Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Tuesday 22nd August
10:00
- 12:00
Baby and Toddler Group
Wednesday 23rd August
10:30
- 12:30
Jill Marchant Funeral (11:30) (Crem an hour later)
Thursday 24th August
10:00
- 10:40
Midweek Eucharist
Sunday 27th August
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
silent 1/2 hour service
Tuesday 29th August
10:00
- 12:00
Baby and Toddler Group

Worship & Music

The Eucharist

The Eucharist is one of seven sacraments of the Church. A sacrament is a transforming event in the life of the Church.

The Eucharist is transformative because it is where we meet with God through the real presence of Christ in the bread (Jesus' body) and the wine (Jesus' blood).

The Greek meaning of the word Eucharist means 'thanksgiving' and this worship offers those who take part an opportunity to thank God as well as an opportunity to grow in faith and service.

The Eucharist is a drama played out in four acts or movements:
the Preparation-Gathering when we arrive in church and say sorry for turning away from God;
the Liturgy of the Word when we hear the narrative of God's love for his people;
the Liturgy of the Sacrament which recreates Jesus' passion, death and resurrection and, finally,
the Dismissal which sends the people of God out into the world to serve it.

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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

News

Church Halls car park

The construction of the 3 apartments will begin in July.
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Groundbreaking: The Threshold Project

Sunday 2 July after the 10am All age Eucharist with drinks and a ceremonial turning of the sod!
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One more person needed for South Africa

Our link parish in Tuang in the diocese of Kimberley & Kuruman would like one of our parishioners to represent St Michael's.
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Eco-Justice Sunday 10am June 18th

How can the church undertake a more sustainable and environment-friendly world?
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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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