April 19, 2011

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

We meet for worship every Sunday,
10.30am at St Michael’s.

For details of our social activities and all other meetings, see the side bar … together with links to our Facebook pages and all sorts of online resources.

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)

This weekend at St Barnacles …

October 27, 2016

clip_art_clock_01There’s lots going on this weekend at St Michael’s and St Barnabas, but unless you remember to adjust your clocks … you’ll be very, very early!! So on Saturday evening remember to put your clocks back one hour!


Saturday 10am – 3pm at St Michael’s
All ages welcome – £4 per head for materials
(including charity donation of £1)
Bring and share lunch


Sunday 5pm at the Vicarage
WATT (Women at the Table)
The gifts of the Spirit
All ages welcome – with cream tea!

And of course our usual Sunday worship
10:30am at St Michael’s
Holy Communion
with Junior Church

Mission Shed launch – Plymouth

October 27, 2016


Click on image for pdf flyer

Q: Who is this for?
A: Vicars, Curates, Lay leaders, Teams, and any individual wanting to be resourced to do church in new ways

Q: What’s it for?

A: Your local hub for enabling and resourcing growth in fresh / new expressions of church, or re-expressing traditional church; mentoring and training teams involved in connecting with our communities …

Why not come along and hear about what’s already happening and shape the Mission Shed agenda to support your needs in mission and growth in your part of Devon.

We look forward to seeing you all there,

Best Wishes,

Charlotte Vickers
Executive Officer, Diocese of Exeter

Praying around the world – Romania, Russia

October 21, 2016

Romania faces significant challenges at every level. Its population is declining as people look abroad for work, and there are huge social issues in one of the poorest nations in Europe. Most people belong to the Orthodox Church, but only in name. Pray for the renewal movement in that denomination, and give thanks that nonetheless gospel churches are growing and taking root.

• Pray for revival among nominal Orthodox Christians.

• Pray for Christian world view to replace believers’ old Communist thought.

• Pray for the Church of Jesus Christ to be unified in love.

Prayercast -Romania

Russia. Although it is a vast place of many different cultures and religion, Russian identity is closely bound up with the Orthodox faith. Recent laws have made it almost impossible for other churches to reach out with the gospel. Russian nationalism is promoting suspicion towards foreigners, and fuelling aggressive foreign policy. Pray for the people of Russia to find their true identity in a living relationship with Jesus Christ.

• Pray for true religious freedom to reign as discrimination and prejudices against evangelicals are rooted out.

• Pray for the millions who consider themselves Russian Orthodox to embrace spiritual change that leads to biblical faith.

• Pray for a hope for the future found not in drugs, alcohol, or crime, but in Jesus Christ alone.

Prayercast – Russia

Food justice … in Devon

October 19, 2016

Diocesan visit to Thika

October 19, 2016

Having welcomed visitors to our parishes from our twin diocese, Thika in Kenya, earlier this year, Bishop Robert is leading a group of nine on a return visit from 18-27 October … you can read his blog here. The group will be joined by a similar sized group from the diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf – the third diocese of our tripartite diocesan link.


Our diocesan visitors from Thika
with Bishop Robert, July 2016

Craft Day

October 18, 2016

This week is our Craft Day … St Michael’s church will be open all day, for you to bring your craft and stitch, paint, glue, create in company, or simply pop in for a cuppa and a chat. Bring some lunch to share.

Thursday, 10am – 4pm, St Michael’s


Tea at PPT(Bovey Tracey)

October 17, 2016

Yesterday, a large group of us accepted an invitation from PPT Bovey Tracey to join them for tea before their 5pm service.


PPT and St Michael’s & St Barnabas have been partners in mission for about four years now, and we have shared a number of visits. The aim of our link is to support each other in our very different contexts, and to stand together as witnesses to the gospel as revealed in the Bible.


We received a warm welcome, the tea was spectacular – the cakes were almost as good as at our coffee mornings! We really appreciated Rev Graham’s talk on Genesis 11:1-9, and the sung worship led by members of all ages and from both church families.

We were delighted in turn to invite members of PPT to both our coffee morning and Quiz Night in November … and assured them that they would receive an equally warm welcome.