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.

Friday, 24 July 2020

Places on the Way - Gateways

Mark 4:37 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.“ - This series looks at picture parables from the old and New Testament that we might see on our journey as disciples of Jesus.

The picture is of the Gateway to Mdina, Malta’s Old Capital; known as The Silent City. 

Psalm 24:7-10 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty—he is the King of glory.

Many the gateway, many the road,

Many the pathway, many the load,

Comings and goings, turmoil and grief

My fellow companions;  no peace, no relief.

These are the portals along life’s course

The track I travel, where I discourse

And contemplate, reason, question how

To enter your courts and humbly bow.

Noble the gate to your loving grace;

Yet in my weakness can I find place 

Where in concert I raise up my head

And sing to your glory without dread.

Lord, help me realise the gateway of hope

Where you walk with me, so I may cope.

There in your presence, call me to hear

“Come, enter my kingdom, without fear.”

“Still round the corner there may wait

A new road or a secret gate

And though I oft have passed them by

A day will come at last when I

Shall take the hidden paths that run

West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”

- J R R Tolkien

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