Letter from the Vicar 10 July 2016

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s. Today we will hear the well-known and much loved parable of the Good Samaritan. The parable tells us about four men who were each on a journey. One man got attacked and Jesus asked the question, which of the other three was a neighbour to him: the answer being … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 3 July 2016

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today as we gather to celebrate School Founders’ Day. If you are new to S. Michael’s I offer you a particular welcome and invite you to follow the service in this booklet and to make the responses, as you wish, that are marked in bold. This is a special … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 26 June 2016

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s as we gather to worship God and to seek his strength for our lives and callings. Today the readings invite us to reflect on the call to discipleship, both its joys and freedoms, and its costs. As we do this, we will consider the mission to which we are … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 19 June 2016

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today. We are glad to welcome among us the Young Voices and School Servers once more. The S. Michael’s Church School is entering a process of Strategic Review and all members of the Parish, Pupils, Parents and Staff are invited to be part of this process. We are all … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 12 June 2016

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s. Today our readings lead us to reflect deeply on what it is to be a forgiven sinner. Some people, like the woman in the Gospel today, are clearly branded as sinners in the eyes of society. While we don’t find the word ‘sin’ used in the media much these … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 5 June 2016

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s as we gather to celebrate the risen life of our Saviour. In the readings today we hear two powerful stories which demonstrate the power of God in the face of death. We also hear about the inner journey of S. Paul, as he recounts his transformation from one who … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 29 May 2016

Te Pouhere Sunday Isaiah 42: 10-21, 2 Corinthians 5: 14-19, John 15: 9-17 A fortnight ago we celebrated Pentecost when the church came to being among the believers through the gift of the Holy Spirit. Last Sunday we celebrated the revelation of God as Trinity: one God in three persons.  In the Book of Genesis … [Read more…]

Letter from Claire Preston 29 May 2016

Dear Friends, Thank you to all who came to our celebration of Corpus Christi, when we welcomed our friends from S. Luke’s and heard the words of their Vicar, Revd Jenny Wilkens. Thank you also to those who were able to provide supper for us all. Today is Te Pouhere Sunday when our celebration can … [Read more…]

Sermon by Fr Andrew Starky 22 May 2016

Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31, Romans 5: 1-5, John 16: 12-15 One of the most touching moments of in a wedding is the first dance.  The formality of the liturgy is past, the speeches have been said, the cake has been cut, and the couple can relax and enjoy each other in a dance … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 22 May 2016

Dear Friends,   Welcome to S. Michael’s on Trinity Sunday, and a special welcome to the Young Voices and School Servers and your families. Today we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   In the liturgical calendar of the Church our major festivals and seasons focus on the key movements of … [Read more…]