Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Monday 23rd October
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
13:00
- 15:00
John Kennedy funeral (2pm)
Tuesday 24th October
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby and Toddler Group
Wednesday 25th October
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Thursday 26th October
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 10:40
Midweek Eucharist
17:30
- 18:30
St Michael's Choristers
18:30
- 19:45
Church Choir practice
Friday 27th October
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Sunday 29th October
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
12:00
- 13:30
Baptism of George Newey (after 10am Eucharist)
18:30
- 19:00
Taizé service
Monday 30th October
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer

Faith & Practice

Time for God

Clock face

The Gift of Time

How many times do we feel that we don't have enough time — we are too busy? Or, that after a busy time, that time stretches in front of us and we don't know what to do with it?

Managing time, living comfortably within the 168 hours of a week, is for many of us, one of the most fraught underlying challenges we face.

The starting point is a shift of viewpoint — a reminder:

     All the time we have is God's gift
God gives us time to come to know God

We don't earn time, or justify ourselves by our use of it. We just have to receive it in the knowledge that we are God's creatures. God doesn't ask us to live as we can do more than will fit into 168 hours a week. God just asks us to make choices in the way we use our time that deepen our relationship with God.

The Church is the community of people that help one another in making those choices, sharing activities and company that remind us of the holiness of our time:

   PRAYER, WORSHIP and SEEKING
and SERVING THE KINGDOM OF GOD

You might find it helpful to download and print the following:

"Personal Time Audit"

"Match Your Time and Talents with Church Activity"

"Life at St Michael & All Angels"

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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

News

Monthly FoodBank collection

Please try to bring something to put in the box for the first Sunday of the month at the All-Age service.
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St Michael & All Angels is a training parish

We are privileged that our church is used as a resource for the formation of Christian leaders in the Church of England.
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A Blog for all Seasons

Gavin’s weekly blog has journeyed to a site which you can access with this link: www.gavinknight.me
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Buy a brick for the Threshold Project

If you would like to contribute to the growth of our church, simply buy a brick. Details on our website.
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Gluten-free!

We now have Gluten-free communion wafers if you request them.
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Listen to sermons at home

Each week the sermon is recorded and placed on to our website.
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