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.

Updated 1st December 2017.

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE.

Will be held on Sunday 10th December at 3pm. This is an opportunity to remember and give thanks to those we love but no longer see. See Pew Sheets for details.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES DURING DECEMBER:

Sunday 10th -  All Services that day and at the 09.30am Parade Service, will include a Toy Service. All donated Toys will be in favour of the Burnside Centre, Langley. Please gift wrap your items and label Girl or Boy and the suitable age group.

Sunday 17th December at 6.30pm our popular CANDLELIGHT CAROL SERVICE. The Bishop of Manchester, Rt Rev'd David Walker will be in attendance. As usual this will be a seamless service of Carols, Readings together with our Choir and the St Michael's Brass Band.

Sunday 24th December - Crib/Nativity Service at 5.30pm with the children from St Michaels School. Later at 11.30pm our Midnight service.

CHECK OUT DETAILS ON THE WEEKLY PEW SHEET - with regard to services on 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th December.

The Children's Society CHRISTINGLE SERVICE will be held at 5.30pm Sunday 28th January during the celebration of Candlemas with the Children from St Michael's School.

2nd MIDDLETON, ST MICHAEL'S SCOUT GROUP:

Have places available for Beavers, 6 - 8 year olds, Cubs, 8 - 10.5 year olds and Scouts 10.5 - 14 year olds.

There are also places for Adult Volunteers to assist with the running of these groups.

For more details please call in and speak to a Leader or e-mail:

2ndmiddletonstmichaels1@groupmail.com

Monday Rainbows are also looking for unit leaders and helpers, please contact Barbara Gould. 


MORNING PRAYER is being spoken Monday > Thursday at 09.15am, with these sessions held at either St Michael's or All Saints.

SEE WEEKLY PEW SHEETS FOR DAILY VENUES.   

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...

Sunday 3rd December, 5.30pm > 6.30pm, topic is Advent.

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.

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 December/January 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,


 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.

During Advent there will also be an additional session, Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Old Vic Prayer Room.

The theme for these sessions during Advent is: "What are you waiting for". 

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;

Facebook- updates every week.

Visit our Facebook page there is a useful Calendar of all the events scheduled to take place.

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.

During Advent there will also be a 30 minute Reflection in the Old Vic. Prayer Room starting at approx. 11.15, Wednesdays, focusing on the Artwork of Sieger Koder.

PRAYER BREAKFAST.

Join Dorothy and May for a Prayer and Fellowship Breakfast at 08.30am on Saturday 3rd December 2017, 

in the Old Vic.


JUNIOR CHURCH

Schedule for 2017/18

3rd December - Junior Church

10th December - Parade, no Junior Church

17th December - Junior Church.

PLEASE USE THE PEW SHEET, CHURCH MAGAZINE, FACEBOOK PAGE AND THIS WEBSITE TO FIND OUT ABOUT CHRISTMAS SERVICES.

JUNIOR CHURCH RESUMES 7TH JANUARY 2018.

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 commences again is at 5.30pm, Sunday Evenings - except during School Term Breaks and Holidays. 

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 for pre-school and KS1 & 2 children.


MOTHERS UNION.

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

Please contact Yvonne or any MU member for more information.  

Mothers Union are supporting the Night Shelters this year, if you are able please bring any donated items.

Christmas Lunch, Wednesday 6th December, more details to follow.


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.

We are looking to support the 'Reverse Advent Calendar Initiative'.

Please check the item in the November edition of the Church Magazine or pick up an information sheet from the back of Church.

 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:

9th February 2018 - Annual Dinner.

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

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.


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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