Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Saturday 25th January
10:00
- 13:00
The Good Fill
Sunday 26th January
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Communion
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taizé service
Monday 27th January
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 28th January
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby and Toddler group
12:00
- 13:00
Baby and Toddler packing up
19:00
- 20:30
B&F Team (vestry)
Wednesday 29th January
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Thursday 30th January
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 11:00
Holy Eucharist, Common worship
17:30
- 18:30
Choristers
Friday 31st January
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Saturday 1st February
08:00
- 10:00
Men's Breakfast - Steve Hunter

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

The Conversion of Paul

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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

News

THE MINISTRY OF HEALING AT ST MICHAEL’S

We hope to introduce this ministry at the 10am Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
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GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS AVAILABLE

Please indicate to one of the clergy or a member of the welcome team before the service if you would prefer a gluten-free communion wafer.
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MONTHLY FOODBANK COLLECTION

This is an all-the-year-round collection which is blessed each month at the All Age Eucharist before it is taken to the Community Emergency Foodbank.
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SILVER ECO AWARD RECEIVED

The Eco Team have confirmed our silver award from A Rocha.
Read more …
 
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