Plymouth and Devonport Circuit,
Stoke Methodist Church,
Welcome to the Plymouth and Devonport Circuit
Dear One and All,
Welcome to the Plymouth and Devonport Circuit website. We are part of the Methodist Church of Great Britain and the Plymouth and Exeter District, which comprises almost 300 churches in the District and about 9000 members.
The Plymouth and Devonport Circuit stretches from Ivybridge and Bittaford along the A38 to the East of Plymouth, through the City of Plymouth and across the Tamar into Cornwall to Torpoint and Millbrook. Our Circuit serves rural communities, the suburbs of Plymouth together with industrial and military installations in the Devonport area. Our Circuit is as diverse as the City and locality we seek to serve in the name of Christ Jesus.
It is serving the Lord Jesus Christ which the Methodist Church in this Circuit is really all about. It’s not just a Sunday thing, but a 24/7, 365 total commitment thing! It’s a way of life. So, in the Methodist Church across the City you will find people doing all kinds of things in the name of Jesus. People will be involved with Street Pastors, the health and healing ministry, schools’ ministry, chaplaincy in our hospitals at Mount Gould, Derriford, St. Lukes’ Hospice and the Devon and Cornwall Police. There will be people working with young people in the uniformed groups and the Boys and Girls Brigade. There will be Bible studies and Christian courses, and people wishing to explore Christianity through courses like Alpha and Disciple. And of course we worship together in styles which range from the traditional to modern and contemporary, from Messy Church to Celtic. You will also find, being the Methodist Church, we eat a lot together – the Methodist gift to the World Church.
It is my hope that in our churches you will find a welcome. It is my hope too that you will be able to make a spiritual home with us; where the life of prayer, the life of faith and life transformed by living it with Jesus will be a great joy and hope to you.
So welcome again, in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord!
Revd Simon H Leigh
Latest News from the Circuit:
Central Hall Bible Studies
- (Added: 16 September 2016)
Special Bible Studies
at Methodist Central Hall
Is the call of Christ compatible with capitalism and materialism?
11, 18 and 25 October 2016
2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
- (Added: 25 August 2016)
From Revd Simon Leigh:
I have been contacted by a member at Elburton Methodist Church who is seeking accommodation for a relative, who will be commencing studies at the University of Plymouth this September. The student is a young woman. If anyone is interested in offering accommodation (the student is offering payment for same), please will you contact Revd Simon H Leigh on 07814027354.
Card for Pastoral Visitors
- (Added: 28 July 2016)
A card has been produced for Pastoral Visitors which includes guidance about working alone. The card, which can be downloaded here, is produced in both Publisher and Word format and will need to be amended to include the contact details of the relevant church.