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:
Alpha Course at Central Hall from 26 April
- (Added: 25 April 2017)
Plymouth Methodist Central Hall are running an Alpha course on Wednesday evenings starting on 26 April:
WHAT is Alpha?
Alpha is an informative course, non-pressurised and fun. It’s an opportunity to explore the meaning of life and to share thoughts. The course is designed primarily for people who are interested in the Christian faith, but don’t go to church or haven’t been to church in a long time. Even if you are familiar with church and Christian beliefs, but have unanswered questions, Alpha is a good opportunity to explore things further.
Each evening begins at 6.30 with a meal, followed by a short talk, followed by chat, finishing at 8.30.
Mar-May 2017 Circuit Plan
- (Added: 30 January 2017)
The circuit plan for March to May 2017 is available on the website - please click here to download the file as a PDF document.
Encircled in Care
- (Added: 12 January 2017)
Plymouth and Devonport Methodist Circuit invite you to attend the 'Encircled in Care' Course.
This resource is for those who care. It offers practical, up-to-date ideas and resources that can help pastoral carers to seek 'life in all its fullness' for the Body of Christ. All in the Church are involved in the health of that body. The quality of our caring is a sign of God's love and a witness to others that Christians have something special to offer a broken world that needs healing and reconciliation. www.methodist.org.uk