Ash Wednesday

February 12, 2018


Our Ash Wednesday service on February 14th is another one of our prayer parties with food and prayer activities, followed by a time of Holy Communion. Meet at St Michael’s at 6pm  for food in the hall area. We will then move into the church to the prayer stations, then remain there for a simple service of penitence. Please do join us, newcomers are always welcome.

For your diary, our next prayer parties are on the following dates, each with their own theme.

Maundy Thursday – 29th March –  as we remember Jesus’ Last Supper with His friends.

Hot Potato Evening – Friday, 13th April – as we invite those outside the church to ask whatever questions you want about the Christian faith!

Ascension Day –  Thursday, 10th May – as we celebrate Jesus’ ascent into heaven, and also launch Thy Kingdom Come 2018.



All Age Worship report – February

February 5, 2018

Our AAW this month followed on from last month’s topic of youth, by focusing on some of the older members of our church family.

We reminded ourselves of last month’s memory verse (which is also our verse for the year) …

Some of our younger members interviewed Daisy, Joan and Jeanette – asking questions about what church was like when they were younger, how it has changed, and how their faith has grown over the years.

Two of our interviewees with their interviewers!

Then, using the Lumo DVD of Luke (see below), we heard our reading from Luke’s gospel (Luke 2:25-38 full text here), and Lynda talked about learning to wait on God by looking at the example of those who have been faithful for many years.

We sang songs chosen by our interviewees, some, more upbeat, recent songs … as well as reminding ourselves of the actions to a few so-called children’s songs. Some remember last singing some of the songs over 50 years ago! 😀

For our prayer time, we used calendars to remind ourselves of what we are waiting for, to use as prayer fuel, and we said the Lord’s Prayer, using the actions we have learned over the past few months. We will get quicker with practice!

Our topic next month, on Mothering Sunday, will be about the church as family … on, Sunday March 11th

Lumo have produced DVDs of each of the four gospels … see a sample of Luke here … talk to Rev Tim to find out more.

You are invited

January 2, 2018

…to join with Christians across Stoke and Devonport as we meet at St Michael’s on Sunday 7th January at 4pm for a very special service.

Our theme is “Learning from the past, looking to the future.” We’ll be hearing how St Michael’s and Devonport Community Baptist Church came into being, and committing the coming year to the Lord.

What better way to start the New Year than to unite before the Lord in praise and worship?


Lift high the cross!


Lest we forget

November 11, 2017

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.


All-Age Worship…

August 30, 2017


…is back this Sunday! As it says on the tin, something for all ages. Plus there will be a bring and share lunch after the service. Who will you bring?

St Michael’s, September 3rd, 10.30am – newcomers welcome!

The first Sunday of the month…

June 29, 2017

… what’s so special about that?

It means it’s All-Age Worship with something for every age, plus we have a bring and share lunch afterwards. So come along at 10.30am with the whole family, and food to share.

As for the service itself, it will be based around Jesus’ words in Revelation 3:20:

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

Why not take some time to get ready for our worship by thinking through this verse and how you might need to respond?

Pentecost Worship and Picnic

June 2, 2017


This Sunday June 4th is the first Sunday of the month, so it’s time for another All-Age Worship! There will be activities, there will be music, there will be praise and worship and prayer – can you afford not to be there?

This Sunday is also Pentecost where we will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. So after the service we will be marking the end of Thy Kingdom Come by taking our picnics up to Devonport Park.

Everyone welcome, and let’s be ready for what the Lord will do!