Fore Street Topsham, Exeter

Minister : Reverend Paul Collings BTh (Hons) : email : : Telephone : 01392 206229 : Mobile : 07941 880768

About Us

St Nicholas Methodist Church has existed on the present site for over 150 years since it opened in 1867.

We are a friendly community of believers where all are welcomed. We help each other to worship God, and strive to live more like Christ in service beyond the walls of our church building.

Part of the
Exeter Coast and Country Circuit of the Methodist Church.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Day 5 Fruit of the Spirit - KINDNESS

Colossians 3: 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Is it by some strange pure chance
That we are named as humankind?
Or is it your intention Lord, 
That through your way of life we find,
A shared existence, and there see 
Each other’s needs, love’s ties to bind?

And is it in your chosen plan, 
 That we should meet and herein stay;
Receive your loving fruit, kindness.
Modelled in your  Spirit’s way;
The fruit so freely offered here 
 And hence through grace, some fear allay.

How deep is your compassion, Lord,
So dearly loved; that here we stand,
Attired, clothed as your people,
As loving will had always planned.
Oh holy fruitful Spirit come
In me, your  Chesed* love expand.

* Chesed is a Hebrew word. In its positive sense, the word is used of kindness or love between people, of piety of people towards God as well as of love or mercy of God towards humanity. 

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"

- Martin Luther King Jr.

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Regrettably, due to the current restrictions, there are no community activities at the church premises.

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