Letter from the Vicar and Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest sisters and brothers, As we approach Michaelmas, it may be helpful for us to reacquaint ourselves with the various prayers, chaplets, and novenas that exist. I believe it is important for us to be more aware of who S. Michael is, and what his being our Patron Saint means for … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar and Notices

From the Vicar   My dearest sisters and brothers, The letter of James gives us much to think about. He takes us into the world of what we say and what we do. On the one hand, he gives power to our words. On the other, he says our words are useless if we don’t … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar & Parish Notices

From the Vicar My dearest sisters and brothers, Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. We understand what Jesus is telling us. It is the central part of our life as a Church. We understand what Jesus is saying. The bread is Jesus’ body, the wine … [Read more…]

Letter form the Vicar and Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest sisters and brothers, My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour, for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant. Mary expresses her joy and blessedness in what God has done for her. We hear God’s new deal for the poor and … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar & Notices

From the Vicar… My dearest sisters and brothers, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. Jesus can say this as much as he wants, he can feed five thousand people with just two fish and five loaves of bread, … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar & Notices

Letter from the Vicar My dearest friends in Christ, It has been quite a week as I have bumbled my way through the complex rhythms and tones of the church and the school. It has been exhausting and invigorating! I have been very aware of guidance of the Spirit as I have navigated my way … [Read more…]

Letter from the Priest and Church Notices

From the Vicar   My dearest friends in Christ,   Firstly, I would like to thank all of you for your very warm and comforting welcome. “Warm” may not be the right word: Christchurch is certainly colder than Morpeth! But, be assured that the warmth of your welcome has more than made up for the … [Read more…]

Letter from the Wardens and Church Notices

Dear Friends, This is a momentous day in the life of S. Michael’s. It is a time for us to both look back with gratitude for what has been—and to look forward with joyful anticipation to the future. We are all too aware that the last fifteen months, since the untimely death of Fr Andrew, … [Read more…]

Letter from the Priest in Charge and Church Notices

Tena koutou katoa, nau mai, haere mai, It is my pleasure to welcome you to S. Michael’s as we celebrate our School Founders’ Day. Welcome to our school community: parents, family, pupils, past pupils, principal and staff. Welcome to our parish community and to anyone visiting us today. Throughout my long association with S. Michael’s, … [Read more…]