Corona contact – staying in touch during this time of social-distancing

Mar. 15, 2020 by

Many people will have good networks of support by phone or other means. In addition, St Michaels and St Marys are putting in place a network of telephone buddies to offer personal contact for those who need it most at

The journey of faith: putting God first

Mar. 8, 2020 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley Reading: Genesis 12.1-4; John 3.1-17 We are still early in the solemn season of Lent, that period of penitence and reflection which leads up to Holy Week, the most important days of the year, in which

Giving up fossil fuels for Lent

Mar. 1, 2020 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley 1st March 2020 Lent as is a time for giving things up. The season has come down to us from a tradition of fasting which developed in the early Church. Usually we think of fasting as

How is Creation significant?

Feb. 18, 2020 by

Sermon by Dr Mike Ford 16th February 2020 This morning we have heard three Bible readings (the whole chapter 1 of Genesis, Romans 8:15-25 and Matthew 6:25-34)  They all mention creation in one way and another.  What I want to

Life in all its fullness

Feb. 11, 2020 by

Address by Mrs Alison Rafferty, Headteacher of St Michael’s Primary School, about the Church of England’s approach to schooling and the ethos of her school; St Michael’s church 9th February 2020 I wonder what your primary school days were like.

God become meat

Dec. 28, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley for Midnight Mass 2019 Hebrews 1.1-12; John 1.1-14 As the clock ticks towards midnight, may I take this opportunity to thank you for your many seasonal greetings and kindnesses, and to wish you, your families and

Three Biblical women: Mrs Isaiah, Mary, and Naomi

Dec. 22, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Baptism of Naomi Roden 22nd December 2019 Readings: Isaiah 7.10-16, Matthew 1.18-25 Excitement has grown during the days of Advent as we have recalled those who prepared for the

The centre of the universe

Nov. 24, 2019 by

Sermon for the Feast of Christ the King and Baptism of Oliver Housley by Kenneth Padley 24th November 2019. Readings Jeremiah 23.1-6; Luke 23.33-43. The year 2019 marks the anniversaries of two major endeavours in human exploration and discovery. Most

“I’ve upped my giving – up yours!”

Nov. 17, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley for the annual Giving Campaign and launch of the Parish Giving Scheme. Friends, as we head towards the end of the Church year, and before we dive once more into the delights of Advent and Christmas,

Resurrection Hope

Nov. 3, 2019 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley All Saints Commemoration of departed loved ones 2019.11.3 Readings: Isaiah 25.6-9; Romans 8.9-11 I want to begin by really commending you for coming to this service tonight and for reflecting together on death and bereavement. I