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, 29 May 2021

That’s the Spirit

Pentecost in Practice

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love.

Ephesians 3:16-17

When you feel an inner urge to be kind, constructive, forgiving or compassionate, that’s the Spirit at work in your heart. When you settle down to pray, that’s the Spirit bringing you into the world of God. 

When you take up a demanding task because you feel it is the right thing for you to do, that’s the Spirit. When you’re searching with others for the best thing to do in a difficult situation, that’s the Spirit using you as a spokesperson. 

When you find yourself watching out for the needy, that’s the Spirit. When you protest against injustice or falsehood, that’s the Spirit protesting in you. 

When you stand for gospel values and try to be inclusive , that’s the Spirit. 

When you experience deep-seated joy without any special reason, that’s the Spirit.After all, we have high connections, we belong in the best of company. 

We are VIPs who truly share God’s DNA! Once you begin to catch on, you find that the Spirit is everywhere. You begin to attend to your inner promptings, asking, ‘Is this a nudge from the Good Spirit?’Life takes on new colour, and ceases to be boring and predictable. You become free to dance with the Spirit.

Holy One,

ignite within us a fiery passion

for your mission in the world today.

Warm us by the Spirit’s dancing tongues of flame,

that we may feel your kindling blaze within,

urging us to do your greater good.

Make us wholly present to experience a new birth,

and awaken possibilities within us

to share your love in the world.

In this love and abundance,

we come to celebrate your harvest—

a harvest bearing the first fruits of the Spirit

within us.

Show us how to use these gifts,

as we listen for your truth

in the gentle breeze of your Spirit. Amen.

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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.