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.

Sunday, 30 August 2020

My Home City - Reflections on my early years in Plymouth 5

The Barbican, Plymouth by Rev’d Paul Collings

Link to St Nicholas Merthodist Church Topsham online Service 30/08/20

“Moses said, "We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our sheep and our cattle we will go, because we are to hold a pilgrim feast for the Lord." Exodus 10:9

Historic Sutton harbour’s strand

Gave haven for each craft to land

The catch of fish, to trade, to deal,

The labour of their hands, a meal.

This city port saw many sail,

Ships setting course, freedom avail

As Pilgrims Fathers, long years past

Their voyage to new life held fast.

Four centuries long have now gone by

Since Mayflower sailed so to apply,

Their simple faith of purity

And there find hope,  security.

Lord, of the pilgrim heart impart 

To mine a passage way, there chart;

Help me with others journey on

And find anew love’s worthy song.

For pilgrims, in their earnestness

Lord strengthen them, their faithfulness,

To trust in your unfailing hope

And through your guidance with you cope.

He who would valiant be 

'gainst all disaster,

let him in constancy 

follow the Master.

There's no discouragement 

shall make him once relent

his first avowed intent 

to be a pilgrim. - John Bunyan

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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.

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