Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer takes place online on youtube each Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am.

You can watch here

Click here for the youtube playlist

A different member of the Clergy, Licensed Lay Ministry or staff teams, lead the session, and you can join in live, or catch up later.

Prayer Gathering

On Wednesday 6 September at 7.30pm we are gathering in St Michael’s Centre for a whole church prayer gathering.

Prayer is key to everything we do, and an important part of our individual lives. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather and pray as a church, and listen to God together.

Why not count yourself in and come along for an evening of prayer and worship?

Thy Kingdom Come 2023

Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ.

Whether you have joined in with Thy Kingdom Come before or not, we invite you to take part from 18-28 May 2023 – along with churches from over 80 different denominations and traditions in over 170 countries around the world.

What are we planning at St Michael’s?

Ascension Day Communion – Thursday 18 May 7.30pm in Church and live-streamed via our youtube channel

Whole Church Prayer Gathering – Wednesday 24 May 7.30pm in Church

Morning Prayer on Youtube Live â€“ Friday 19 May, Wednesday 24 May and Friday 26 May

Thy Kingdom Come Novena – Download

A novena is an ancient tradition of devotional praying in Christianity, with prayers repeated for nine successive days.

The 2023 Thy Kingdom Come Novena has daily readings from the book of 1 John, with reflections written by The Very Reverend Bob Key with a commendation from Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell. The Novena covers the nine days of Thy Kingdom come, from 18-28 May 2023.

Download a copy of the Novena

Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come

Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come is a great way to set up regular, daily patterns of prayer to hold people in prayer

The free app for iOS and Android
Containing audio for Morning, Evening, Day and Night Prayer from the booklet for all 11 days. The Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come app has been updated with the ability to set reminders for any or all the services at times that suit you. Download for Android or iOS.

Smart speaker
From Ascension Day (18 May), you can also get Alexa and Google Home to â€˜Ask the Church of England for today’s Thy Kingdom Come’ to hear a short service of Prayer During the Day (before 7pm) and Night Prayer (after 7pm) throughout the 11 days.

Resources for young people: The Way for Thy Kingdom Come

The Way produce faith-based video content, made by young people and for young people.

The Way’s video series on prayer is available to watch on their social channels now and there will be a discussion guide for youth groups and schools to use with the videos during Thy Kingdom Come.

The Way will also release exclusive new videos on prayers and gifts of the spirit during Thy Kingdom Come.

Follow The Way on InstagramTikTok and YouTube.

Resources for children: Cheeky Pandas for Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come and Cheeky Pandas are partnering for 2023 to offer a fun-filled, bible-based TV series for use in family services, assemblies, and at home, featuring songs, animated stories, prayer and interviews with special guests. Alongside this, they have activity packs, service plans, a prayer book and a children’s app. Christian cartoons for kids, action worship songs, and free resources for families, churches and schools are available from cheekypandas.com.

Prayer Breakfast

Our monthly prayer breakfast is now back in person! Come along to St Michael’s Centre on Wednesday 27 July at 7.30am for prayer and worship, followed by a light breakfast together.

We meet in Seminar Room 3 (at the end of the new corridor on St Michael’s Centre)

All welcome!

Thy Kingdom Come 2022

In the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ. Thy Kingdom Come runs from Thursday  26 May – Sunday 5 June 2022

What are we planning at St Michael’s?

Ascension Day Communion – Thursday 26 May 7.30pm in Church and live-streamed

Morning Prayer on Facebook Live – Friday 27 May, Wednesday 1 June 

Thy Kingdom Come Novena – Download

The Novena booklet offers nine days of reflections on the book of 1 Peter, written by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Expanding on nine key verses, it will help you be shaped by scripture throughout the days of Thy Kingdom Come, and is beautifully illustrated by Anna Heslop.

Download a copy of the Novena from Archbishop Justin Welby – click here

From the Thy Kingdom Come Team

Join the team live on Facebook as some of the TKC team get together to pray.
They will be doing several Facebook Live prayers over the  11 days 

Thy Kingdom Come App

We are excited to share the Thy Kingdom Come app. This is a wonderful discipleship tool for all ages, with content for adults, youth and children, created to spiritually nourish and encourages prayer during the eleven days of Thy Kingdom Come.  All of the key resources are featured on this free app and is a wonderful and accessible way for individuals and families to journey through this time of prayer. We encourage to you to share this with friends, family, congregation members and church networks. You can download the app from the google play store here and the apple app store here

Supporting Ukraine

Information on the Bristol response to Ukrainian Refugees – click here

Information on volunteering with Love Bristol helping refugees with the visa process – click here

We are currently in discussions with Bristol City Council and South Glos Council about becoming a Welcome Hub for providing support and space for Ukrainians to access. One of the requirements of a Welcome Hub is that they have a Welcome Hub Leader – if you feel that this is an area of Ministry that you would like to be involved in please get in touch.

If you are interested in hosting a refugee please go to the Gov website to register your interest.

 


Donate items via Barnabus Fund Food Gives Appeal

Thank you to all those who have bought items in and those who have taken them to the Swindon collection point for the Ukraine Barnabus Fund appeal. We have taken lots of full car loads of essential items so far which is fantastic! 

The current need is for the following:

Food  tinned food with pull lids, energy bars and food you can eat on the run.

 


Donate Financially

Donating financially is one of the quickest ways to practically help. Below are four different ways.

Donate to the UK Disaster Emergency Committee Fund Click here

DEC charities are in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meeting the needs of all refugees and displaced people: By donating to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, you’ll help DEC charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.

  • £30 could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month
  • £50 could provide blankets for four families
  • £100 could provide emergency food for two families for one month

Donate to Moldovan Mission

Moldovan Mission’s CEO, Mark McCormick, is the founder and former leader of Gotesti Baptist Church. He works closely with St Michael’s Mission Partner Ruslan Telpiz and other Pastors throughout Moldova.  Click here

Message from Mark: “We are at this moment supporting our Pastor Partners, as they help those who are fleeing the Ukraine. They are meeting the refugees on the border and giving food and accommodation. If they wish to go to Romania then they are transporting them. All this they are doing at their own expense. So we are trying to raise funds for them. If you would like to help please use our donations page and mark your donation Refugees. Thank you“.

Donate to Epaphras Trust

Epaphras Trust works in four countries: Kenya, India, Nepal and Ukraine and is a Mission Partner of St Michael’s Church. Trustee and church member Ken Hart has been to Ukraine around 20 times in the last 18 years. More info and details on how to give: Click here

Donate to the #HelpUkraine Emergency Appeal. Click here

This campaign is being organised by a community partnership of Ukrainian churches and organisations in Great Britain,  and the funds raised will provide accredited and registered Ukrainian charities with medicine, food and vital services. Donations can also pay for blankets, hygiene packs and trauma counselling.
  • The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London
  • Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Great Britain
  • Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB)
  • Association of Ukrainian Women (AUW)
  • Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM)
  • Plast Ukrainian Scouts in Great Britain
  • Association of Ukrainian Teachers (AUT)
 

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