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From Sunday 28th March at 10am, for Palm Sunday, we have returned to worship in person in church.

Do join us if you feel comfortable, as we once again gather together in the flesh! The service will of course still be livestreamed for all those joining us from home.

The vaccination programme is now in progress, wait to hear from your Doctor for an appointment.

There is new Government guidance on the 4 stage programme to unlock Covid-19 restrictions here Unlock or in Word docx format.

Important – The police have asked churches to make congregation members aware of some scams that are circulating around Covid and vaccination. Please see click the following links to view the documents for details and do not give any sensitive information, bank or card details to anyone who contacts you unsolicited.
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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 previous notices and news, please see the week’s pew sheet on our Weekly Information page.


Holy Week was slightly pared back this year due to the restrictions but we met in church, or online, for a Maundy Thursday Eucharist at 7.30pm, our Good Friday watch by the cross at 2pm, and our Easter celebration at 10am on Easter Sunday.


Each Wednesday during Lent at 10.15 there will also be a livestreamed service of BCP communion.


Each Thursday during Lent at 7.15pm we will have a Lent discussion group following the Character Course (https://www.thecharactercourse.com/). It will be on Zoom, hosted by Gerard and draws on the insights of Psychology as well as prayerful practice to explore ideas of developing character. Get in touch with Gerard if you’d like to join!


Also starting on Thursday 18th at 12.15-12.45 are this year’s ecumenical Lent Lunches. They will be online this year. You’re invited to bring your lunch and join with others for a reflection. Details are available here: www.christianstogetherinalnwick.co.uk

The Tower Project

Tower Project News – 22nd March 2021 – See our Belltower page. The scaffolding is complete and work on the bells begins.

 

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

Wednesday Eucharist, 14th April 2021 at 10:15 am

Sunday 18th April 2021 at 10 am

The Third Sunday of Easter


Easter 2021

Maundy Thursday, 1st April 2021 at 7:30 pm

The order of service and hymns can be seen here Maundy Thursday 2021 or in pdf format. Our hymn is God of the Passover.

Good Friday 2nd April 2021 at 2pm

The order of service can be seen here Good Friday, an hour at the cross 2021 or in pdf format.

Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021 at 10 am

The order of service for Easter Day may be found here Easter Day 2021 or in pdf form.

Our Pew Sheet and Hymns are Pew Sheet Easter Day 2021 or in
pdf format. Our hymns are Jesus Christ is risen today and The day of resurrection! Earth tell it out abroad.

A Lent Prayer

Lord, it is Lent. Lent is for stillness. Let us be still in the presence of God.

It is Lent after a long year. What has been done has been done; what has not been done has not been done; let it be.

Lent is dark. Let our fears of the darkness of the world and of our own lives rest in you.

Lent is quiet. Let the quietness of your peace enfold us, all dear to us, and all who have no peace.

Lent heralds the dawn. Let us look expectantly to a new day, new joys, new possibilities.

In your name we pray. Amen.

 


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.