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 16th October 2017.

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 


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...

Welcome back to the Youth Group, after the summer holidays as they meet at 5.30pm on the following dates:

Sunday 29th October, 5.30pm> 6.30pm, the topic is a Fun Bible Quiz.

Sunday 26th November from 5.30pm AT All Saints Rhodes for the 'Light for a Life Outdoor Service.

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

All articles for the Church Magazine must be forwarded to Paul Emsley not later than the 19th October, (it also helps if items are made available if ready beforehand), to ensure publication for the November edition. Would Magazine distributors PLEASE confirm names and addresses of recipients on their distribution patch asap, also to Paul.


 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;

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.

PRAYER BREAKFAST.

Join Dorothy and May for a Prayer and Fellowship Breakfast at 08.30am on Saturday 4th November 2017, 

in the Old Vic.


JUNIOR CHURCH

Schedule for 2017/18

22nd October - School Holidays, no Junior Church

29th October - Junior Church

5th November - Junior Church

12th November - Parade, no Junior Church

19th & 26th November - Junior Church

3rd December - Junior Church

10th December - Parade, no Junior Church

17th December - Junior Church.

PLEASE USE THE PEW SHEET, 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.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL NOT BE A FAMILY SERVICE 22ND OCTOBER

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.  

The November meeting will be the 'Craft Night', 1st November in the Old Vic. if you plan to attend please express your interest to Yvonne in order that supplies of the various materials required can be ordered.

Mothers Union are supporting the Night Shelters this year, if you are able please bring any donated items to the meeting, 1st November.


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.

STOP PRESS - Donations from St Michael's Church in 2017 have resulted in provision of 152 meals -

THANK YOU.

 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:

17th November - Beer Night! Cost including samples of beer and the usual meat and potato pie supper - £13

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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