Uganda

Daily broadcast – 25 Jan 21

January 25, 2021

Your God is too small – Gen 1:14-19:


This week’s notices – Jan 24

January 24, 2021

NOTICES

Services suspended – Under the new national lockdown, announced 4th January, we are suspending services in church until further notice. We have the Bishop’s dispensation not to hold services at St Michael’s or St Aubyn’s until 1st March, but this will be reassessed whenever restrictions change..

Online activities – Our services and other activities continue online (see calendar), and everyone is warmly welcomed to join in. Most are by Zoom but don’t be afraid to ask us for a link or help in getting online!

Giving online COMING SOON – A few folk have asked for an online donation facility, and we now have a church PayPal account. Once this is verified, we will be able to accept donations via our website, or from any PayPal account using the church email address … stmichaelsdevonport@outlook.com

CALENDAR

All activities currently online – please ask us for the links.

Monday, 25 January
17:15 – 17:45 – Junior Church

Tuesday, 26 January
09:00 – 10:00 – Morning Prayer
10:30 – 12:30 – Open Church

Wednesday, 27 January
19:30 – 21:30 – Wednesday group

Thursday 28 January
10:00 – 11:00 – Morning Prayer (St Aubyn)
19:30 – 21:30 – Vicarage group

Saturday, 30 January
19:15 – 21:45 – Quiz Night


Sunday morning worship 24 Jan 21

January 23, 2021

We welcome everyone to join us tomorrow online for our service. The service starts at 10.30am but we will be live from 10.20am.

Tomorrow we will be trialling Facebook Premiere – this will be in place of our watch party, and will enable everyone to watch live. Please contact us if this presents any technical difficulties!

You can download the order of service here:

You can also find the online service recorded on Rev Tim’s Vimeo account – just click here


Daily broadcast 21 Jan 21

January 21, 2021

Biodiversity – Gen 1:11-13, 20-25


Daily broadcast 20 Jan 21

January 20, 2021

Science and faith – Gen 1:6-10:


Our first Quiz Night of 2021

January 19, 2021

Throughout the pandemic and various stages of lockdown, social distance and other restrictions, our 2020 Quiz Nights offered us opportunity for community, friendship and fun … and occasionally some brain ache!

Our first Quiz Night of 2021 is on Saturday, 30th January, online from 7:15pm for 7:30pm (note new time) … rounds as always provided by participants, so if you would like to offer us a round of ten questions, please let Lynda know 🙂 Let the fun commence!

Everyone welcome. Please ask us for the link. Bring your own refreshments. Play as a team or individually. Question setter’s decision final (but occasionally open to debate 😉 )


Questions from Sunday

January 19, 2021

At the end of his sermon on Sunday, Revd Tim asked three questions for everyone to consider:

  • What stops you from praying, and why do we so often feel so inadequate in prayer?
  • What pattern of prayer do you have, and how might it need to change?
  • What part does the Bible play in your prayer life?

We will be looking at our passage – Matthew 6:5-15 – on Thursday evening in our small group and considering these questions in more detail. Everyone welcome – do just ask us for the Zoom link!


Daily broadcast 19 Jan 21

January 19, 2021

“Let there be light…” Gen 1:3-5:


Daily broadcast 18 Jan 21

January 18, 2021

“In the beginning, God…” – Genesis 1:1-2:


This week’s Notices

January 17, 2021

CALENDAR

All activities currently online – please ask us for the links.

Monday, 18 January
17:15 – 17:45 – Junior Church

Tuesday, 19 January
09:00 – 10:00 – Morning Prayer
10:30 – 12:30 – Open Church
15:00 – 16:00 – PCC meeting, St Aubyn’s

Wednesday, 20 January
19:00 – 21:00 – PCC Meeting, St Michaels’s
19:30 – 21:30 – Wednesday group

Thursday, 21 January
10:00 – 11:00 – Morning Prayer
10:30 – 12:00 – Time to Pray, informal prayer
19:30 – 21:30 – Vicarage group

Friday, 22 January
19:30 – 20:30 – All Things Yoof

NOTICES

Under the new national lockdown, announced 4th January, we are suspending services in church until further notice.

Our main concern is for the well-being of the church family and that of the wider community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have particular needs for prayer, or need support or a listening ear. We are aware that these prolonged restrictions are affecting all of us in profound ways. Yet at the same time we believe the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever, and we want to encourage everyone to find hope and strength in Him.

Our online activities continue, and everyone is warmly welcomed to join in. Most are by Zoom but don’t be afraid to ask us for a link or help in getting online!


Sunday morning worship 17 Jan 21

January 16, 2021

Join us for worship online for our service tomorrow – the watch party starts at 10.20am and the service itself starts at 10.30am. Newcomers and visitors are very welcome!

If you want to download the order of service the link is here:

You can also find the online service recorded on Rev Tim’s Vimeo account – just click here