Welcome to 'News Items Page' designed to keep you informed about some of the stuff that is coming up at

St Michael's.

Our second 'news' page is "Other Activities" where there is news about All Saints Rhodes as well as other events locally or within the Diocese.

LATEST NEWS.........

Pew Sheet notices are now available on this website, click on the Tab, PEW SHEET on the Home Page.

4 weeks information will be available to view on this page from next week when the link will include a PDF version of the Pew Sheet, if you are unable to view this version please let me know via the CONTCT US facility on the HOME page of the website.

Updated 21st April 2018.

PREPARATIONFOR COMMUNION:

Classes will commence on w/c 23rd April, with the option for Monday or Tuesday evening.

Children in Key Stage 2 and above are invited, lists are at the back of Church for anyone wishing to sign up.

COMING SOON:

 Wednesday 23rd May, 7pm at St Aidan's Sudden, the Archdeacons Visitation.

This is the ceremony where all elected members of the PCC, Wardens, Sidespeople, etc. are confirmed in their appointments. Please make a special effort to attend and enjoy Archdeacon Cherry's usually inspirational talk of encouragement for all.

If you require a lift please contact Neil or Elaine.


MORNING PRAYER is being spoken Monday > Thursday at 09.15am, with these sessions usually held at

St Michael's, however please check the Pew Sheet for any venue variations   

We now have a dedicated page for Baptisms.

You can download a Baptism Application Form via the link on that page of this site.


YOUTH GROUP LATEST...

These Youth Group meetings coincide with the Family Eucharist Services, event subscription is £1.

Thanks to Annette, Kathryn and Neil who have taken on this role.

The Youth Group will meet at 5pm in the Old Vic as follows;

  29th April.

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS GROUP WHICH HELPS TO BRING YOUNG PEOPLE BACK TOGETHER, AFTER PRIMARY SCHOOL AND KEEPS THEIR LINK WITH THE CHURCH.


There are also items on 'Other Activities' Page, which have been updated on this date.


CHURCH MAGAZINE.

The April Edition of the Church Magazine is available, at the back of Church, cost 50p.

 Would Magazine distributors PLEASE confirm names and addresses of recipients on their distribution patch asap,

Any articles for the June issue -no later than 16th May 2018, please forward to Caroline Walmsley, contact details on the Pew Sheet. 

 PASTORAL TEAM.

The Pastoral Team also requires new members. This is a team of people who take Holy Communion to the sick as well as visiting those who need and appreciate a bit of a chat. If you would like a visit please contact Barbara Giverin in Church.

BIBLE STUDIES:

 These are held on Tuesday's, 1.30pm start at Marjorie's.

Please contact May if you are interested in joining the group or would like further information. 


Just as a gentle reminder. The there are so many ways to check out what's happening at St Michaels;


This page of the Church Website.

Obtain a copy of the Church Magazine - it is only 50p.

Or join in at Sunday morning or Wednesday morning services where you can pick up a pew sheet which usually has the latest news.


  WEDNESDAY MORNING WORSHIP.

Why not join this Happy Group who share Worship, Fellowship and a natter over a cuppa at the end of the Service.

 

PRAYER BREAKFAST.

Join Dorothy and May for a Prayer and Fellowship Breakfast at 08.30am on Saturday 5th May 2018, 

in the Old Vic.


JUNIOR CHURCH

Schedule for 2018

22nd April - Junior Church

29th April - Junior Church

6th May - Junior Church

13th May - Parade, NO Junior Church

20th May - Junior Church

27th May - School Holidays, NO Junior Church

3rd June -Junior Church

10th June - Parade, NO Junior Church

17th June -Junior Church

24th June - Junior Church

1st July - Junior Church

8th July - Parade, NO Junior Church

15th July - Junior Church - Final Session until September.

2nd September - Registration for Junior Church at 9am.   

ALSO PLEASE NOTE:

 We need additional leaders to supervise and prepare activities for Junior Church sessions. Without additional help we may have to reduce some of the sessions we run. If you are able to help please contact Kelly, our Junior Church leader and Child Safeguarding Officer.


FAMILY EUCHARIST.

This service is at 5.30pm and continues weekly, except during School Term Breaks and Holidays. 

Please check the weekly Pew Sheet for variations.

A service for the whole family, with worship that is EPIC (Experiential, Particpatory, Image Rich and Connective)This service takes a break during the school holidays, if you attend any of the other services during the school holidays please complete the Attendance Register.

Next Family Eucharist Service will be 22nd April

MOTHERS UNION.

Everyone is welcome, you don't have to be a Mothers Union Member to attend meetings.

The next events are; Spring Council, to be held at 90 Deansgate, 28 April followed by a talk to be given by John Bray on 2nd May at 7.30pm in the Old Vic.

Wednesday 16th May celebrates the Archdeaconry Festival at St Martins, Castleton. This will be the last Festival as Archdeaconry President for Marion, please make a special effort to attend in recognition of her service to the MU.

Please contact Yvonne or any MU member for more information.  

Mothers Union are supporting the theme "IN MARY SUMNERS FOOTSTEPS" this year, you can obtain more information by visiting the Mothers Union website; www.mothersunion.org.

There are some other requests that may interest you or you are able to support:

St Michael's is anxious to provide continuous support to the Middleton Foodbank, there is a box a the 'back' of Church, please help if you can. A donation of a tin or a packet of non-perishable food once a week or once a month would be brilliant.

 THE FOODBANK HAS NOW MOVED.

The new address is now; Unit S6b/c, Second Floor, Middleton Shopping Centre, located in the Lighthouse Project Accommodation

The facility is only open - 09.30 > 4.30pm;

 Contact phone number - 0161 643 1163.

Any donations would be much appreciated.

On this theme MUSTARD TREE , who are one of St Michael's nominated Charities, have also made an urgent request for donations of food. Any support would be much appreciated. For further details go to;

www.mustardtree.org.uk

  MEN'S GROUP:

The following is the proposed schedule for 2018:

4th May - Stuart Ford

8th June - Andy Garrett

13th July - BBQ

7th September - John Dalziel

12th October - TBA

16th November -Beer Night

8th February 2018 - Annual Dinner TBC.

Please contact John Robinson if you interested in any of these events.

Supper is always provided and the cost of £10 covers speakers fees, a donation to the Church for use of the facilities and of course the supper. 

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SUPPORT OUR EVENINGS AND OF COURSE THE GUEST AND VOLUNTEER PRESENTERS. 


MESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER.

These are the days of electronic banking, cashless societies and 'chequeless' organisations.

So there are many options to chose from if you want to donate to St Michael's.

Gift Aid Envelopes.

On request you can be issued with a box of 52 envelopes, one for each week of the Tax Year, April to March, your envelope will carry a number unique to you. Using this system will enable the Church to claim tax back, currently 25p in every £1. The claiming of Income Tax is very important to the financial survival of the Church, so this is an important way to give.

If you are using the 'Yellow Envelopes' please ensure that you complete the details on the face of the envelope - otherwise we are unable to claim the Gift Aid element of your donation.  


Standing Order.

If you wish to use this method to donate to the Church all you require is the following detail to set this up with your Bank.

Barclays Bank Middleton.

Account Name: St Michael's Tonge PCC Finance Account.

Account Number: 70780502.

Bank Sort Code: 20-64-12

If you require any further advice or help on these matters please contact the Church Treasurer, Mike Brooks.

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