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St Michael's, updated at 0930 hours 15th November 2021.

We are delighted to share with you that the Rev. Jenni Beaumont, Curate at St Mary, Davyhulme, has accepted the offer to be the Incumbent at St Michael's Tonge cum Alkrington and All Saints, Rhodes.

The date of her installation is to be 1900 hours Wednesday 5th January 2022, watch this space for further details

Please keep Rev. Jenni and her family in your prayers and also continue to pray for both our Churches in this benefice as we move towards a new and exciting chapter in our Mission and Ministry.

  

 We welcome back members of the Choir to our 0930 service, a positive step towards restoring levels of normality to our Sunday Services. 

Candlelight Carol Service:

We are currently planning to restore our legendary Candlelight Service on Sunday 19th December, please watch this space for updates nearer the time. 

LIGHT FOR A LIFE SERVICE AT ALL SAINTS, 5TH DECEMBER;

please click on the link on the pew sheet page for details and an application form.


Church Wardens Neil and James have set aside a limited number of pews for those who wish to continue to be seated socially distanced and would encourage those who wish to to continue to wear face coverings in Church to do so wherever possible.

Those conditions regarding attendance when feeling unwell and having to isolate having tested positive will continue to apply.


UPCOMING SERVICES: 

 Sunday 21st November

8am - Eucharist

0930am - Eucharist

5.30pm - Family Service



We continue welcome any food donations left in the "Shopping Trolley" in Church, these will be transferred to the Middleton Foodbank. 

Keep watching our Facebook page - @stmichaelsmiddleton.


BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE.

We thank God for all we have become because of those who have loved us and who we have loved but see no longer.  

14th > 20th November;

Minnie Hilton, Frederick Stoddard, Letitia Stoddard, Joshua Beswick, Leonora Beswick, Ian Lawson, 

Mavis Bromley, William Lismore, Michael Ambrose, Joyce Dumphy, Herbert Pearson, Ronald Deyner, Phyllis Ogden, Fred Hardy.


STANDING ORDERS - A GENTLE REMINDER. 

During these difficult times you may wish to consider switching your giving to the Church to the Standing Order method.

To do so just inform your Bank that you wish to set up a Standing Order in favour of;

St Michael's Tonge PCC Finance Account.

Account Number 70780502

Sort Code 20-64-12.

Once your SO is set up please inform our Gift Aid Officer, Gwen, that you have done so.

 

MORNING PRAYER is being spoken Monday > Friday at 09.15am

If you wish to undertake Morning Prayer at home the reading schedule for the week will be published on this page.  Or you can use the Zoom Link to join in live daily, our Facebook page has details how to link into this.

MORNING PRAYER READINGS W/C 15th November;

Monday Psalm 47; Isaiah 9: 8-10.4; Matthew 7: 1-12.

Tuesday; Psalm 52:  Isaiah 10: 5-19; Matthew 7: 13-end.

Wednesday;  Psalm 56;  Isaiah 10: 20-32; Matthew 8: 1-13.

Thursday; Psalm 62; Isaiah 10: 33-11.9; Matthew 8: 14-22. 

Friday; Psalm 63;  Isaiah 11: 10- end of 12; Matthew 8: 23-end.

Saturday; Psalm 78: 1-39; Isaiah 13:1-13; Matthew 9: 1-17. 

PASTORAL TEAM.

The Pastoral Team also requires new members. This is a team of people who keep in touch with those affected by the pandemic and who are isolating and those who live alone, although this criteria is not exhaustive. Members of our congregation are telephoned on a regular basis to see if they require any assistance or just welcome a chat in order to keep up to date. This is a rewarding activity and is well received.

BIBLE STUDIES: 

Please contact May for more information.

 Once again the discussions will be conducted by the Zoom App. on Tuesday afternoons.

MENS GROUP;

Graham Barr and Roger Albiston are trying to restore the Men's Group meetings, after the constraints of the pandemic.

The first activity will be a group meeting at the Lancashire Fold, Friday 19th November, meet from 6.45pm with a choice of a two course menu.

Cost of the evening, excluding drinks will be £16 per head, payable in advance to either Graham or Roger. 


Blue Christmas Meal;

We are again reaching out to members of our Church Community by providing a meal full of Xmas Fayre to those who may find the Christmas Season difficult and therefore appreciate some festive cheer and would benefit from a Christmas Meal delivered home.

To receive a four course Christmas Lunch you will need to be at home on Saturday 18th December.

To nominate somebody or indeed yourself please contact Jenny, 0161 654 9242 giving the full name, address detail including postcode and any dietary requirements. Closing date 3rd December.

This was a particular success in 2020 and is continued this year in memory of our dear friend Elaine, who was passionate about this activity.

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. A donation of a tin or a packet of non-perishable food once a week or once a month would be brilliant.

The  address is; 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.

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

If you are able to offer a cash donation to Mustard Tree in support of the valuable work they perform, please "Gift Aid" your donation.

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.  

Contactless Payments: We now have the facility for you to make "card payments" using our new card reader. This is a secure and confidential method of donating/making a payment to St Michael's. Please see the current weekly Pew Sheet, 16/6, which is also available through the Pew Sheet Tab on this website, or speak to Neil our Churchwarden. 


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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