The Parish of St Michael, St Albans with St Mary, Childwick Green

                          Wishing You a Happy and Holy Christmas

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Welcome to the Parish of St Michael, St Albans with St Mary, Childwick Green: two Christian communities, part of the Church of England, worshipping and serving Jesus in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

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Festive Highlights

ADVENT SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER
The beginning of a new Christian year
6.30pm Advent Carols at St Michael's
SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER
4.00pm Christingle Service at St Michael's
Please help our planning by letting us know if you want to attend by emailing: admin.stmichaels@btconnect.com
SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER
7.30pm
Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol
This one man show by Tom Ryan is touring local venues throughout December. Tickets 10 pounds from janelarman@sky.com
SUNDAY 14TH DECEMBER
9.30am
Family Communion and Nativity Play at St Michael's
Familiar words and stirring music
6.00pm Christmas Carols at St Mary's
MONDAY 15th DECEMBER
7.30pm - 9.00pm
Advent Quiet Evening at St Michael's
Candles, silence, icons - just drop in
SUNDAY 21ST DECEMBER
6.30pm
Christmas Carols at St Michael's
More traditional readings and rousing music
WEDNESDAY 24th DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS EVE
4.00pm
Crib Service at St Michael's
Ideal for children - please come as a character from the story - shepherd, angel, donkey, star...
11.30pm Midnight Mass at St Michael's
Seasonal wonder and mystery
THURSDAY 25th DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS DAY
9.30am
Family Communion at St Michael's
Festive celebration for all ages
11.15am Family Communion at St Mary's
SUNDAY 4TH JANUARY - EPIPHANY
The arrival of the wise men
9.30am Parish Communion at St Michael's
SUNDAY 1ST FEBRUARY - CANDLEMAS
The end of the greater Christmas season
9.30am
Family Communion at St Michael's

St Michael's Heating Appeal
The new heating system has now been installed in St Michael's church and it has replaced the old system. Those who were in St Michael's on November 16th heard the invitation from the stewardship committee that we consider what contribution parishioners might make towards the cost of the renewal of the heating system. We have been able to do the heating project and to secure St Michael's mission as a warm welcoming building for a warm welcoming community. It is vital that we refloat the reserves. We have eaten into our income-generating capacity and there may be future needs to which we want to make a similarly swift response. We owe it to future generations that we are as prudent for them as they have been for us.

For more information concerning the heating appeal, please go to the Heating Appeal page.

Children's Choir in Concert
The Children's choir recently performed in the Quorum 25th Anniversary concert at St Albans Baptist Church. You can watch and listen to three pieces from the concert by going to the Groups/Choir page.

Photo Archive
Photos showing the childrens' choir workshop and the bonfire party are now available. Click any image on the site to display a larger pop-up version. Recent and topical additions can be viewed on the Visit Us/Gallery 2014 page, or by clicking HERE. Pictures for 2013 can be viewed on the Visit Us/Gallery 2013 page, or by clicking HERE.

Winter View of St Michael's Church at Dusk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vicar Kenneth Padley with Churchwardens Graham Willey, Imogen Broad and Retiring Churchwarden Sue Dyson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Churchwarden's Wand

Contact>

Vicar:

The Rev'd Kenneth Padley

Telephone: 01727,835037

Email: kennethpadley@gmail.com

 

 

 

Parish Administrator:

Georgie Ray (usually available weekdays 9.30am - 12.30pm)
Please note that from 1st December 2014 these times will change to 9.00am - 12.00 noon

Parish Office, The Vicarage,
St Michael's Street,
St Albans, AL3 4SL

Telephone: 01727,835037

Email: admin.stmichaels@btconnect.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church Tour

A pictorial tour of the interior of St Michael's is now available. Photos of the surrounding area are also shown.

Click HERE to view the tour. If you drag the cursor across the screen you will be able to see the church interior to the left, right, up, down and behind.