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

Worship & Music

Seasons of the Liturgical Year

Liturgy is a drama, displaying the human need to glorify God. The drama involves the language of body, mind and spirit in a festival of colour, sound and light.

The Liturgy of the Church has developed over the 2,000 years of Christian history. It gives us space and time to celebrate the heroes of the church - the Saints - as well as permission to share in the life of Christ through the seasons of the year.

Colour gives meaning to the liturgical drama. Each season of the year is promoted by its own particular colour and mood.

The Christian year begins at the fourth Sunday before Christmas with:
Advent (purple), and the seasons continue as follows:
Christmas (gold or white),
Epiphany (white),
Ordinary Time (green),
Lent (purple),
Easter (gold or white),
Pentecost (red),
Ordinary Time (green), finally ending with:
The Kingdom Season (red).

Even Ordinary Time is not that ordinary as it depicts the green growth of God's world as well as (we hope) growth within our own faith and God's Church.

Please take a look at the "factfile" of each of the seasons characteristics which we hope will help in introducing more people to the wonderful drama of the Liturgy.

Advent factsheet. Christmas factsheet. Epiphany factsheet. Lent factsheet. Easter factsheet. The Kingdom Season factsheet.

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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