April 16, 2019
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)
June 26, 2019
The church council of St Michael and St Barnabas had a very special time of prayer and planning last Saturday, looking at our Mission Action Plan, and seeing what the Lord might be saying to us at this time. Although we had many new ideas, the basic outline of our Mission Action Plan still follows the original vision given us back in 2012.
We’re going to relaunch our Mission Action Plan (or MAP for short) this Sunday 30th June at our morning service at 10.30am. It will shape our church life for the next few years, so will you join us? Whether you are newcomer or already a member, come along and share in the vision! We would love to see you there.
June 22, 2019
But God …
Two short words in the Scriptures which, when put together, reveal God’s amazing good news! Something was lost but is now found! Someone was dead but is now alive!
So starts Peter & Sally’s latest newsletter, perhaps their last from Paraguay since they retire and return home to Doncaster in October. You can read the letter by clicking on the image below …
One particular prayer need is that there have been heavy rains and much flooding throughout Paraguay, in the Chaco region (the uplands) and in two major cities, Asuncion and Concepcion. You can read about how the local churches have worked together to gather relief supplies, how it affected the foster home project, and how the needs continue as the waters have not yet receded. One bonus is that there are now plenty of fish for food in the swollen rivers!
Following Peter and Sally’s retirement, CMS have suggested a new mission partner for us … so watch this space for news 🙂
June 19, 2019
Since 1st January Revd Tim has been overseeing our sister church St Aubyn’s down in Chapel Street, Devonport. Now that all the legal processes have been completed, it has now been confirmed that from 1st July there will be a new united benefice of St Michael and St Barnabas with St Aubyn’s. We must find a shorter working title! Please pray for both churches as we enter a time of new partnership and, with the Lord’s blessing, growth.
If you can’t make a Sunday morning at St Michael’s, why not come along to St Aubyn’s? We meet on Thursdays at 10am for a service of Holy Communion or on Sundays at 3pm for All-Age Worship. Everyone welcome!
June 18, 2019
The Open Church puzzle challenge continues …
June 13, 2019
Have you ever wondered what our children get up to when they go out to Junior Church during the service?
Here are Karen’s notes from last Sunday’s Pentecost service so you can see the type of things they do together – click on link below. 🙂
Junior Church Pentecost
Please continue to pray for the Junior Church team of Karen, Beth and Gill, and their helpers, as they prepare and lead each session, and for the children to learn about the love of God and all that Jesus has done for them, and for their parents.
June 13, 2019
Hard on the heels of Thy Kingdom Come, we held another Family Party on Tuesday.
There were a good number of children that had come previously – so we must be doing something right! – as well as a few new faces. Everyone – including the adults – enjoyed themselves … and we even had tears from one little girl when it was time to go home!
But there will be another opportunity to join in the fun next month, when once again we’ll have food, a quiz, games and Karaoke.
The team put on some worship music while they cleared up after everyone had gone and the atmosphere was full of praise and worship while they worked … so they continued on into a spontaneous time of prayer and worship. All of which means that the adults are looking forward to the next Family Party as much as the children!
Our next event is on July 9th, St Michael’s Church, 4-6pm. Adults must bring a child with them.
June 8, 2019
TKC – Pentecost
As we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, there are plenty of opportunities for praise, worship and fellowship together …
10:30am @ St Michael’s – Holy Communion
From 12:30pm @ Devonport Park – picnic in the park
Bring your own food … gather in St Michael’s if it’s raining
3pm @ St Aubyn’s – CTiDS Joint Churches worship
Celebrate Pentecost together with other local churches
followed by refreshments (more food!)