In term time Junior Church is at 10am each Sunday (except 1st Sunday of the month). All children aged 3+ are welcome to come to the Windhill Churches Centre just before 10am to share in a short worship and activities before returning to church just before Communion is taken. There is also an activity for older children in the Lady Chapel, during the sermon, plus a creche at the back of the church for the smallest children.
Youth Groups – alternate Tuesdays and Sundays
Those in Year 6 and above are welcome to come to Tuesday Youth Group at 5pm in the Windhill Churches Centre. All in Year 7 or above are warmly invited to join us on alternate Sundays from 7:30-9pm for Youth Discussion Group. Contact the Parish Office for more information.
Harvest Festival, Red Bucket on Sunday 21st October
There will be a Red Bucket for the Bishop’s Appeal, Give peas a chance: to support struggling farming communities in rural southern Malawi to grow the drought resistant and remarkable Pigeon Pea.
Introduction to the Christian faith
Would you like to learn more about the basics of following Jesus, in company with other enquirers? Perhaps you’d like to think about being Baptised and/or Confirmed as a Christian, and being admitted to receive the Holy Communion?
First Holy Communion – If you’d like to find out more about preparation for Holy Communion, for baptised young people aged 8+, do have a chat with the Vicar.
Christian nurture for young people – any young people aged 12+ who may be interested in exploring Christianity and preparing for confirmation are also warmly welcome to have a chat with the Vicar.
Exploring Prayer Day, Saturday 20th October, Albury
The theme will be ‘Going Deeper into God’. We encourage you to save the date: these thought-provoking and worship-filled sessions are always popular! There’s a sign-up sheet and full details in the Publicity Area in Church.
Anointing and laying on of hands
At Parish Communion on Sunday 21st October and during the 10am service on Wednesday 14th November, we will offer anointing and laying on of hands for healing.
Next evening service, 21st October
Choral Evensong at 6pm on Sunday 21st October. Future evening services for this year: 28th October, 4th, 11, 18th, 25th November, 2nd and 16th December.
Mums of St Michael’s Prayer & Fellowship Group, Friday 26th October
Being a mum can be tough. Trade your anxiety for hope, joy and peace in a friendly, prayerful environment. Every other Friday in the WCC in term time, next on 26th October. Coffee at 9am; 9:15 start.
Coffee Morning, Saturday 27th October in the WCC at 10am
Come along between 10am-12noon and enjoy homemade cake, fresh coffee and a chat with friends. Book stall, Bric-a-Brac, homemade produce and raffle. Donations of cakes and raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated. Details Pam J-C (504012 / firstname.lastname@example.org.) Look forward to seeing you there!
Pumpkin Party, Charis Centre, Sunday 27th October
There will be lots of great things to do, you can carve your own pumpkin, a silly photo booth, decorate some tasty biscuits, plenty of messy play, all followed by a short talk about how Jesus brings light in to our lives and a tasty jacket potato tea.
Fancy dress is welcome, but please nothing scary! We look forward to seeing you there!https://ccbs.churchsuite.co.uk/events/1wwjuphn
Evening services for this year
Future evening services for this year: 28th October, 4th, 11, 18th, 25th November, 2nd and 16th December.
Thirst Café events, 3rd November
Do come along to Thirst Cafe’s 4th birthday on Saturday 3rd November, with activities running throughout the day: open to all for a drink on them 10am-12noon, then Open Mic night for the young people 6-9pm.
Service of All Souls, 4pm Sunday 4th November
All are warmly invited to our annual thanksgiving service which, this year, will be at 4pm on Sunday 4th November.
Friends Quiz, Saturday 10th November
This popular quiz is back on Saturday 10th November at 7pm for 7:30pm in the Windhill Churches Centre. Tickets £10 per person (make up a table of 8 only), to include supper. Bar and raffle. Contact Rob Klincke for tickets.
Gospel Street by Riding Lights Theatre Company, Saturday 10th November, 7:30pm at the Charis Centre
Gospel Street is a fast-moving show which presents gospel stories in 21st century terms and is designed to make the audience think and respond – just as the 1st century audience did. The show was devised to appeal to a youth audience but last year’s tour proved that all ages will find it both entertaining and thought-provoking. Suitable for all ages from 12+. Tickets £10/8 via John Emmett in Church.
Holly Ring mossing-up, 12th-14th November
All are welcome to join us and help in the WCC at any time on the Monday to Wednesday between 9:30am-4pm (’til 12noon Wednesday).
Stakeholder meeting: Families’ Missioner, 13th November at 8pm – This is an opportunity to hear more about the possible Families’ Missioner post, to discuss and ask questions. Please save the date and come along to the WCC. All welcome.
Winter Night Shelter
We are nearing the time when the shelter will once again open its doors and we need to recruit our admirable army of volunteers! All interested people, whether they have previously volunteered or not, should register their interest through the shelter email address: email@example.com and put Saturday 17th November in the diary as this will be the recruitment, information and training day.
Holly Fair 1st December
If you wish to be involved in any way, please contact Carole Greenwood or Rosemary Thomson.
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.