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, 25 July 2020

Places on the Way - Historic Stairways

Image “Historic Stairway - Valletta, Malta” by Paul Collings


Amos 9:5-6 “The Lord God of the Heavenly Armies who is touching the earth so that it melts and all of its inhabitants mourn there — the land rises like the Nile River, but sinks like the river of Egypt— Who is building his stairway to heaven and setting its foundation on earth; who is calling for the waters of the sea and pouring them out over the surface of the land — the Lord is his name!

Philippians 2:6-8 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!

From earth to heaven You found a way

To build a thoroughfare, a way

That sets foundations on the earth

Through incarnations holy birth.


Whilst touching earth with might, decrees

By force and power commands the seas

You humbly bow and come to me

As brother king to set me free.

A stairway of a gentler kind,

Where grace unmeasured there I find

Your love that touch my needy heart

And with me walk, your way to start.

From earth to heaven you will me take

Emmaus journey-like to make,

To recognise you with me walk

And there with you commune and talk.

O Lord of heaven and earth descend,

Help me to follow, there ascend

The holy hill, my cross to bear

And find you Saviour ever there.

“Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther King Jr., Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices on Resistance, Reform, and Renewal an African American Anthology

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