April 16, 2019

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

During the Coronavirus outbreak, all meetings are cancelled, but we are meeting online for prayer and worship. See What’s On (tab above) for up to date details.

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)

Sunday 5th April – live worship!

April 4, 2020

Everyone is warmly invited to join us for live worship – this week we will even have some hymns. We will be singing “The Lord’s my shepherd” (Townend), “How deep the Father’s love” and “My song is love unknown.” You can find the words in the online order of service – just click on the link to Service 5 Apr 20

All you need to do is to find the church Facebook page – as it is a public page, you don’t even need a Facebook account to join in. The service starts at 10.30am, but live streaming starts from 10.20am. We will also be holding a Zoom chat after the service! Look out for the link in the comments.

Whether you are used to church or not, you are very warmly invited to join us.



Rev Tim 4 Apr 20

April 4, 2020

Some reflections on Isaiah 53:

Palm Sunday

April 4, 2020

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, yet we are unable to process and celebrate as we would wish. However there is no reason we cannot proclaim Hosanna!

If you have a garden, you could make a wreath for your front door, with some greenery and an old palm cross (we found three in the Vicarage!) .. or make a cross from paper or sticks. If you don’t have a garden, you can still make something to put on your door or in a window where it will be seen by those passing by.

We need to make a special effort to mark the church season when we are unable to meet together .. post pictures of your crosses in the comments or on our Facebook page, both to celebrate Jesus and to share your creativity!

Revd Tim 2 Apr 20

April 2, 2020

This includes some thoughts about “clean hands”…

Revd Tim 1 Apr 20

April 1, 2020

The Lord is my shepherd

Palm Sunday

April 1, 2020

This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, and we will have to do without our usual procession and the distribution of palm crosses. So here’s a suggestion … if you can, cut a branch of greenery from your garden (or ask a neighbour over the garden fence), and attach it to your front door. If you still have one, add a palm cross from previous years. Let’s remind our community that it’s a special day.

And don’t forget to join us for our Sunday service, live online … find our Facebook page (see sidebar for link), and join in. We’ll post a link to the order of service soon.

Revd Tim 31 Mar 20

March 31, 2020

A message to all those who going through tough times at the moment: