Soaking Prayer

Tuesday 12 November

Gather at 7.45 for 8pm start. In the busyness of life we can sometimes find it difficult to find that time and space to spend with God and to find the words in prayer.

In this hour of Soaking Prayer we will be resting in His Presence and allowing ourselves to be open to the Lord. Please bring something to lie on, and a pillow or fleece for comfort   Hosted by the Journeying Together Life Group.

Light Party 2019

On Thursday 31 October we are having a Light Party for Primary School aged children!
We do this each year so that children can celebrate light, instead of  the darkness that is often associated with 31 October.
It is always a lot of fun!
We’re running two parties 

3.30pm – 5pm for Reception and KS1 ages

5.30pm – 7pm for KS2 ages

These will be drop-off and leave sessions in the auditorium. Crafts, games and food will be provided.

Booking is essential (by Friday 25 October) Please click here to book

All Saints Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance

Friday 1 November at 7.30pm is our annual All Saints day service in St Michael’s Church.

This simple service enables those who have experienced the loss of someone they love, to give thanks and remember their loved ones before God.

It may be that you have been bereaved in the recent or distant past or maybe you know someone who is still struggling to come to terms with a loss, why not think about inviting them to come along?

Remembrance Sunday 2019

Sunday 10 November is Remembrance Sunday. Our 10.30am Celebration will begin outside at the slightly earlier time of 10.25am with everyone gathering around the war memorial on The Green.  We will be joined by the Royal British Legion, and local Uniformed Groups. A short act of Remembrance will take place, with the laying of wreaths and 2 minutes silence. After this our young people will meet  for their groups and activities in the usual places, and everyone else will gather in the auditorium in the St Michael’s Centre for the rest of our Celebration.  

Operation Christmas Child 2019

Every year we take part in Operation Christmas Child – making up for shoeboxes of gifts for children worldwide. This is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project and is run by Samaritans Purse. It’s a great way to show God’s love in a tangible way to help needy children.

Click here for information on how to pack a shoebox . We also have leaflets available in Church and St Michael’s Centre.

And you can also find out more on the Operation Christmas Child Website.

Tougher import regulations mean no toothpaste and sweets as shoebox gifts from this year. Let’s think creatively by adding other fun toyes, school supplies and hygiene items that a child will love. More ideas here

Please drop off your boxes in church or St Michael’s Centre ready for collection by Sunday 17 November. 

Christmas Gospel Extravaganza

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With GERALDINE LATTY and GOSPEL GENERATION COMMUNITY CHOIR and featuring a live band.

Join us for for an amazing night of live Gospel singing with Gospel Generation Community Choir, joined by the immensely talented Geraldine Latty and Carey Luce. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening!

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Christmas Choir

Do you like to sing?

We’re again putting together a special Christmas choir, led by Andrea William-Jones, for our Carol Services on 22 December.

If you would like to be part of the Christmas Choir, we’d love you to join in! 

Click here to sign up!

The rehearsal dates are as follows:

Tuesdays  12, 21, 27 November, 3 December
Wednesdays 6, 27 November
Thursdays 21 November
Friday 20 December

What’s On: Week Beginning 23 September

This coming week there are lots of extra things happening at St Michael’s. This is as well as all the usual things too!

On Wednesday 25 September, the first proper session of the Alpha course starts – there’s still time to sign-up if you’d like to come along

Friday 27 September sees our monthly Heart of the Community Prayer Breakfast – everyone is welcome to come along at 6.30am in the Old School Rooms

At 2pm we have our monthly Film Friday in the Auditorium. Watch out for posters or ask us in the office for more details

Also on Friday 27 September, we welcome  The Great Western Chorus of Bristol. for their Barber Shop Bash. Tickets available here

Then on Saturday 28 September, it’s the turn of Bristol and West of England Male Voice Praise with their annual festival. Tickets and more info here

And for the full list of everything that’s happening, check out the Calendar

Welcome Trinity Ordinands

We are thrilled to be the context church this year for six Ordinands, who are all studying at Trinity College to be future vicars. 

Julie, Si and Tom will each be responsible for oversight of two students. Welcome to  Joe Palfreyman, David Wilkie, Eleanor Huggins, and Rob McDonald ,and welcome back to Vicky Wicks and Tom Hodkinson. You’ll be seeing them around about about, especially on a Sunday, so please make them feel welcome!