There are many places to go to in order to join in with others who are praying. Here is a selection.


I would like to encourage you all to join with Rise 8am-9am on Tuesday mornings to pray for our churches and the circuit, and to give thanks and praise to God our Father. I have been greatly blessed by the small group meeting at the manse, There is still room for more and you are very welcome to join. I know that some churches are open and others are meeting in small groups many others are joining in this time in their own homes, there is indeed a special blessing where 2 or three are gathered in His name. it’s not too late find a friend or two or three and start a group.

RISE for Tuesday 28th November

8 – 9 am


We continue this month thinking about the greatness of God. Please read this verse as a starting point for your prayers on Tuesday morning

Psalm 145 v10-13

All of your works will thank you Lord, and your faithful followers will praise you. They will speak of the glory of your kingdom, they will give examples of your power they will tell about your mighty deeds and about the majesty and glory of your reign. For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom you rule throughout all generations. The Lord always keeps His promises He is gracious in all He does.

Sunday Evening Worship

Every Sunday evening from 6.30pm. A half an hour of prayer for the current coronavirus pandemic. Collecting together by zoom or in your own home. Please be in touch with the usual zoom teams.

You can also pray with others across the country through

Circuit Prayer Diary

Prayer Diary for Ilfracombe and Barnstaple Methodist Circuit

Please pray for the following on each date identified in the month

1st        Christ Church Braunton

2nd       Rev. Stephen Caddick – Circuit Superintendent and Sharon Caddick

3rd        Calvary Chapel at Woolacombe and Pastor Jason Thorpe

4th        Marwood

5th        Church and Circuit Stewards and Elders

6th        Combe Martin

7th        Bratton Fleming, Challacombe and Rev. Rosie Austin

8th        Those who work with children and young people

9th        Fremington

10th      Newport

11th      Circuit Leadership Team

12th      High Bickington and Ebberley Lodge

13th      Loxhore and Peter and Sylvia Edwards

14th      Churches Together, friends in our towns and villages

15th      Circuit Administrator – Jane Venables

16th      Local Preachers and Worship Leaders and our Circuit LP/WL Secretary   

            Sue Kendall

17th      Goodleigh and the Rev. Paul Taylor

18th      Rev. Tracey Darling and Paul Darling (Planning for September 2024)

19th      Sticklepath

20th      Geoff Harding and Brenda Prentice

21st      Church Secretaries

22nd     Other ministers in our circuit. Rev. Sue Macbeth, Rev. John Kendall,

            Rev. Robert Manning, Rev. John Robinson, Rev. Margaret Johnson

            Deacon Joan Cole, Rev. Stella Long, Rev. Tony Coates, Rev. Bill Perry

23rd      Treasurers in our Churches and Circuit

24th      Christ Church Barnstaple

25th      Circuit Safeguarding Officer, Rev. Marilyn Tricker and

             Church Safeguarding Officers

26th      Property Officers in Churches and Circuit

27th      Plymouth and Exeter District Team and Chair Rev. Dan Haylett

28th      Norah Bellot Court – staff, residents and Chaplain Sally Blackmore

29th      Pastoral Visitors

30th      Those who work with the elderly and the frail

31st      Thank God for your blessings and pray that you will continue to

            find joy as you serve Him in your church and community.

‘Tis Jesus the first and the last, whose spirit shall guide us safe home;

We’ll praise him for all that is past and trust him for all that’s to come.

Joseph Hart StF 67

Lectionery Year B 2023-2024

Methodist Church website.


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