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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

George, Martyr, Patron of England

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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

News

Monthly food bank date change!

From now on the food bank collection will take place at St Michael’s on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 11am to 1pm.
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Experiencing church from home

If you have a device you can easily join us on Sunday live or through the Youtube channel at your leisure.
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Talk on the refugee crisis

What can local Christians do to help this humanitarian disaster? Michael Taylor will attempt to navigate us through the rapids.
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Baby & Toddler

Postponed - read more for latest update ...
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New church open hours

The church will remain open on Saturdays and Monday - Wednesday between 10am and 12noon.
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THE MINISTRY OF HEALING AT ST MICHAEL’S

This ministry will cease during the Coronavirus period.
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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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