The Emmaus Home Group now meets at 10am on alternate Fridays
We are just starting the Pilgrim Course on “The Bible”. If anyone would like to join us, please phone Patricia (652371) or Angela (831404) for more details.
The Alban Pilgrimage, 24th June 2017
A celebration of the life of St Alban who gave the City its name. This unique and dramatic event sees giant carnival puppets retrace Alban’s steps and tell his remarkable story. Roman chariots, lions, roses and executioners all take their place in the procession. The Pilgrimage procession begins at 11am, setting off from St Peter’s Church and arriving at the West End of the Cathedral in time for Festival Eucharist at 12noon. This year’s preacher is The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishops of Gloucester. The day concludes with Festival Evensong at 4pm and this year’s preacher is the Very Revd Martyn Percy, Dean of Oxford. This is a wonderful day to attend and a wonderful experience to be part of and all those who went along in 2015 were enthusiastic about the event, despite the poor weather! A coach has been booked to take us there leaving Bishops Stortford around 9am and a signing up list is already on the Welcome desk in Church. Depending on numbers we hope that we may be able to offer places to the other Anglican Churches in the town and so please do consider coming along. Further details from Rosemary Thomson, 01279 758389.
Anointing for healing and wholeness – 25th June, 23rd July, 20th August, 17th September, 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. Last Wednesday, at the weekday service at 10am, this was tried and well received. Therefore we would like to offer this ministry, as an option, in the Lady Chapel after a Sunday 10am communion service, once a month for a start. Dates this year are 25th June, 23rd July, 20th August, 17th September, 22nd October and 19th November.
Open Invitation to a Tea Party, Sunday 25th June
To all newcomers to our church and families of those recently baptised, please come to a Tea Party in the Windhill Churches Centre on Sunday 25th June anytime between 3-6pm.
Music for a Sunday Afternoon, next Sunday 25th June at 3pm
Enjoy a 45 minute concert with Kate Cuzner (flute) and Jeff Thomson (piano), followed by tea and cake. Free admission, retiring collection.
Preparation for Admission to Holy Communion, 4 Mondays from 26th June
Are there children (8+) who attend St Michael’s Church, who’d like to do a short course for Admission to receive Holy Communion? Four after school sessions on Mondays 26th June to 17th July inclusive. Participants must be baptised, or to be willing to be prepared for baptism as well. Please speak to Derwyn TODAY for more information.
Choir Open Rehearsal, Friday 30th June
We are having an open rehearsal for potential new singers (boys/girls in Yr4+) on Friday 30th June from 6:30-7:30pm. Please come along, bring a friend and spread the word!
Messy Church at St Michael’s – next on 9th July!
All are welcome to join us for this fun and informal expression of ‘church’ during which we get messy and creative as we explore the Christmas story. Particularly fun for all the family. We finish by sharing in a cooked supper together. We meet on the second Sunday of the month at 4pm and will now be meeting in the Windhill Churches Centre.
Children’s Society Annual Coffee Morning and Box Opening
Saturday 15th July from 10am-12noon in church. Everyone is welcome, especially boxholders (come along with your box for coffee and cake). Cakes, marmalade, jam and books for sale. Donations of books gratefully received. Looking forward to seeing you all! Get in touch with Pat Matthews (659476) for information about the Children’s Society at St Michaels.
Holiday Bible Week, 7th-11th August 2017
HBW is a ‘Churches Together’ project that has been running for many years, involving all the churches of the town in providing Christian fun activities on a school field in the town on the first week of August. With 484 children signed up, we still need more helpers so that 60-70 of those children can take part. Please sign up now at www.holidaybibleweek.co.uk Thank you!
Soul Survivor Festival