‘How can I understand, unless someone guides me?’

May. 2, 2021 by

Sermon about How to read the Bible by Kenneth Padley for the Fifth Sunday of Easter 2nd May 2021 based on Philip and the Ethiopian in Acts 8.26-40 and John 15.1-8. ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ asked Philip. ‘How can

Easter prayers

Apr. 4, 2021 by

by Patsy Cann Intercession April 4 2021 Almighty God, as we gather here on this Easter Sunday, we thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ into the world, to bring light into our darkness.  We pray for forgiveness of

Lent Groups

Jan. 26, 2021 by

The solemn season of Lent will be starting on Ash Wednesday, 17th February. Service arrangements tbc. As in previous years, we will be offering Lent groups. These will be meeting by Zoom. Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm – five weeks, starting on February

Gradual return to onsite services

Jan. 26, 2021 by

We will begin a cautious and tapered return to onsite services in February. When reviewing the issues and options, the PCC Standing Committee were acutely aware of the diverse needs, risks, and perceptions about this issue. Local coronavirus infection rates

Saving Christmas

Dec. 25, 2020 by

Sermon by Kenneth Padley 25th December 2020 Readings: Titus 3.4-7, Luke 2.8-16 How do you shape your Christmas? How do you make this time of year really special? Lots of people are asking such questions this year because of having

Lockdown ringing

Nov. 25, 2020 by

Have you heard St Michael’s bell chiming? Bellringers have been asked to support the Church of England’s call to prayer during this month of lockdown by ringing a single bell at 6pm each day. Many thanks to Tower Captain Alison


Nov. 5, 2020 by

Mission and Community Committee would like to encourage as many people as possible to turn their creative hands to helping decorate St Michael’s for this special time. The aim is threefold: (i), we would love to have a Christmas pop up shop in

Sermon for St Luke’s Day (18th October 2020) by John Hayton

Oct. 19, 2020 by

Lk 10: 1-9. 2 Tim 4: 5-17. Today we celebrate St Luke. His day is actually today, 18th October. So it is good to be able to take a moment or two to look at the man, his gospel, his

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