Partnerships with other churches
PPT has links with three other churches:
The parish church of St Mary the Virgin Hennock is a small, rural congregation with a big heart and a reputation for generous hospitality.
Hennock is part of a united benefice with PPT Bovey Tracey, so the two churches share the same staff team and often collaborate. The congregation of about 20 meet each Sunday at 10am for worship. We have good links with the local Primary School. There is a mid-week house group, and lots of community events during the year- watch out for the Garden Party, Songs of Praise, the Summer Fayre and Harvest Supper. For further details about Hennock, see the local website
ACK Kame Parish was created from the larger Mitubiri Parish on 1st January 2003. It is about 11 kilometres from the Diocesan headquarters at Thika town along the Nairobi-Murang’a highway, and stretches for about 6km to the East from Kabati flyover and about 4 km between Kabuku and Nginyi rivers. It is situated in an agricultural area where subsistence farming of maize, beans, banana and some horticultural crops is done.
St Peter’s Kame is the oldest church and headquarters of Kame Parish. It was started in 1984 and situated at the centre of the other two churches along the Kabati Mutubiri road. Christians originally worshiped at a place given by Kagaa farmers who later gave them a half acre plot where the present church was built.
The Christians started worshipping in a semi permanent church but in 1991 foundation of a permanent church was laid by Rev. Canon H. Toro and Rev. Machira. The church building is now complete. In addition there is a primary school in the compound – St. Peter’s Kame Academy with about 150 children. The church has 150 active Christians.
As a church we have a link with the affectionately named St Barnacles in Devonport, Plymouth. Tim & Linda Buckley lead this parish and are grateful for our prayer support.
We at St Barnabas are trying to discern where the church is going in the next five years. The congregation is ageing rapidly and despite much faithful prayer and various outreach activities we have not succeeded in drawing new people to the Christian faith. This is very much a prayer priority.
At St Michael's we can give thanks for plenty of new contacts over the past year, and several people have shown interest in the Christian faith for the first time. But so far this interest has not really translated to coming along on a Sunday morning.
We work closely with the other churches in the town and further afield to show unity in the body of Christ. This includes an annual holiday club for primary school aged children, various Messy Church events, united services and joint outreach projects and courses.