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St Michael’s Open for Public Worship

Dear friends,
After a long season during which we have been unable to gather, we are pleased to announce that, from 12th July, St Michael’s will once again be opening its doors for public worship on Sundays.  We shall be holding three short communion services at the following times:

  • Sunday 8:00am
  • Sunday 10:30am live-streamed on the internet from 23rd August
  • Sunday 6:30pm

We regret that for the time being there can be no singing because of the risk of disease transmission.  However, there will be organ music at the 10:30am and 6:30pm services.
Because of the continuing risk of COVID-19, we hope that you will understand that there need to be strict rules to keep everyone safe (see our COVID-19 procedures).  To make best use of the available space whilst ensuring social distancing, we are asking that you book in advance for our Sunday services to ensure that we can accommodate you.  Please contact the Parish Office to book by phone (office hours only) or email.  Bookings will open at 10:00am on the Monday before the service and close at noon on the Thursday before the service.
Please click here to read what you need to know before you come to Public Worship, and what to expect while you are with us.

In addition, we shall continue to open the Lady Chapel for Private Prayer on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am till noon.  Please click here to read what you need to know before coming to Private Prayer.

Liz Ratcliffe and the St Michael’s Team.
9th July 2020

Please note:  Our monthly Parish Magazine is now being distributed normally, and we are no longer publishing it on-line.  If you would like to receive the magazine, or submit an article, please get in touch with the Church News editorial team (see Contact Us).

Our original announcement on 17th March 2020...

Dear friends,

We have just learned that - following Government guidance about non-essential contact - the Archbishops have suspended public worship for a season.  Our normal round of Sunday, Wednesday and other services will therefore cease for the time being.
The clergy will be continuing to say prayers on behalf of all of you, and are looking at how we can give people a sense of being involved, even when not physically present.  We are also working on ways of keeping in touch with you all and offering pastoral support without the face-to-face encounters that pose a risk of disease transmission, and I will be in touch again shortly.
In the meantime, if there are particular people or situations you would like us to pray for, or if you simply want to talk, please let us know.
Please share this message widely.
Assuring you of our love and continuing prayers during these unsettling times.

Liz Ratcliffe and the St Michael’s Team.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.