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!

Every blessing,

Revd Simon H Leigh
Superintendent minister.

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