Whiddon Valley Evangelical Church, Stoat Park, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8PT

Welcome to our web pages

THE CHURCH IS OPEN FOR OUR SUNDAY SERVICES

Please read the summary of the changes in practice that are necessary to reduce as much as possible the risk of spreading the Coronavirus during services.

Please also note that from 8th August 2020 members of the public are required by law to wear a face covering in church. The government website puts it like this, “You are expected to wear a face covering immediately before entering … and must keep it on until you leave”. Please see the government website for exemptions to the wearing of face coverings.

We also ask any visitor planning to attend worship with us to first phone Pastor to announce your intention. This is primarily to ensure that there is enough space in the church for you because spaces are much more limited than previously. Telephone number 01271 328813

Our services are being uploaded to YouTube as soon as possible following the end of each service so if you are unable to join with us in person please follow this link to our Whiddon Valley Evangelical Church YouTube channel. We are planning to live stream the services as aoon as possible.

In these pages you are able to find out what we believe about God & the Bible. Also available are recordings of sermons that have been preached in our church on Sundays. There are also Bible studies that have been given at the Tuesday evening meetings.

If you are short of time at the moment please read this Psalm before you go.

Psalm 73
A Psalm of Asaph.
1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
13 Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.
16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
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