Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Monday 18th June
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 19th June
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby & Toddler
Wednesday 20th June
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Thursday 21st June
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 10:40
Midweek Eucharist
17:30
- 18:30
Choristers
18:30
- 19:45
Choir Practice
Friday 22nd June
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Saturday 23rd June
10:00
- 12:00
Coffee Cafe
Sunday 24th June
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taizé service
Monday 25th June
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer

Belonging & Believing

Baptisms

What does it mean?

It is wonderful that you are considering having your child baptised!

Holy Baptism is the calling of all sorts of people of all sorts of ages to belong to the family of all families (also called the Church). We baptise people in holy water in the traditional name of God: Father (Creator), Son (Redeemer) and Holy Spirit (Sustainer).

View of the font area

Baptism is a very important step on the Christian path and needs careful consideration. Before doing so, parents of infants should give serious thought to the promises they will be making, together with the godparents (or sponsors) on behalf of their child.

Baptism is more than a celebration of the beginning of life. It expresses the identity that is ours in Jesus Christ and the shape of the life to which we are called. Read more …

What's my commitment?

A baptism
Bearing this in mind parents and godparents are asked the following two questions at the beginning of the service:
"Today we are trusting God for the growth of these children in faith. Will you pray for them, draw them by your example into the community of faith and walk with them in the way of Christ?"
"In baptism these children begin their journey in faith. You speak for them today. Will you care for them and help them to take their place within the life and worship of Christ's church?"

To both questions the parents and godparents reply:
"With the help of God we will"
(Extract from The Common Worship Service Book 1998)

These are serious promises which you will be making and if you feel it is unlikely you will be able to fulfil them, do please consider a service of thanksgiving - which we can also give - for your child. We will be happy to talk to you about this and answer any questions.

What do I do next?

Please download and print the following:

Baptism Application Form.

and bring it with you to any of the church services. This will confirm the booking. There are no fees for baptisms but you can make a "thank-you" offering if you would like to.

If you are considering giving us a donation as a thank offering for your child's baptism, then thank you very much! We will use your donation to invest in the mission of the Church in this area, so that others may also come and be baptized in the name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and join the family of families too. Please use a gift aid envelope (situated in the church) if you are a UK tax payer.

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

From the Church of England web site
© The Archbishops' Council

News

World Environment Day Service 3rd June

All Age Eucharist will have the theme, World Environment Day.
Read more …

Coffee café and Charity Cake stall

St Michael and All Angels will be the temporary location for the partnership coffee café and charity cake stalls
Read more …

New Parish Phone number

Now that we have a new office in the Threshold we also have a new telephone number
Read more …

Mum's Spirituality & Faith Group 7th June

An informal evening get-together, once a month for mum's.
Read more …
 
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