Induction of our new Pastor
This will take place on Saturday 5th September via a Zoom meeting.
The meeting cannot be held in the church due to Government restrictions. Zoom has a limit for attendees and therefore attendees will be invited and provided with the link information..
For those not able to attend, a recording is being made and a link will be available on this site as soon as possible.
Despite the circumstances, this is an exciting time for our church. We wish Patrick and his family every blessing as he commences his ministry with us.
Greetings from your new Pastor.
Patrick Barker and I was born in London in 1970 and lived most of my growing up
years in Penge near Crystal Palace.
Before becoming a minister my longest
full-time job (for 15 years) was as a pastoral care worker in a high school in
Worcestershire. I also worked as a carer in a residential care home for two
In the summer of 1982 at the age of 11, I asked Jesus to take charge of
my life. I remember being so excited
that I wanted to tell the World, so I put a red cross on my bike, started
telling my friends about Jesus & began a small group with my siblings. I am passionate about God's people being
alive and active in God's World today, and living by the two great commandments to love God and all fellow
human beings (Luke 10:27-28), and the great commission to make disciples of all
peoples (Matthew 28:18-20). I believe that this is the fundamental DNA of the
life of a Christian and Christ’s Church.
Knowing much of the rich history of this great
town of Tiverton, I am excited to see how God WILL and IS making a difference
in the lives of people here. I look forward to sharing in your journey!
I am married to Rachel and we have two boys, Samuel & Oliver. We love the
outdoors so where better to live with so many great walks, tors to climb and
rivers to kayak! And when we’re not outward bound we enjoy family films, games
and food especially when we can share that with new friends.
see you soon!
In compliance with advice available to us from the Government, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the South West Baptist Association, that it is with regret we have decided to suspend until further notice, all Church activities, both on and off the premises, with the exception of Sunday Morning Worship Services, where the rules on social distancing, physical contact and a "One Way" system will be observed.
Also in compliance with the requirements all Pew Bibles have now been removed, should you require one please bring your own.