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:
- (Added: 09 May 2014)
The circuit website has now been updated and relaunched. The website address has also changed, and is now pdmcircuit.org.uk. The old address will continue to redirect visitors for the time being, but if you have the site bookmarked please update to the new address as the old one will stop working in the autumn. We apologise for any inconvenience during the process of rebuilding. We hope that more information about upcoming events around the circuit will be added in the coming weeks - please bear with us as we continue to add content. There is also now a forum on the site for churches to share news and events - each church has been allocated it own account for using the forum. If you haven't received the login details for your church, please contact the circuit office for more information.