Church Events

June 2018
S M T W T F S
          01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

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

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

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 …
 
Oxford Diocese logo Follow us on Facebook EcoChurch logo Follow us on Twitter Traidcraft logo