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Services at St Michael’s Church have now resumed, and Sunday 5th July at 10am will be our first service in church since the lockdown began. Social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place, and for those who unable to come, or who are feeling reluctant, we hope to livestream the service via this website.

St Michael’s Church is now open from Monday, 15th June for private prayer (with social distancing and hygiene measures in place) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am-12pm, and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 2pm-4pm.

Please come by to spend some time in prayer in our beloved building.

Staying Connected

Each Sunday, from 10am, St Michael’s is offering online worship, available below on this website, and on our YouTube channel. Following the 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).

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.


Notification of Advice: The Diocesan Advisory Committee has issued a Notification of Advice regarding the refurbishment of St Michael’s Church building and installation of bells. Click here to download the Notification (pdf). Anyone wishing to view the plans, or make comments should do so before July 12th to Mrs Lucy Burfield the DAC secretary at dac@newcastle.anglican.org


Notices

St Michael’s has launched a new prayer chain this month. We have a team who have committed to spend time praying for those who are particularly in need. But in order to pray, we need prayer requests! If you, or someone you know and care about, would value prayer for something, whatever it may be, please contact Paul Scott, Gerard Rundell, Annette Playle, or Veronica Simpson and let us know. We’ll start the chain, and get praying!

Livestreamed Church, 12 July

Join us from 10am for a Service of the Word in our church building. We are delighted to be able to worship together in this space, but equally glad to know that those who cannot be here in person can still join us online as we gather around Christ’s table to worship as his one body. Unfortunately, there will be no subtitles on our livestreamed service, so we are providing this Sunday’s service booklet to download as a Word document or as a pdf if you would like to follow along in print format.

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.

Please note that, due to the pandemic, we are unable to publish our parish magazine, Gateway, in print. You can read the July edition, as well as the June, May and April editions on this website.

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 0742 427 2903 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.