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Services are in person in church, our Sunday service at 10am will also be livestreamed.

The church is open for private prayer each day.

Our new schedule of Services started on Sunday 4th July 2021, please see our Services page for details of service times and our Christmas 2021 services.

January 2021 : As the country is urged to take extra precautions to contain the Omicron version of Coronavirus it is important, once again, to urge people in Church to observe the USE OF HAND SANITIZER AND THE WEARING OF MASKS wherever possible. We must do all we can to stay safe and well. Thank you.

 

Staying Connected

On the first Sunday of the month at 4pm we still enjoy a virtual get together over coffee, via Zoom. If you would like to join us for this or for more information, please contact Sue Allen or Andrew Duff (on duffandrew@btinternet.com) for the meeting ID, password, or for any questions about using Zoom.

In addition to this, we also have some groups meeting for fellowship and to pray Compline together on weekday evenings via Zoom – if you would like to know more about these or join in, please contact us.

St Michael’s prayer chain  If you have any requests for particular prayer our prayer chain would love to hear them. Contact Paul, Veronica or Annette to start them praying!

Alongside the resources offered by St Michael’s, we also encourage you to make use of the virtual and livestreamed services, daily prayer, and other resources on the Church of England website.


Notices

For all previous notices and news, please see the week’s pew sheet on our Weekly Information page.


Although most coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, we feel it is important to continue to urge people in church to observe the USE OF HAND SANITIZER AND THE WEARING OF MASKS wherever possible. SOCIAL DISTANCING has been reintroduced in the pews once again and, for the time being, we will not meet to socialise over coffee at the end of our services. We must do all we can to stay safe and well. Thank you.


Our 10am Sunday services are normally livestreamed. For safeguarding reasons we are trying not to show identifiable individuals in the congregation, including during the Administration of Communion. If you are concerned about this, please speak to one of the Wardens as you arrive, and you will be directed to a seat that the camera cannot ‘see’.

Unfortunately we are no longer able to Livestream the Wednesday 10:15am services.


With the easing of lockdown we hope that it may not be too long before we can begin the business of RESTARTING OUR CHOIR and further enhancing the music in church.  As well as appealing to our former choir members, if you are interested in joining a happy band of singers please watch out for a meeting very soon.


Our Indoors Bowls Club has restarted, meeting every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. We look forward to welcloming members back and if you’re interested but haven’t yet joined, come along on any Tuesday evening. See this week’s pew sheet for more details.


Thursday 13th January 2022 9.30amMini Michaels meets in church. Messy Church meets on Saturday morning 11am to 1pm in church.


A NOTE FROM THE CHURCHWARDENS  On Sunday, 9th January 2022, the Parish Eucharist at 10.00am was Paul’s last service with us. We marked this occasion with a lunch afterwards and a peal was rung on the Bells.
Anne and Pat

If you have any queries in the interim please contact the Churchwardens

(See the foot of our Pew Sheet for details)


Our grateful thanks go once again to NORTUMBERLAND ESTATES for the provision of a lovely CHRISTMAS TREE – and to the volunteers who erected it in church and gave it its lovely Advent theme.


There is to be a Deanery Choral Evensong with a united choir in St Michael’s at 6.00pm on Sunday, 6th February (70th anniversary of HM the Queen’s Accession to the Throne). If anyone would like to sing with the choir, please contact Janet Maloney, who will be directing the choir, as soon as possible. Janet’s email is: kjmoloney@btinternet.com

St. Michael’s Churchyard Project

To become more welcoming for wildlife and people.

Please see our Churchyard Project page for information and news, the Spring Bulb planting and storm Arwen.

The Tower Project

Tower Project News  See our Belltower page for updates.

 

Please note that service links may not be active until shortly before the service begins.

Sunday 9th January 2022 at 10 am

Third Sunday of Christmas,
The Feast of the Epiphany
Paul’s Retirement


Sunday 30th January 2022 at 10 am

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
Candlemas

Our Pew Sheet is Pew Sheet & Hymns or in pdf format. Our Hymns for today are :

  • Hail to the Lord who comes (110)
  • Faithful vigil ended (396)
  • Jerusalem the golden (683)
  • Love divine, all loves excelling (721)


To catch up on any of our past services, visit our YouTube channel.

You can access the Christians Together in Alnwick website here.

We also encourage you to make use of our Simple Order of Prayer and Praise, which is available to download from this website as a pdf, or as a Word document) at home. For further information, and some prayers written for use at this time, please see our Further Information & Prayers page.

St Michael’s is an open and inclusive church sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and serving the local community. With origins in Saxon times, and handsomely rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries, St Michael’s Church is steeped in history. It is also one of the architectural gems of Northumberland. You can find information on the history of St Michael’s on the Our Building page, and if you’re interested in those who are buried here, please visit the St Michael’s Graveyard page.

Join us at one of our regular Worship Services: we have several services every Sunday, and during the week on Wednesdays. Details of special services such as Saints’ Days can be viewed on our What’s On page, as well as other upcoming events which we warmly invite you to attend.

Many couples choose to get married at St Michael’s, and many choose to have their child baptised (Christened) with us. Further information about marriages and baptisms can be found on our Weddings and Baptisms page.

A map showing how to find the church is at the bottom of this page, along with a virtual tour of St Michael’s, and if you have any queries, please feel free to use our Contact page where you will find our postal address, telephone number, and email address. If you would like to book our Parish Hall, then please contact Mariana Santiago-Mallaburn on 0756 241 8837 or email bookstmichael@gmail.com.

St Michael’s Church is committed to the care and safeguarding of everyone in our community. Contact details for our Parish Safeguarding Officer, and other safeguarding contacts both within the Parish and in our Diocese can be found on our Safeguarding page. Further safeguarding information can be viewed on the Diocese of Newcastle website.

Slideshows

A series of photos of interesting, important or just plain fun things that have happened at St Michael’s. All photos are also available on our Flickr page.

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Mini Michaels Slideshow

Mini Michaels is our group for toddlers and babies (and their parents) which meets every Thursday in termtime, usually in church. For more information (including a timetable of activities in a typical session, please see our Children page). Our slideshow below shows some of the things they have been up to lately.

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Take a virtual tour of St Michael’s! Use the arrows below to move around: 


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Map showing location of St Michael's

Click here for a Google map with directions to the church and Parish Hall.

The Vicar of St Michael’s Church is the Rev’d Canon Paul Scott. Click here for his blog.

Accessibility information

Information about accessibility at St Michael’s.