WELCOME!

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)

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175 years of St Michael’s

November 23, 2017

To mark the 175th anniversary of St Michael’s Church, we are planning a year of celebrations throughout 2018.

Our draft programme of special events for 2018

Proposed timetable – subject to change!

  • Sunday 7th January – Churches Together Celebration Service – 4pm at St Michael’s
  • Saturday 10th February – Special event for couples married at St Michael’s – 3pm at St Michael’s
  • Easter Sunday 1st April – Invite back those who have been baptised or confirmed at St Michael’s
  • 10th – 20th May (Ascension to Pentecost) – Thy Kingdom Come
  • Saturday May 12th – History exhibition
  • Saturday 29th September – St Michael’s Day – Service of confirmation and baptism led by Bishop of Exeter
  • Thursday 1st November (All Saints Day) – A service for all those who have been bereaved
  • Sunday 11th November – Remembrance Service in Devonport Park, marking 100 years since the Armistice

If you have any further suggestions, or offers of help, please see Revd Tim or any member of the PCC.

To mark the year, Revd Tim has set up The Jubilee Fund a special collection which we will allow to grow as we fund raise throughout 2018. We will then decide how to use it for a specific project towards the further growth of St Michael’s as we continue to fulfil our MAP, making Jesus known by …

Being with Jesus
Being with each other
Being in the wider community


Quiz Night

November 22, 2017

Our next Quiz Night is on Friday, December 1st, 7pm at St Michael’s. Teams of six, nibbles provided, bring your own drinks, £1 a head, in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK …

the UK’s leading charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Founded as a patients’ association in 1979, we now have 35,000 members across the UK. These aren’t just people who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – our members also include their families and friends, health professionals and others who support our work. They’ve helped us set up 50 Local Networks across the nation. These arrange educational meetings, generate publicity and organise fundraising.

We work to make life better for the 300,000 people in the UK with Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of IBD.

Raffle prizes welcome 🙂


Praying around the World – Tunisia

November 16, 2017

Tunisia was the birthplace of “Arab Spring” in 2011, but although greater freedom came about, more militant Islam is on the rise. There are only a handful of native Tunisian Christians in an overwhelming Muslim land, and so many Tunisians have never heard the gospel. Pray that by any means possible the good news of Jesus Christ will be heard and those who have chosen to follow Him will know they are not alone.

There are an estimated 13,000 Christians in Tunisia, barely one quarter of one percent of the population, and most of these are non-Tunisian. Nearly a third do not congregate with other believers as they live far from one another. Christians face persecution from family and friends, and following Jesus risks their jobs, social stature, and pressure from authorities. Persecution has increased since the revolution, and several church leaders have left the nation due to threats. Without these leaders, evangelism and discipleship are becoming increasingly difficult. Of the 23 people groups in Tunisia, 14 have never heard the Good News. Christian literature cannot be openly distributed, but Christian media has been blossoming as a result of the press freedoms. (Prayercast)

• Pray for The Lord of the harvest to raise up workers to reach the millions of unevangelized in Tunisia.

• Pray for believers in Christ to have endurance as they live by faith.

• Pray for the government to officially recognise the Tunisian church.


REMINDER – Craft Day

November 15, 2017


Remembrance

November 12, 2017

Around 500 people gathered this morning at the War Memorial in Devonport Park for our annual Act of Remembrance

There were a number of groups on parade, from HMS Vivid to the Scouts and cadets

The Morice Town Salvation Army band accompanied the traditional hymns, assisted by the local community choir. As part of the service, Revd Tim read various scriptures, and also this poem:

Solomon in all his glory

Still I see them coming, coming,
In their ragged broken line,
Walking wounded in the sunlight,
Clothed in majesty divine.

For the fairest of the lilies,
That God’s summer ever sees,
Ne’er was clothed in royal beauty
Such as decks the least of these.

Tattered, torn, and bloody khaki,
Gleams of white flesh in the sun,
Raiment worthy of their beauty,
And the great things they have done.

Purple robes and snowy linen
Have for earthly kings sufficed,
But these bloody sweaty tatters
Were the robes of Jesus Christ.

By Geoffrey Anketell Studdart Kennedy aka “Woodbine Willie”

Many wreaths were laid, and following the service, as has become our local custom, individuals added their own tributes by laying their poppy, or a cross, in a personal act of remembrance.

Next year will, of course, be the centenary of the Armistice, on Sunday November 11th, 2018.


Craft Day – November

November 12, 2017


Lest we forget

November 11, 2017

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Join us tomorrow at St Michael’s at 9.30am for a service in church before we process to the War Memorial in Devonport Park for an Act of Remembrance at 10.50am.

We will remember them.