I arrived in Plymouth in 2012 to study at St Mark and St John University (Marjon). Before arriving I signed up to Fusion (which I recommend you do also) which suggested a church to connect with in Plymouth. This was Devonport Community Baptist Church (DCBC). However, I was living on site for my first year and couldn’t drive so I never actually went to Devonport to try it out as I deemed it too far away.
A year later my fiancé moved to Plymouth and we wanted to find a church suited for both of us. We explored more Baptist churches in Plymouth and one so happened to be DCBC, the same church I’d snubbed for being too far away. As soon as we turned up to the church we were welcomed and felt instantly part of the congregation. We also felt like we could bring something to the church.
Since being here we have started and run a 20/30’s house group, help with teas and coffees and I am now in leadership in the church. I would recommend trying this church out and not making the same error of thinking it’s too far. Clearly, God had a plan for me and I took the long way of finding out.