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See and hear what God is doing in the Middle East and North Africa and  how you can be involved.


  • Find out how SAT-7 is making God's love visible in a turbulent religion.
  • Hear from Middle Eastern Christians about how God is at work.
  • Take a look behind the headines at what is happening in people's lives.
  • Speakers include Maggie Morgan, an award-winning Eygyptian producer of groundbreaking SAT-7 ARABIC women's programmes.

Saturday 16th March 1pm to 5pm at Wondord Methodist Church, Exeter.

For more information and to register visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/envision-exeter-tickets-53804661190

Help with Fundraising

with Paul Courtney, Kairos Fundraising Solutions



Paul Courtney of Kairos Fundraising Solutions has been retained by the District to help Churches, Circuits and the District find and secure  funds for the range of projects we undertake.

The District has made provision for Paul to give some initial advice and Paul is also able to agree terms with particular projects to act as Fundraiser.

Paul has worked with a number of Churches and CIrcuits over the last year.  Those who have worked with him have found his work very helpful and effective.

Building  on Pauls growing experience of the District and his substantial professional skill, the District has asked Paul to deliver two half day seminars about fundraising.

  • When do we need to do it?
  • What can be achieved?
  • How do we go about it?
  • .....and any other questions you have

Paul will deliver two seminars.  Each will be limited to 20 places.

Tuesday 26th February 2019 10.00am to 1.00pm at Wonford Methodist Church, Exeter

Please register with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 31st

Saturday 16th March 2019 10.00am to 1.00pm at Ridgeway Methodist Church, Plympton.

Please register with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 28th.







A big “Thank YOU” to the District for funding us to attend 3Generate (the Methodist Church’s Annual Gathering of around 1000 Children and Young People) in Southport in November 2017. Yes, Southport is a very long way North (and travelling on Friday afternoon is the worst time to be doing it! – About 9hrs from Plymouth!!). 7 young people, aged between 12 and 22, from Crediton and Plymouth made the trip. It was VERY COLD and, at times, VERY WET – but that didn’t deter any of us from enjoying ourselves.

There was a great choice of activities for the young people, including T-shirt decorating, an electronic graffiti wall, archery, climbing wall, chill zone, swimming, shows, bands …. And so much more. Lots of opportunities and different ways for the young people to have their say on what is important to them and especially, time to worship and pray together in widely different ways, including a late-night worship band and a later reflective, bean-bag communion led by the presiding President of Conference, Revd Lorraine Mellor to end the Saturday.

Sunday morning was the time to hear from the Youth President candidates and vote for the new Youth President. Jasmine Yeboah from North London was elected and her campaign focused on young people being courageous in how they live out the gospel and how they can create a Church where the vulnerable feel welcomed.

Prior to the 3 Generate trip I [Bev] had just 1 young person regularly attending church on Sunday mornings, this trip enabled me to reach out and connect with another young person, who is now regularly volunteering on Sunday mornings and helping weekly at another Methodist Church with after-school clubs for 5-15 year olds. He had grown up in Methodist Churches but had never attended anything with a large number of young people before. He and members of his local church have noticed a big difference in his confidence and visibility.

It is hard to sum up in just a few words why this is such an important thing for us to support: whether that is with our time (as leaders working with children and young people), our money (without sponsorship not many of these young people could have afforded to go) or our prayers (we are very grateful to the many people who prayed for us, especially for safe journeys). So, we would ask you to ensure your church’s copy of the 3Generate Manifesto is on display and as Ministers, lay preachers and worship leaders, please use the content.

Plans are well underway for this year’s 3 Generate and there is a powerpoint slide-show of the 2017 trip available if anyone would like a copy to show. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bev Smerdon (Crownhill Methodist Church) & Lauren Stacey (Crediton Methodist Church)


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