Study opportunities

We love people to dig deeper into the life of faith and run regular and occasional opportunities to support this. At least once a year there is an Exploring Christianity group for those who want to find out more about the key building blocks of Christianity. We often run a Bible study on one or books of the Bible. Two house groups meet to reflect, pray and socialise. Please see the homepage for forthcoming events.

 

Lunch Club

Lunch Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Parish Centre at 12.15pm. We share a home-cooked lunch and good company for a couple of hours. Twice a year we try to arrange a day’s outing. We need to know numbers in advance but if you think you might be interested coming along, please contact Gill Huckerby, Tel: 01727,862469. Lunch Club is often preceded by a short service in church at 11.30am.

FEED Foodbank

St Michael’s and St Mary’s support FEED foodbank based at the St Albans Vineyard Fellowship. Much more than food is dispensed. Volunteers also provide help, support and advice in caring for those who are at difficult or vulnerable points in their life. Items may be brought to St Michael’s on a Sunday or Wednesday and put in the FEED collection box in the Tower Room. Items brought to St Mary’s will be taken to St Michael’s and sent on to FEED.

FEED would be grateful for the following donations:

  • Coffee and sugar
  • Spaghetti, macaroni
  • Puddings, jams and spreads
  • Fruit juice, squash
  • Washing up liquid, detergents
  • Deodorant, shower gel and shampoo
  • Nappies: 4+, 5, 5+, 6 and baby wipes

Thank you for your support.

For further information, please contact Alison Mann via Georgie Ray in the Parish Office: 01727 835037.

Ladies’ Night

Ladies’ Night meets every other month for drinks and chat. Contact Anna Padley for dates and times.

Men’s Night

Men’s Night meets every other month to sample to produce of local hostelries; coordinated by Vitor Ferreira

The Friends of St. Michael’s

The Friends exist to “maintain, repair, renew, improve and enhance the structure and fabric, furnishings, memorials and fittings of the Church of St.Michael, St.Albans.” The appeal of the Friends has always been to people who, while not necessarily churchgoers, nevertheless feel the presence of St.Michael’s to be of vital importance in the local community. Over the years they have raised £120,000 – hard work, but good fun.

The Friends is managed by a small committee. Membership is open to all with the annual subscription of five pounds. The Subscriptions Secretary is Ruth Jerram Tel: 01727 858448.