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How wonderful to see so many of you at our beautiful Christingle service last sunday and for all the many children and teenagers who helped and the parents who helped in the hall and putting the chairs away.
This Sunday is Messy Christmas at 4pm in the church, when we will decorate the Christmas tree, that has kindly been donated to us, and make cards and decorations.
Hazel will then tell the Christmas story of Almighty God’s amazing present of his Son, Jesus, born as a human baby in a stable in Bethlehem to save mankind.
We will then have a Bring and Share tea, as there are no cooking facilities in the church. So Please bring a plate of food to share, we are providing sausages and sausage rolls. thank you!
The following Friday 14th Dec. is the Bulrushes Christmas party, which starts at 9.30 in the Hall, we shall go into church to listen to the Christmas story with Hazel and sing. We will be providing snacks, but it would be lovely if you could bring a plate of food to share and if your child has special dietary needs, please make sure you bring food that meets their requirements.
The Carol Service is 16th December, when the junior choir will sing away in a manger. Afterwards we will draw the Hamper Raffle in the Hall.
God bless you
This Sunday we have our Carol Service at 4:00pm with Lessons and Carols and the junior choir singing.
There will be mulled wine and mince pies in the Hall afterwards and we will draw the raffle for our Christmas hampers – so if you haven’t got your tickets yet, this will be your last chance!
On Christmas Eve we will have our Crib Service at 4:00pm. The parts are given on a first come first served basis, though children can always come dressed as Angels or Shepherds if they have their own costume. We look forward to welcoming you to this very special service.
Friday 14th December 9:30 am in the St Michael’s Hall – ALL WELCOME !
Message from Camilla
The years spent as Vicar at St Michaels have been the most amazing time of ministry. Together we have improved our buildings and resources for the Church and Community so we are able to provide modern support to businesses in the hall and to worship or concerts.
We have grown in our faith and in understanding what loving God and others looks like so are involved in caring for the world by supporting key charities and in providing places of friendship and welcome for all times of life. The prayer ministry and worship is so varied and all done because of the dedication and shared ministry of the people who make up the church.
As you look at this website, whether for business or faith I hope you will recognize a community made up of many facets. People who belong to a community, people who want to attend christian community, people who want to help others effectively and an organisation which embraces the modern world both socially and in supporting local business or events.
I am sure the next person appointed as vicar will find a vibrant community keen to grow and continue learning and working together and I wish them all well.
This Sunday is Advent Sunday (Advent means coming or arrival:- Jesus is coming!)
There is no Early Birds at 9.15, just Christingle at 4pm.
Please bring back your Candle money boxes (full of money!) and you will receive a Christingle, which will be lit in the darkened church, to remind us that Jesus, the Light of the world, is coming. If you haven’t got a Christingle box yet, please pick one up at the back of the church.
After the service we will walk round to the hall with our Christingles, for party tea. Please bring a plate of food (that your children like) to share. We will be providing sausages and mince pies.
We will also be selling tickets for our Hamper Raffle, to be drawn after the Carol Service on 16th Dec at 4pm. £1 a ticket, the children’s hampers are 10p a ticket!
The following Sunday 9th Dec. is Messy Christmas at 4:00pm in the church, decorating our Christmas tree and making cards and decorations. Hazel will tell the Christmas story and it will be followed by a bring and share tea.
On Friday 14th Dec. Bulrushes joins with the NCT for our Christmas party, which starts at 9.30 in the Hall, we shall go into church to listen to the Christmas story with Hazel and sing. Father Christmas will be coming when we go back into the hall. We will be providing snacks, but it would be lovely if you could bring a plate of food to share and if your child has special dietary needs, please make sure you bring food that meets their requirements. Thank you.
God bless you
This Sunday is the feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the Christian year and we have our Praise Service at 9.15am. Peter and I are taking the service, so please come and support us.
There will be no Early Birds next Sunday as it is Advent Sunday and we have our Christingle service at 4pm in the afternoon, when we all bring back our candle money boxes, full of money to support the Children’s Society, which helps kids less fortunate than ours.
We all receive Christingles, which are lit in the darkened church to represent Jesus the light of the world.
Afterwards we have party tea in the Hall. This year we won’t need to dodge puddles along our new Church Path. Please bring a plate of food (that your children like) to share. If we all do this, we have a great feast and no-one has the stress of making all the food!
We will have our Christmas Hampers on display. The raffle, which will be drawn after the 4pm Carol Service on Dec 16th. So don’t forget to bring some money to buy tickets!
Messy Christmas will be at 4pm on 9th December, when the children will decorate the Christmas tree in the church.
This week is our Family Communion Service at 9.15 and the Team Rector Jeremy is kindly taking it, so you can all have holy communion.
This is the service when we remember that Jesus died on the cross for every one of us.
He said at the Last Supper, the night before he died “Do this to remember me”. It was an order, not a request! So we must never forget the sacrifice he made for us. Just as last Sunday, we remembered all those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for us.
Thank you to all those who have made a donation to the wonderful new car park and path, what a joy to walk round to the hall, without wading through the puddles! We are still £7000 short of the total we have had to pay for this pleasure, so if you haven’t yet donated, please do see if you can help. All contributions VERY gratefully received!
Enjoy these beautiful autumn days
This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday, 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1. There is the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial at 10.45am, so no 9.15 or 10.30 service at St. Michael’s.
We have Messy Church at 4pm as usual in the Hall, when the theme will be remembrance, we do hope many of you will come and support us.
Thank you all so much for the many boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which were blest in church last week.
Just to let you know that during December there will be NO 9.15am services, as there will be Special Christmas services at 4pm –
Christingle 2nd December
Messy Christmas 9th December
Carol Service 16th December
Crib Service 24th December
Please make a note in your diaries, as we prepare for the coming of Jesus during Advent (from the Latin, a coming, an arrival)/
Christmas Raffle tickets are now for sale at ALL services from Sunday 11th November onwards.
Please remember to sign up to open/close the Church. Thank you !
This Sunday we have our Early Birds Service at 9:15am in the Hall. Ruth is doing the story for the 1st time, please come and support her. It is lovely to have mums reading the story – if any of you would like to have a go at this,please let me know.
At 4:00pm this Sunday we have our All Souls service, you are all welcome to come and remember those you loved who are no longer with us. There will be tea in the church afterwards.
Sunday is the date for bringing in your boxes for Operation Christmas Child, Christine will kindly be taking the boxes to the collection site.
The following Sunday 11th November is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, when WW1 ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. there is no 9:15 or 10:30 service at St. Michael’s, as there will be the usual ceremony at the War Memorial, followed by a service in St. Mary’s.
There will be Messy Church at 4:00pm as usual. Margaret and Kerry are not there, so Daphne and Zoe would be VERY grateful if any one could help taking a table or helping in the kitchen. Please let them, Kristel or myself know if you can.