Letter from the Vicar – 25 December 2016

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s as we gather to welcome the Christ Child into our hearts this Christmas. Over the weeks of Advent our prayers have been that within us the longing for Christ’s coming might grow. In the glorious liturgies of Christmas we join with the angels to give full rein to the … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar – 18 December 2016

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s. We have come to the final Sunday of Advent and our expectation grows as we light the last candle on the wreath, leaving only the centre Christ Candle still to be lit. Last Sunday we saw the Wise Men begin their journey at the east end of the church. … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 11 December 2016

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s on Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is a Latin word meaning ‘Rejoice’. Advent is a time to identify with those who share a great desire for the coming of Christ. Often this desire arises out of the experience of suffering and trial, yet with the coming of John the Baptist, the … [Read more…]

Letter from the Priest-in-Charge 4 December 2016

Dear Friends, ‘Through us God spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing Christ.’ (2 Corinthians 2: 14). Advent is the season when we prepare for the stunning revelation of God’s love for humanity through the birth of Jesus. But this will have no impact on us unless we allow God’s love to … [Read more…]