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

St Michael's, updated at 08.30 20th September 2021.

The following conditions will no longer apply in Church as a result of Government and Church of England Guidelines:

1. The requirement to book in and record track and trace details.

2. Social Distancing.

3. The requirement to wear face coverings.

4. Restricted numbers attending a service in Church.

5. The ban on public singing.


It is accepted that this will cause some members of our congregation concern, 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 26th September:

8am - Eucharist

0920am - Junior Church

0930am - Eucharist

1245pm - Holy Baptism

5.30pm Family Service of the Word.


Middleton in Action;

PLEASE NOTE AND A HUGE THANK YOU

Middleton in Action has now closed its doors from Sunday 4th July. After this our stocks will be moved to the Middleton Food Bank. 

You will still be able to donate food via our LEGENDARY ROAMING FOOD BOX, items collected will go straight to the Food Bank

Your generosity during these difficult times has been outstanding, we will continue to provide for those in need, your ongoing support is crucial to their wellbeing. 

We 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.  

19th > 25th September;

Gail Porter, Marjorie Hey, Elizabeth Watson, Harry Cook, Claire Wrigley, Cyril Ennis.

26th September > 2nd October;

John Waugh, Mary Greenhalgh, Charles Maddock, Annie Holbrook, Nicola Ashworth, Leonard Boyd, Edward Waterhouse, Ernest Sheridan, Christine 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  20th September;

Monday Psalm 44; Wisdom 11: 21-12.2 OR 2 Chronicles 2: 1-16; Mark 12:28-34.

Tuesday; Psalm 49; 1 Kings 19: 15-end; 2 Timothy 3: 14-end.

Wednesday; Psalm 119: 57-80; Wisdom 13: 1-9 OR 2 Chronicles 5; Mark 13: 1-13.

Thursday; Psalm 57; Wisdom 16: 15-17.1 OR 2 Chronicles 6: 1-21; Mark 13:14-23. 

Friday; Psalm 51;  Wisdom 18: 6-19 OR 2 Chronicles 6: 22-end; Mark 13: 24-31.

Saturday; Psalm 68; Wisdom 19 OR 2 Chronicles 7; Mark 13: 32-end. 

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.


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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