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COVID-19

Due to rising cases and the latest national lockdown St Michael’s will once again need to be closed for public worship. Do join us, however, on YouTube at 10am on Sundays for our broadcast worship until we’re able to meet in person once again.

We’re sorry to say that the church building will also need to remain closed for private prayer. Do keep an eye on the website for news of any changes.

Please keep our town, NHS, and nation in your prayers through the latest developments of this pandmic.

The Coronavirus website gives further information on the National Lockdown which applies from Monday 4th January 2021.

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.
Covid-19 sms scams
Covid-19 text message scams
Covid-19 paypal scam
Covid-19 Scam Vaccine Alert

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

As we’re now in lockdown there’s not a Pew Sheet this week.

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


From 18th-25th January it is the week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year will be a little different from usual, but there are a couple of suggestions, first of all Sue Wiltshire has put together some prayers for a prayer walk which you can take with one member of another church. There will also be a Zoom service, on Sunday 24th at 4pm. You can find all the details on the Christians Together in Alnwick website. Please do join in praying with the churches in Alnwick for unity.


The Church Electoral Roll 2021

The Church Electoral Roll for this ecclesiatical parish will be revised for 2021 between the dates of Sunday 24th January and Sunday 14th February 2021. The Notice is below.

If there are any changes, or if you wish to be added to the Roll, please tell Susan Trafford as soon as possible – the contact details are on the Notice.

If you would like to contact us by email, please use the form on our Contact Us page and your message will be passed to Susan.

Church Electoral Roll 2021

The Tower Project

Tower Project News – 29th December 2020 – See our Belltower page.

Sunday 24th January 2021

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

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.