Easter Sunrise service – pictures

April 1, 2018

Early this morning, people from various local churches gathered at the Blockhouse to celebrate the risen Christ …

… though our view of the sunrise itself was blocked by a heavy bank of cloud 🙂

Still, we worshipped as we sang (unaccompanied!), heard God’s word read to us … Colossians 2:6-15

… were challenged to live in the victory of the resurrection, and prayed together for our churches and our city.

Afterwards, we fellowshipped together over hot drinks and bacon rolls at Morice Town Salvation Army. All before 8am!

Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed.




Easter Sunrise service

March 31, 2018

On Sunday April 1st, Easter Day, we begin our celebrations with an early morning sunrise service at The Blockhouse, at 06:45, together with other local churches, and the Salvation Army band … be there early!

Breakfast afterwards at the Salvation Army, Morice Town. All welcome.

Easter Fest – report

March 31, 2018

On Good Friday, we had an activity and craft morning, EasterFest, at St Michael’s.

Our Easter garden was ready and waiting to be ‘planted’ and folk soon joined in, while others made their own ‘mini’ gardens …

The finished Easter garden will be ‘on view’ at our service on Easter Sunday, 10:30am at St Michael’s … but our first Easter celebration will be at the Blockhouse at 6:45am, as we greet the sunrise together with other local churches and the Salvation Army band.

Our finished garden …

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Archbishops’ Letter re IICSA

March 28, 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), led by Prof. Alexis Jay, has been investigating the extent to which institutions in England and Wales failed to protect children from sexual abuse. The hearing regarding the Church of England has been taking place in Chichester, and our Archbishops, Justin and John, have published a pastoral letter concerning the issue for all to read. You will find it on the Exeter Diocesan website, HERE

If you have any concerns about either the letter, or about child abuse, please contact Revd Tim using the contact page, or the Exeter Diocesan safeguarding unit – details here

Easter Services

March 28, 2018

This week’s sermon – Palm Sunday

March 27, 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 Sunday 25th March, Dealing with Persecution, is now available; 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.


  1. Have you ever been taunted, teased, singled-out or otherwise persecuted for being a Christian? How did it feel?
  2. Have you ever been falsely accused of something, just because you are a Christian? How did you deal with it?
  3. What do you know about the situation of persecuted Christians around the world?

Turn your answers into prayer. Visit Open Doors  or Barnabas Fund to learn more about the persecution of Christians around the world … and please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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

Good Friday

March 27, 2018