Did you know you can receive free Christmas reflections during December & early January? The Church of England have created a set of 13 short Reflections to take us through the Christmas period, entitled “Your Christmas Journey”
You can sign up to get them in various ways. You can text GodWithUs to 88802 to get messages from #GodWithUs
For more info or to sign up via emails, please visit their website
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says:
“Your Christmas Journey seeks to help you explore what the Christmas story might mean in your life. The constant refrain of Christmas, in carols and readings, is that God is with us. In whatever situations you find yourself this Christmas, God is with you – you need only turn to him and ask to know his presence. “
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting Christians around the world to pray as one. It’s a special global week of events from 25th May – 4th June.
At St Michael’s, we’re joining in the following ways:
Ascension Day Service
Thursday 25th May we had a service in Church to mark Ascension Day.
You can listen to Si’s sermon below
24/7 Prayer Room
Our 24/7 Prayer Room is opening for a week from 8pm Sunday 28th May until 11am Sunday 4th June. We’re really excited about what’s in store.
Sign up is now open, so why not book your prayer room time whilst there is still lots of choice! Slots are available by the hour. Click here to book your slot see the sign-up sheet in the St Michael’s Centre foyer.
We’re also having prayer sessions at 8pm each week day which you don’t need to sign up to—just turn up! And a Children’s Prayer Session at 10am on Friday 2nd June
We are also having themed sessions throughout the week – led by a variety of different people. Click here to download the full list.
Church on the Green – Pentecost Sunday
The week will end on Pentecost Sunday with Church on the Green. Join us at 11am for hymns stories songs and fun. Bring a picnic and stay around afterwards too. Everyone welcome. For one week only, this will be in place of our 9am and 10.30am services. This is an event for everyone in the community and if the weather’s bad we’ll move inside.
Forget everything you thought you knew about poetry. Banish the word ‘recital” from your mind. Instead, think stand-up comedy, improvised lyrics, inspiring storytelling, rap, rhythm, song, and laughter. Lots of laughter.
We’re hosting a world class stand-up poetry event in the St Michael’s Centre on Friday 26 May.
Harry Baker is an international poetry slam champion. Chris Read is his musical partner in crime. Their energetic blend of lyrics and laughs is hopeful, challenging and charming.