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.
Alpha Course at St Michael’s, from Monday 16th April
More detailed information and online application here on our website.
Launch of Bell Restoration Appeal, Sunday 22nd April, 11:30am-1pm, Charnley Hall, Windhill Churches Centre
On Sunday 22nd, join us in the WCC after the service for a drink and nibbles to learn more about the exciting appeal to raise £200,000 for the St Michael’s bell restoration project. You will meet the bell ringers and the bell hanger, Andrew Nicholson who will complete the work. Please come to find out how you can help to keep the bells ringing out for generations to come.
Music for a Sunday afternoon, Sunday 22nd April
This popular series of concerts returns for 2018. We start the series on Sunday 22nd April at 3pm with a performance from St Michael’s own young musicians. Please come along and support them. Retiring collection; tea and cake afterwards.
Youth Groups – alternate Tuesdays and Sundays, next meeting Tuesday 24th April at 5pm, WCC
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.
Women’s World Day of Prayer Service, Friday 27th April, 11am at Holy Trinity
This (rescheduled) service is called ‘Gods creation is very good’, and has been arranged by women from Suriname, South America. This joyful and informal service will focus on our responsibility to care for planet Earth and show pictures of the way of life in Suriname. There will be a mix of traditional and modern Christian music. Everyone is welcome to attend – it is not only for women! Refreshments afterwards.
Coffee Morning, Saturday 28th April, 10am-12noon in the Windhill Churches Centre
Stalls to browse, coffee to drink and homemade cake to eat!! Contributions of paperbacks and homemade cakes gratefully received. If you’d like a stall or know anyone who might be interested please contact Pam (504012, email@example.com)
Annual Parochial Church Meeting, Sunday 29th April 2018
Anyone wishing to vote must be on the Church Electoral Roll. A current copy will be in the Publicity Area, along with application forms, until 15th April 2018. Please leave forms in the box provided asap. We invite you to consider standing for the PCC, Churchwarden or Deanery Synod. See the churchwardens for more information.
Mums of St Michael’s Prayer & Fellowship Group, Friday 4th May
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, next on 4th May. Coffee at 9am; 9:15 start.
Confirmation, Tuesday 8th May, 8pm
Please pray for all candidates, especially those from St Michael’s; and if possible, support them at the service on Tuesday 8th May at 8pm at St Michael’s, to which all are most welcome.
Men’s Group: 7:15pm, Wednesday 9th May
All are welcome to a social get together in the Half Moon pub (lower room). For further information or to confirm attendance please contact John Dunn on firstname.lastname@example.org
Vision Day, Saturday 12th May at Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden
As part of the Diocesan vision to grow flourishing Christ-centred communities, the Diocese encourages members of churches to join this Vision Day from 9:30am-1:30pm (no charge, lunch included). More details are on the board in the Publicity Area and if anyone is keen to represent the Parish, please let the Vicar know.
Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Celebration, Saturday 19th May, 6:30pm, St Albans Cathedral
With Archbishop Justin Welby and The Rev’d Hayley Young, Baptist Minister. Worship with Soul Survivor. The celebration is one of many such events taking place around the UK with Christians praying that people come to know Christ. Prayer stations and fun activities from 4pm. Free entry and whilst the event is multi-generational it hopes to encourage as many young people to attend as possible.
Music for a Sunday afternoon, Sunday 20th May
Next concert Sunday 20th May at 3pm when we welcome back to St Michael’s, Thomas Bowes, renowned violinist, as part of his Bach Pilgrimage. No tickets required. Retiring collection; tea and cake afterwards.
Safeguarding Course C2: Monday 11th June, 7-10pm in the St Barnabas Centre
This module is suitable for anyone with safeguarding leadership responsibilities or responsibility for leading activities involving children, young people and/or adults who may be vulnerable. This course is specifically for, but not limited to,: Churchwardens, Parish Safeguarding Officer, Safeguarding Lead on PCC, Director of Music/Music and Choir Leaders, Youth and Children’s pastors, Leader, Little Worship Leader, Bell Tower Captain and Bell-Ringing Trainers. Only 40 places available, so please book your place as soon as possible using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/deanery-safeguarding-sfg-11062018-tickets-43607531300
Parish Trip, Saturday 23rd June
We plan to go to the Flower Festival at Ely Cathedral (held every 5 years) on Saturday 23rd June. All details are in a folder in the Publicity Area, so do sign up soon. Queries to Rosemary, 758389
HBW 2018, The Greatest Show in Town, 6th-10th August
Online registration for helpers at www.holidaybibleweek.co.uk If you have questions or would like more information do email email@example.com Children’s registration has now closed so we need as many adult volunteers as possible to ensure that we can welcome all the children. Please sign up if you can: thank you to the 7 adults/young people who have signed up from St Michael’s so far.
Rail Trip By Steam, Tuesday 11th September
Another excursion is being organised, to revisit the Settle & Carlisle line hauled both ways by steam on Tuesday 11th September. For further details please see the details posted on the table in the information area.