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COVID-19

Under the Cornavirus restrictions, public worship has resumed and we will be back in church from Sunday 6th December for Sunday services at 10am and Wednesdays at 10:15.

Our worship will continue online via YouTube at 10am on Sundays, the link to the video is below.

We will be open daily from 9am-4pm. Do come into St Michael’s to spend some time in reflection and prayer in our beloved building.

You can look at the Coronavirus Tier restrictions which will apply from Wednesday 2nd December 2020 here, Tier 3 Very High which we will be in at the moment, or Tier 2 High, or Tier 1 Medium.

Staying Connected

Following the Sunday service, at 10:45am, we will enjoy a virtual get together over coffee, via Zoom. If you would like to join us for this, please email 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 our Curate, the Rev’d Gerard Rundell (rev.g.rundell@gmail.com).

St Michael’s prayer chain  If you have any requests for particular prayer our prayer chain would love to hear them. Contact Paul, Gerard, 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 notices and news, please see this week’s pew sheet.

‘Little bags of Comfort and Joy’  From Sunday 6th December our Little Bags will be ready for collection. Please do take two or three bags to pass on to your friends and neighbours. Sign the greeting card inside and add your own message, then help spread some Christmas comfort and joy through our town! If you’re not in church on Sunday they will remain in St Michael’s for collection through the week. 

Here’s the link mentioned in this Sunday’s sermon. Do watch if you’d like to.

The Tower Project

Tower Project News – November 2020 – See our Belltower page.

Advent Eucharist 6th Deecember 2020

Join us from 10am for the on-line Service. Please note that this link may not be active until shortly before the service begins.

You can see the liturgy here Advent Eucharist or as a Word document.

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.