Fore Street Topsham, Exeter

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

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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, 29 August 2020

My Home City - Reflections on my early years in Plymouth 4


Her Majesties Royal Dockyard Technical College by Rev’d Paul Collings

2 Timothy 2:15  For yourself, concentrate on winning God’s approval, on being a workman with nothing to be ashamed of, and who knows how to use the word of truth to the best advantage. (J B Phillips)

With school days past, next steps were made

As I began apprentice trade,

And there within those halls I took

Four years of study, word and book.

There draughtsman’s art, and tradesman’s skills

Instilled with practice, learning filled

My youthful mind with knowledge, facts

Of naval history, trade’s impact.

Whilst there, I won a national prize

As education’s level rise

Above predicted grades forecast

And joy of learning grew at last.

The interest seen in lecturer’s eye

As with keen verve their skill applied 

To help each student there mature,

Start on their journey, life’s venture.

You taught your twelve disciples, Lord,  

To listen and your word explore,

Your perfect truth, your living way,

And in their lives to share convey.

Lord, help me use my learning too,

That others may mature, come through,

To see afresh the pilgrim course

That leads to you, eternal source.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -  Willian Butler Yeats

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