This Week and Beyond at St Michael's

These are all the events taking place in church.  Some occasional users may be in at other times 

Public Health Announcement: COVID-19 Coronovirus outbreak - is not an pandemic. We are more at risk from flu. We are advised to wash our hands frequently (20 seconds min with soap and water); sneeze or cough in to a tissue and bin it; if we develop fever, cough or breathlessness consult NHS 111 in the first instance.

In church: we will be using hand gel sanitiser and providing extra tissues for those who need them. Peace - perhaps a nod not a handshake advised; Chalice no intinction and receive in one kind only if we have sneezes or a cough.

Highlighted Events:   'Gesima Season  = a Latin countdown towards Easter. Sexagesima = 70 days to go

Coming up:   Lent will begin on Ash Wednesday 26th February

 

FEBRUARY 2020

SUNDAY 16th Sexagesima: 2nd before Lent

  • 10 am Sung 'Gesima Season Eucharist in St Michael's
  • 1 pm Life in Christ Punjabi worship
  • 4 pm Syrian Orthodox worship in church
 
Monday 17th Janani Luwum, martyr, Uganda, 1977
  • 11.15 am Funeral for Ted Whitehouse + tea/cake and then full refreshments from1 pm onwards at the Royal British Legion Club
 
Tuesday 18th  
  • Half Term school break: no dance classes today
 
Wednesday 19th 
  • 11 am Informal Eucharist + coffee
  • Half Term school break: no dance classes today
 
Thursday 20th
  • 9 am Morning Prayer
  • 1-5 pm 50+ Club coming in & out via church
 
Friday 21st 
  • 10 am Move to the Groove keep fit : newcomers warmly welcomed

 

Saturday 22nd
  • 4-6 pm OMG: Christian Essentials workshop 3 in church

 

SUNDAY 23rd Quinquagesima: next before Lent

  • 10 am   Special Sung Eucharist 
  • 1-4 pm Life in Christ Punjabi ecumenical worship
  • 4 pm ELCE Lutheran worship 
 
Monday 24th
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer
 
Tuesday 25th
  • 3.15 - 7 pm church open for dance school folk
 
Ash Wednesday 26th : Lent begins
  • 11 am Informal Eucharist + ashing
  • 3 - 7 pm church open for dance school folk
  • 7.30 pm Liturgy for the Beginning of Lent (Penitence, Ashing, Holy Communion)

 

Thursday 27th George Herbert, priest, poet, 1633
  • 9 am Morning Prayer

 

Friday 28th 
  • 10 am Keep Fit - all levels of fitness welcome

 

Saturday 29th
  • 3-5 pm OMG: Christian Essentials workshop 4 in church

MARCH

Sunday 1st  Lent 1

  • 10 am Sung Lent Season Eucharist in St Michael's
  • 1 pm Life in Christ Punjabi worship
  • 6 pm Table for All: open time for discussion over food
 
Tuesday 3rd 
  • 3.15 to 6.30 pm church open for dance school folk

 

    Wednesday 4th Ember day (preparation for Spring)
    • 11 am Informal Eucharist + coffee in St Michael's
    • 3-7 pm church open for dance school folk

     

    Thursday 5th
    • 9 am Morning Prayer
    • 1-5 pm 50+ club coming and going via church

     

    Friday 6th  Ember day (preparation for Spring)
    • 10 am Keep Fit - all levels of fitness welcome
    • 2 pm World Day of Prayer - join us at St Anthony of Padua RC church
     
    Saturday 7th Sigfrid, Bishop and Missionary, 1045
    • 4-6 pm OMG: Christian Essentials workshop 5 in church

     

    Look out for:   Lent 40 days of preparation for Easter.    Red Letter Days (= important feast days marked by a special Eucharist): Ash Wednesday is 26th February - full liturgy 7.30 pm; Joseph of Nazareth Thursday 19th March at 8am