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 

Highlighted Events:  The Season of Advent begins on 1st December - one of the most beautiful in the Church Calendar. Rich in imagery, poetry and of course full of expectation for the future not just Christmas. We open our observances with Plainsong, incense and lighting the first of 5 candles on our Advent Crown.  Table for All  at 6pm continues our Advent theme - open meal time with conversation : "What are your favourite Advent customs?"

Coming up:  Advent 2 is inclusive for all ages/abilities. We follow this with a festive bring and share Christmas lunch open to everyone. 

 

DECEMBER

SUNDAY 1st  ADVENT Sunday

  • 10 am   Solemn Sung Eucharist - Year A of Matthew begins 
  • 1 pm Life in Christ Punjabi ecumenical worship
  • 6 pm Table for All - join us for simple supper and discussion:  What are your favourite Advent customs?
 
Tuesday 3rd Francis Xavier, Missionary, Apostle of the Indies, 1552
  • Church open for dance school 4-7 pm
 
Wednesday 4th John Damascene c.749; Nicholas Ferrar of Little Gidding, 1637
  • 11 am Informal Eucharist + coffee
  • Church open for dance school 3.30-7 pm
 
Thursday 5th
  • 9 am Morning Prayer
  • 1-4 pm 50+ Club Christmas Event in church
 
Friday 6th Nicholas of Myra, c.326
  • 10 am Move to the Groove keep fit 
  • 4.30 pm Wardens' meeting in church

 

Saturday 7th Ambrose of Milan, 397
  • 8am to 2 pm Syrian Orthodox Liturgy in church

 

SUNDAY 8th Advent 2 

  • 10 am  Sung Advent Eucharist - all ages welcome
  • 12 noon Bring and share festive celebration lunch
  • 1-4 pm Life in Christ Punjabi ecumenical worship
  • 4-7 pm ELCE Lutheran worship in church
 
Monday 9th
  • 9 am Morning Prayer
 
Tuesday 10th 
  • 4- 7 pm church open for dance school folk
 
Wednesday 11th Ember day: prepare for Winter
  • 11 am Informal Eucharist + coffee
  • 3.30-7 pm church open for dance school folk
  • 7.30 pm PCC Meeting 

 

Thursday 12th
  • 9 am Morning Prayer
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer

 

Friday 13th Lucy of Syracuse, martyr, 304; Samuel Johnson, moralist, 1784
  • 10 am Move to the Groove keep fit - last one of the term
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer

 

SUNDAY 15th Advent 3

  • 10 am   Sung Advent Season Eucharist 
  • 1-4 pm Life in Christ Punjabi ecumenical worship
  • 4-10 pm Syrian Orthodox worship in church
 
Monday 16th 
  • 9.30 am rehearsal for KS2 children in church
  • 2 pm School Carol Service in church
 
Tuesday 17th O Sapientia: O Wisdom
 
Wednesday 18th O Adonai: O Lord
  • 11 am Informal Eucharist + coffee

 

Thursday 19th O Radix Jesse: O Root of Jesse 
  • 9 am Morning Prayer
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer

 

Friday 20th O Clavis David: O Key of David
  • 9 am Morning Prayer
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer 

 

SUNDAY 22nd Advent 4  O Rex Gentium

  • 10 am   Sung Advent Season Eucharist 
  • 1 pm Life in Christ Punjabi ecumenical worship
  • 4-7 pm ELCE Lutheran worship
 
Monday 23rd O Emmanuel
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer 
 

Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve

  • 4 pm Christmas All Age Crib service: candles, carols and a Christmas play
  • 5-11 pm Syrian Orthodox liturgy in church
  • 11.30 pm Midnight Mass: candles, carols and Holy Communion
 

Wednesday 25th Christmas Day

  • 10 am Sung Eucharist for Christmas morning: carols and Holy Communion
  • 1-3 pm Life in Christ Punjabi worship
 

Sunday 29th Christmas Sunday

  • 10 am Sung Christmas Season Eucharist: carols and Holy Communion

 

Look out for:  Advent 2: special celebration for everyone followed by our bring and share festive lunch: everyone is welcome; Christmas celebrations on 24th, 25th and 29th December (see above)    Red Letter Days (= important feast days marked by a special Eucharist): Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Christmas Sunday (see above), 1st Jan Naming & Circumcision of Christ; Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated on Sunday 5th January at 10am