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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TODAY!

July 19, 2018

Craft July


Sunday’s sermon – July 15th

July 17, 2018

For 2018, as we post each Sunday’s sermon on our Ministry website, we will post a link here on our main site, along with a few short questions to help you apply the word of God to your life in practical ways.

Do post any comments, reactions or questions on this post … everyone is welcome to join in the discussion 

Revd. Tim’s sermon from July 15thContinue to live in Him, is now available; part of our series on The church God wants us to be. Simply click on the title for the link … if you weren’t able to come to church on Sunday, or if you would like to read through it again, do take a look.

Questions:

1. Why would you say it is so important to attend church week by week?
2. Can you see the difference that faith in Jesus Christ has made to your life?
3. How can we help one another become the church Jesus intends us to be?

Turn your answers into prayer.

All our teaching materials are available at stbarnacles2.wordpress.com


How do I read the Bible?

July 16, 2018

 


Calling all pray-ers

July 10, 2018

prayer walk

This Thursday is the second of the month, so it must be time for another prayer party! Only this month we are going to do things a little differently. We will meet at St Michael’s on July 12th at 6pm and then we will prayer walk around the local area, coming back to the church at about 7.15pm.

Please bring a salad or something light to share, and then we will finish the evening with a time of praise and worship. And spread the word!


Safeguarding update 2018

July 9, 2018

As a church, we recognise that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church community. The PCC are fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy and procedures, and as part of that commitment we spend some time each year at PCC reviewing, and if necessary, updating our Safeguarding Policy.

We last agreed a minor update to our policy in May 2018, and have now updated the Safeguarding pages on this website. It is important that we all know what to do when we have concerns, so please click on the link to read a brief introduction to safeguarding procedures.

The full policy is available online (see above), or in printed format from the church office.

Report forms are also available from the church office. However, if you have a safeguarding concern, don’t wait to fill in a form – make contact with someone on the safeguarding team first (at church or at the diocese) … the forms merely help us keep accurate records, and should be completed as soon as possible after you have reported your concern. If you have a suspicion that someone is being abused, please don’t hesitate to report it.

A prayer

Loving God,
we pray that our church may be a place of welcome,
security and compassion.
Keep us watchful yet caring,
trusting yet ready to question,
that all who worship here may do so
in safety and in the knowledge of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen


Sunday’s sermon – 8th July

July 9, 2018

For 2018, as we post each Sunday’s sermon on our Ministry website, we will post a link here on our main site, along with a few short questions to help you apply the word of God to your life in practical ways.

Do post any comments, reactions or questions on this post … everyone is welcome to join in the discussion 

Revd. Tim’s sermon from July 8th, The marks of a true apostle, is now available; part of our series on The church God wants us to be. Simply click on the title for the link … if you weren’t able to come to church on Sunday, or if you would like to read through it again, do take a look.

Questions:

  1. Has anyone ever teased or tormented you for being a Christian?
  2. How important in your life is your church family?
  3. Have you read the whole Bible … including the difficult bits?

Turn your answers into prayer.

All our teaching materials are available at stbarnacles2.wordpress.com


Parable of the Sower … week 1

July 9, 2018

During our All Age Worship on June 24th, Rev Tim planted some seeds …

‘A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. 6 Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture.7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.’ (Luke 8)

Can you tell which soil is which? 🙂