See the Church Calendar for information about services and events. Below is further information about some of these events and information about other events that we have been asked to publicise.
Bridge at Thirst is new and taking place at Thirst Café, Wednesdays from 6:15-8:15pm
This is an excellent venue and provides an opportunity for young people (Year 7+) to meet up with friends and make new ones in a fun, safe environment. It’s run through Bridge Church. Do speak to Al or Emma Evans if you’d like to know more.
Would your child be interested in preparation for Holy Communion?
Derwyn invites families who are interested to come to our forthcoming TEACHING EUCHARIST at 10am on Sunday 24th March and then gather for conversation in the WCC afterwards. For more information or to express interest, please speak to the Vicar, or simply join in on 24th March, with no obligation beyond that day!
Malta Update, Sunday 24th March in the WCC
Come and join us for a short talk after the 10am service, after coffee at about 11:45am; to catch up with Doug Marshall and hear about his work in Malta for Church Mission Society, who we support through the Charities Support Group.
Spring Sale and Coffee Morning, Saturday 30th March
–10am-12noon, Windhill Churches Centre, Cards, Books, Good as New, and Homemade cakes. Donations of paperback books, cakes and good as new items will be very welcome. Please come along and enjoy conversation and cake with the St Michael's family. Pam J-C - email@example.com
Concert with trio La Dolce Vita, Saturday 30th March
A fundraising event for Bridge Youth Church at All Saints Church. Tickets £7.50 at the door. All welcome!
Mothering Sunday, 31st March
We will celebrate Mothering Sunday at our 10am service. Junior Church will be making some hand-tied floral gifts for children to distribute to all the ladies in our church family. We welcome all children! Parental help for the first 15 minutes would be wonderful. Donations of bought or garden flowers would be gratefully received: please bring them to the Church on Friday 29th March.
Mums of St Michael’s Prayer & Fellowship Group, next meeting Friday 5th April
Being a mum can be tough. Trade your anxiety for hope, joy and peace, in a friendly, prayerful environment. Every other Friday in term-time in the WCC, next on 5th April. Coffee at 9am; 9:15 start.
Company on Sunday Lunch, Sunday 7th April
Whether you’re alone or just fancy a change for lunch once a month, do bear these occasions in mind and sign up on the sheet in Church or contact the Parish Office.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), Sunday 28th April
at 11:40am in the WCC
Anyone wishing to vote at the APCM must be on the Church Electoral Roll. This year, the Roll is due to be renewed, so everyone who wishes to apply for entry on the new Roll must complete an application form (available in the Publicity Area). The only information published on the Roll will be your name and whether you are resident in the parish or not. Please leave completed forms in the north porch post box. We invite you to consider standing for PCC, Churchwarden or Deanery Synod, or to be appointed as a Sidesperson.
Mental health and young people event, Thursday 9th May, 7:15pm at St Barnabas Centre, Thorley
Guest speaker Rachel Welch, from the mental health charity CWMT, will be coming to share her knowledge and practical tips for those who want to learn more about recognising problems and supporting positive wellbeing in young people. This event is an ideal opportunity for parents, addressing a subject which seems all too common today. Tickets £5 via firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date, Sunday 23rd June
On Sunday 23rd June we will have the opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of June Knight’s ordination to the priesthood. Details to follow, but do note the date at this stage. Thank you, Derwyn.
Holiday Bible Week 2019 ‘The Incredible Journey’, 5th-9th August
– The HBW website is now live, so adult volunteers and children do sign-up as soon as possible to guarantee your place! There will be an opportunity to chat to some of the helpers and watch a short video over refreshments in the WCC one Sunday soon!
Just to advise that the booking for Oberammergau 2020 will remain open for a few more weeks. This wonderful play is being advertised in the national newspapers but not as good a tour, particularly cost wise, as the one promoted Tailored Travel through us! Further details from Rosemary Thomson.