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.

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

My Home City - Reflections on my early years in Plymouth 1


St Peter’s Primary School - Plymouth by Rev’d Paul Collings 

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

In Wyndham Square there still stands

The primary school where little hands

First learned to write and eyes to read.

As in its rooms young minds did feed.

The teacher’s skill, their tender care

Where children’s minds become aware

Of life’s potential, set their feet

On paths made firm, each journey greet.

There too relationships did grow

And how to share and so to know

That in the lives of others find

Creator’s will with ours entwined.

So thankful, Lord, for those school years

Where learning grew in spite of fears;

For teacher’s who in me could see 

A future day what I could be.

For those who teach in this our day

With different pressures, Lord, I pray

That they will too hold in their heart

Each child’s uniqueness from the start.

Help each to see unfolding way

As if each step was a new day,

Help them with care and steadfastness

Capture, inspire such worthiness.

‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.’ –Benjamin Franklin

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Community Groups Regularly Usiing the Church

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

Watch this space for news of when activities will restart.