Letter from the Vicar 10 May 2015

Dear Friends, Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Welcome to S. Michael’s as we continue to celebrate the risen life of our Lord in these great fifty days of Easter. Today we continue the theme of drawing close to our risen Lord by abiding with him in love. I am delighted, too, … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 3 May 2015

Dear Friends, Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Welcome to S. Michael’s today as we continue celebrating the risen life of Christ. During the great fifty days of Easter the focus of our Gospel readings shifts from its initial gaze upon the appearances of Jesus following his resurrection to the way his … [Read more…]

Letter from the People’s Warden 26 April 2015

Dear Friends, As a nation we have joined with each other in the remembrance of Anzac Day and the effects that war has had on all families in this country. We join also with our Australian brothers and sisters in their remembrance. I remember the Anzac services that I attended as a child, compulsory for … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 19 April 2015

Dear Friends, Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Welcome to S. Michael’s today as we continue to celebrate the risen life of Christ in our midst in the great fifty days of Easter. At the 10:00 am Mass we are delighted to welcome Jennifer De Leon, who will dance for us following … [Read more…]

Letter from the People’s Warden 12 April 2015

Dear Friends, Easter at S. Michael’s has been a great occasion as usual—we are very fortunate to be able to participate in our own way in the journey of Jesus to the cross, and his triumphant resurrection. Jesus Christ is risen, alleluia! Thank you to all who helped in any way to make this such … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 5 April 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s on this joyful morning as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. During our pilgrimage of Lent and Holy Week we have examined ourselves and walked the way of the cross with our Lord. Now as we come to Easter we celebrate the heart of our … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 29 March 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s as we begin Holy Week together on Palm Sunday. Today’s liturgy starts in the school and then we process with palms to recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. We hold the excitement and expectation of that occasion before the Passion of our Lord. We come now to the most significant … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 22 March 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today for Passion Sunday. The focus of Lent moves ever more directly now to centre on our Lord’s passion and death as we approach Holy Week. One of the important disciplines of Lent is personal examination. This leads to a deeper recognition of our own sin, indeed our separation … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 15 March 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s for Mothering Sunday. Today we are delighted to welcome the community of S. Michael’s Church School as it joins with the Parish to celebrate this important day when we give thanks for and honour mothers. Mothering Sunday comes at the midway point of the season of Lent, and it … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 8 March 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s on this third Sunday of Lent. The Epistle reading today speaks about the cross. When we begin the Mass the first thing the presiding priest does is to lead the community in making the sign of the cross. This is the pre-eminent Christian symbol. Whilst in our minds it … [Read more…]