Junior Church at 10am each Sunday (except 1st Sunday of the month and school holidays)
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.
Anointing for healing and wholeness – 22nd October and 19th November
The Ministry team have been considering how to give opportunities for people to experience prayer with the laying on of hands together with anointing of oil. We are offering this ministry, as an option, in the Lady Chapel after a Sunday 10am communion service, once a month. Sundays this year are 22nd October and 19th November.
Services on 22nd October
These will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a Service of the Word at 10am and BCP Said Holy Communion at 11:30am.
Coffee Morning, Saturday 28th October, 10 am–12noon
Homemade cakes and preserves, Bric-a-Brac, books and other stalls to browse. You can make an early start on your Christmas shopping! Enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade cake while chatting to friends. Donations of cakes, jewellery, bric-a-brac, books and raffle prizes gratefully received. Details from Pam J-C (504012). The Belfry will also be open, with a video link into the Church.
Informal forum for parents to discuss Christian faith, 1st November
With pre-school children present (toys provided for their use). Anyone wanting to explore this is invited to meet in church after Tiny Tots on Wednesday 1st November at 11:15am and move to the WCC for conversation and play for the children. We’ll finish by 12:10pm. If it looks like we have a group we’ll set further dates for later in the autumn. If joining the group for the first time on 1st November, please let the Parish Office know you’ll be coming, thank you.
Service of All Souls, 4th November
All are warmly invited to our annual thanksgiving service which, this year, will be at 5pm on Saturday 4th November. Please come to the service and if you would like loved ones to be remembered by name, enter their names CLEARLY IN CAPITALS in the book by the Lady Chapel entrance.
Holly Ring mossing-up, 13th-15th November
All are welcome to join us and help in the WCC at any time on the Monday to Wednesday between 9:30am-4pm. Please note that final Holly Ring making will take place from 27th-30th November in the WCC; a ‘sign up to help’ list will be available soon in the Publicity Area.
Parish Outing to Ely Cathedral Craft Fair, Saturday 18th November
All the details for this are in the last magazine but just to remind people that bookings are now available in the coloured file in the Publicity Area. The coach will leave from the car park at the back of Sainsburys Thorley at 9:30am returning from Ely around 4pm. We have a timed entrance at 1pm which allows a wander round Ely beforehand. Cost is £20 including entrance fee and I can collect this in cash on booking or cheques payable to St Michael’s PCC. Reports are that this is a wonderful beginning to the festive season and so sign up soon. Rosemary
Parish Breakfast, Sunday 19th November
Thank you to Caroline and John Dunn and all who helped to make the recent Parish Breakfast so enjoyable. It was such a success that we are delighted to offer another date: Sunday 19th November, from 8:50am in the Windhill Churches Centre. Next year we plan to hold them every other month on the 2nd Sunday; serving coffee and tea, bacon sandwiches and pastries. There will be a sign up sheet nearer the time – but don’t worry if you forget as everyone is welcome. More details (and offers of help please!) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert – A Musical Celebration, Featuring The Three Valleys Male Voice Choir – 25th November at 7.30pm at St Michael’s.
A stunning evening of music from a varied repertoire of songs from the shows and well-known male voice pieces. Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Proceeds in support of St Michael’s Bell Tower. Tickets available from the church office, Tourist Information Centre and on the door. For further information please contact Dick Prime tel: 01279 657867 .
Men’s Group, 28th November
The next gathering of the group will take place on Tuesday 28th November. Building on the last get together this will commence with drinks in the Cock Pub (Hockerill) at 7:30pm followed by a curry at Ruby’s at 8:15pm. All are welcome to attend but please confirm your attendance in advance to help manage numbers. Please get in touch at email@example.com