The Parenting Course

At St Michael’s we run a 6-week course which enables parents to explore some of the big issues we face – because children don’t arrive with an instruction manual.

The course is for any parents, step-parents, prospective parents or carers of children aged 0–10 years.

It gives us the opportunity to be honest about the joys and struggles of parenting. We look at issues such as the gift of acceptance, the testing child and defending the boundaries.

Family life is under great pressure today and parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. We can all learn how to make even the happiest family better.

Who

While The Parenting Children Course is based on Christian principles, it is designed for parents with or without a Christian faith.

When

The course is usually run once a year, meeting one evening a week for six evenings.

How much

The course is free.  Some people choose to make a voluntary donation towards the cost of refreshments and course materials.

Find our more

Please contact Karen Needham through the Chuch Office

Marriage Course

We’re pleased to be running another 8 session Marriage Course.

The course is designed as a kind of ‘MOT’ for marriages to help strengthen foundations and build intimacy for couples who are already married. The course will take place in the Coffee Shop, and will be  fortnightly on Friday evenings starting 13th April.  It will be run by Olly and Tamara McGregor, with input from other couples. 

Click here for more information

 

Marriage Preparation Course

Getting married or thinking about it?

 If so, please consider signing up for the Marriage Preparation Course  – a 5 week course that will help lay the foundations for a long and lasting relationship. 

It starts on Thursday 18th January  7pm – 10pm in the Old School Rooms Coffee Shop with a meal included.

Please get in touch if you’re interested.

 

 

Alpha Course – Starting 17 January

Alpha is an opportunity to discuss life and the Christian faith, in an open and friendly environment, over 8 Wednesday evenings.

Find out more at the taster session on Wednesday 17th January, starting with a meal together

There’s no pressure, there’s no charge; just good food and lots to talk about!

You can sign up to say you’re coming to taster session here or get in touch for more information by email or call the office on 0117 9692486

Parentalk – the teenage years.

We’re running a parenting teenagers course this term, starting on Monday 2 October and running until 20 November, 7.30pm in the Old School Rooms Coffee Shop.

If you are a parent of one or more teenagers, and are wondering where your sweet child has gone, this course is for you.

If you want to be reassured that you are not the only one going through this, then this course is for you.

If you need some strategies to put in place, this course is for you.

We’re using the Care for the Family material so there’ll be a chance to learn from them, as well as to share our own experiences and support one another.

If you’d like to come, please sign up here

 

Alpha

Alpha is an opportunity to discuss life and the Christian faith, in an open and friendly environment, over a 9 week course.

Find out more at the taster session on Wednesday 20th September, starting with a meal together

There’s no pressure, there’s no charge; just good food and lots to talk about!

You can sign up to say you’re coming to taster session here or get in touch for more information by email or call the office on 0117 9692486

Parenting Course

 

We’re delighted to be running a Parenting course on Tuesday evenings.  Starting on 13th June it will run for 6 weeks.  If you’d like to find out more please email Karen or Amy  or you can book directly onto the course here

 

Divorce Recovery Workshop

Are you recently divorced or separated from a significant relationship and left with emotions of loneliness, shock, rejection, guilt, anger or bitterness? Perhaps you have been divorced or separated for some time but find yourself still struggling with moving forward with your life?

DRW is a national charity running workshops around the country by people who themselves have come through significant relationship breakdown. The aim of the workshops are to help and support people to better understand what they are going through and move on. So “you can go through it or grow through it”.

A new 6 week workshop is starting at St. Michael’s Church Centre  on  Monday 27th February 7pm- 9pm. For further information, to discuss or book onto the course, contact Jean on 01454 854482 or Nick or Sally on 01454 250376, or  e-mail bristol@drw.org.uk

 

Two Alpha Courses Starting Soon!

We have 2 Alpha courses starting very soon!  One on Wednesday evenings and one on Friday afternoons. Alpha is an 8 week course (plus a taster session and a day together in the middle) during which we have the opportunity to discuss all sorts of issues related to the Christian faith. There’s a topic for each session, but we can discuss anything and everything! If you’re new to faith, or just thinking about it, come and join us on Wednesday 11th January at 7pm or Friday 13th January at 1pm both in St Michael’s Centre. You are welcome just to turn up, but if you can register your interest in advance that would be helpful. You can sign up here for the evening session, or  here for the daytime session. Or alternatively call Vicky on 0117 969 2486