Letter from the Vicar

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s. We certainly are in the depths of winter at present with cold winds and bleakness. I am aware of much sickness in our parish at present. I am so thankful for the Pastoral Team which is getting under way, and for the continual acts of kindness and mercy which … [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 the Vicar – 13 December 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s today on this third Sunday of Advent, which is called Gaudete Sunday. This name comes from the first word of the traditional entrance antiphon and means ‘Rejoice’. It is a Sunday when, traditionally, the penitential focus of Advent is relaxed and we allow the joyful expectation of the redemption … [Read more…]

Letter from the Wardens 6 December 2015

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s on this second Sunday of Advent. It is good to be here. This morning, as we light the second Advent candle, the candle for peace, our attention is drawn again to the Advent wreath, this year constructed from specific and significant dried laurel and bay leaves, with the addition … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 22 February 2015

Dear Friends, Today we gather for the first Sunday of Lent and I welcome you to S. Michael’s. This date has a particular poignancy for Christchurch, being the fourth anniversary of the earthquakes which devastated our city. In these years much has been accomplished, yet for many people the trauma of that day, and the … [Read more…]

Letter from the Vicar 21 December 2014

Dear Friends, Welcome to S. Michael’s as we come to the fourth Sunday of Advent. Today we light the final Advent candle for love. It is appropriate on this day for our attention to be directed to the Blessed Virgin Mary and her love and faithfulness to God and to her son Jesus. Love is … [Read more…]

Christmas Raffle

The Christmas raffle will be drawn on Sunday 21st December, 2014 at 11.30am- still time to buy a ticket beforehand!

Parish Notices 21 December 2014

Parish Notices Donations for Christmas flowers: please give to Marla Hughes today or drop off at the parish office by Wednesday. CWS envelopes: please take one today; return it with your donation at Christmas. Working bees on Wednesday: flower arranging and brass cleaning from 9:00 am. Sales Table & Raffle: in the hall today after … [Read more…]