What to expect....
For some people going anywhere for the first time can be a bit of a nerve-racking experience. To help avoid any worries here's a quick summary of what you can expect at St Michael's.
We start our meeting at 10.30am with a few minutes of notices, keeping us informed of diary dates etc, then we spend about 30 minutes worshipping.
Our worship time consists of a mix of modern songs and traditional hymns (accompanied either on the organ or by a contemporary worship band) and some words (liturgy) from the Church’s service book.
Children and youth usually meet in their own age-relevant groups (see separate pages) and a crèche operates throughout for the under-3’s.
We then have a talk from the bible that is relevant and meaningful to our modern lives and a time of prayer. We finish our meeting around 11.45am, with tea and coffee.
Our aim is that whether you are just looking into Christianity for the first time or have been a Christian for many years that you should be encouraged and inspired by the morning.
We hope that everyone will draw closer to God and find a warm welcome.
Newcomers to St Michael’s will find a ‘welcome pack’ and other information at the back of church or you can ask for further information from the Church Office.
What we believe....
We are a Christian church and believe that all can have relationship with God.
We believe this relationship with God is possible because of Jesus (God's only son) who invites us to believe in him and follow him.
We have friendly relationships with other local churches from both traditional and modern backgrounds.
If you are interested in exploring the Christian faith then please come along on a Sunday or contact the office to ask for a free booklet.
Is it just Sundays?
Absolutely not! God is with us all week long and we aim to lead lives pleasing to him.
We're not perfect and we do make mistakes, but we desire to make a positive difference in everything we do.
To further encourage us we have midweek small groups (a small group is simply a meeting of maybe 10 people in someone's house). These ‘house-groups’ are a great way to get to know others in the church and to be real with each other about everyday living.
If you are just looking into Christianity you are welcome to come along to a small group but you may prefer to join an Alpha group.
Alpha is a great way to find out more about God and the claims of Christianity. No question is too stupid and you'll find other people also exploring God for the first time.
For those with disabilities....
We aim to be an all-inclusive church. However our resources are limited so we try to provide for our current attendees.
If you wish to discuss specific needs please contact the church office.
Most of our premises are accessible for those with disabilities. We have reserved spaces near the Church entrance for cars to pause for people who have walking difficulties.
A hearing aid loop is installed in the church for the hard of hearing and there is a toilet for the less able-bodied.
How you can help
We are grateful to God for providing our needs over many years however He needs us to help too if our ministry and church growth is to expand.
you decide to worship here regularly and would like to help in any of the many
activities and responsibilities that keep this church alive, here are some of
the ways in which you can do this:-
help is always needed in all of our groups and activities, e.g. children and
young people’s work, coffee stop, offering lifts to church and general jobs
around the church premises or churchyard. If you have any spare time to offer
we would be pleased to hear from you.
support for each other and for the work of the church is vital and you are
always welcome at our monthly Saturday prayer meetings.
Of course, none of the activities would be possible without the regular financial support of the people who worship here. You may be surprised to learn that it costs more than £2000 per week to keep St. Michael’s running. There are several ways in which you can give – the collection plate at Sunday services, envelope scheme or by bank standing orders. If you are a tax-payer your contribution can be increased by 25% if it is Gift-Aided. For details of this scheme please contact Lesley Bate.
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