This Week and Beyond at St Michael's

These are all the events taking place in church.  Some occasional users may be in at other times 

Highlighted Events:  The Season of Advent continues with a service full of beautiful singing and poetic words. We focus on John the Baptist as the forerunner telling of the imminent appearance of Christ and light 3 candles on the Advent Crown.

Coming up:  Advent 4 is marked with a celebration of Mary, Mother of the Lord.  Christmas has nearly arrived - see full list of services in the calendar below - something for young and old. Plenty of carols and candles. Our 4 pm All Age Crib service on Christmas Eve features a play written by a resident of our local nursing home performed by our Sunday School with help from some adults...



SUNDAY 15th Advent 3

  • 10 am   Sung Advent Season Eucharist 
  • 1-4 pm Life in Christ Punjabi ecumenical worship
  • 4 pm  ELCE Lutheran worship in church
Monday 16th 
  • 9.30 am rehearsal for KS2 children in church
  • 2 pm School Carol Service in church
Tuesday 17th O Sapientia: O Wisdom
  • 9 am Morning Prayer
  • The Advent 'O' antiphons are used before and after the recitation of the Magnificat at Evening Prayer. Each 'O' is a title for the coming Messiah and counts down the final week to the celebration of the Birth of Jesus. Find out more here:
  • Evening Prayer - as close to 5.30 pm as the Vicar can manage today, traffic from the Crematorium permitting...
Wednesday 18th O Adonai: O Lord
  • 11 am Informal Eucharist + coffee


Thursday 19th O Radix Jesse: O Root of Jesse 
  • 9 am Morning Prayer
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer


SUNDAY 22nd Advent 4  O Rex Gentium

  • 10 am   Sung Advent Season Eucharist 
  • 1 pm Life in Christ Punjabi ecumenical worship
  • 4-7 pm ELCE Lutheran worship
Monday 23rd O Emmanuel
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer 

Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve

  • 4 pm Christmas All Age Crib service: candles, carols and a Christmas play
  • 5-11 pm Syrian Orthodox liturgy in church
  • 11.30 pm Midnight Mass: candles, carols and Holy Communion

Wednesday 25th Christmas Day

  • 10 am Sung Eucharist for Christmas morning: carols and Holy Communion
  • 1-3 pm Life in Christ Punjabi worship

SUNDAY 29th Christmas Sunday

  • 10 am Sung Christmas Season Eucharist: carols and Holy Communion



Wednesday 1st Naming & Circumcision of Jesus

  • 12.30 to 5 pm Life in Christ New Year's Day service and celebration meal


SUNDAY 5th Epiphany Sunday

  • 10 am   Special service for all ages: Epiphany carols
  • 1 pm Life in Christ Punjabi ecumenical worship
Monday 6th Feast of the Epiphany
  • 9 am Morning Prayer
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer
Wednesday 8th 
  • 11 am Informal Eucharist + coffee
  • 7.30 pm PCC Meeting
Thursday 9th
  • 9 am Morning Prayer
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer
Friday 10th William Laud, Abp Canterbury, 1645
  • 10 am Move to the Groove keep fit 
  • 5.30 pm Evening Prayer


Saturday 11th Mary Slessor, Missionary, 1915
  • 4 pm Crafty Church Christingle - make your own Christingle, celebratory tea and short candle lit service to conclude


Look out for:  Advent 4 we look forward with the Virgin Mary to the birth of Jesus.  Christmas celebrations on 24th, 25th and 29th December (see above)    Red Letter Days (= important feast days marked by a special Eucharist): Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Christmas Sunday (see above), 1st Jan Naming & Circumcision of Christ; Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated on Sunday 5th January at 10am