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James the Apostle
Sunday July 27th - 9.30am in Church only.
Lifting of Covid restrictions
The PCC will be meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss how best to move forward given the national easing of Covid restrictions.
Until the PCC has reviewed the guidance and amended the risk assessment we must continue as normal with those measures that we currently have in church i.e. social distancing, face covering unless exempt, hand sanitisation, socially distanced peace, no singing etc.
Please be assured that those decisions that the PCC take on Tuesday to alter our practice will have the safety and wellbeing of all who use our church buildings at their heart.
It would be extremely useful to know how you feel about the easing of restrictions and I would encourage to make your opinions known to any member of the PCC or Father Alex.
Services on Zoom
There will be a service of Compline this Wednesday 28th July at 9.30pm
led by Fr. Alex, you can join through the following Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 8432 2411 7246
Donation of two planters
You may have noticed two new planters by the car park entrance doors. These have been planted and donated to the church by the Alcoholics Anonymous group who use the church on Sundays and Wednesdays. I would encourage you to offer your prayerful thanks for their generosity.
Bric a Brac
We are planning to have a Bric a Brac stall during the Cream Tea event on the 28th August. Any donations will be gratefully received. Please mark them up in a bag and give them to Father Alex.
Living in Love and Faith (LLF)
Following a project led by the Bishops in the Church of England (who have a responsibility for upholding and teaching the faith) a range of resources have been produced for parishes to use to explore together matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. All churches are being encouraged to participate in a process of learning and praying together as part of discerning a way forward in relation to these matters.
This is an extremely important piece of work for the Church of England as the feedback from parishes will help shape how the church shares the love of God.
To help guide parishes in their exploration there is a structured teaching course consisting of five sessions which consider identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage through a mixture of studying what the Bible, theology, history and the social and biological sciences have to say, and by telling the real-life stories of followers of Christ with diverse experiences and convictions.
We will be running the teaching course on the following dates at St. Michael and All Angels church - Monday 6th September, Monday 20th September, Monday 27th September, Monday 4th October and Monday 11th October. Each session will begin at 10.30am and will conclude with a bring and share lunch at 12pm. Please give prayerful thought to taking part in this important piece of work. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask Father Alex. You can also find lots of information on the LLF website
Used postage stamps
Please bring in any used postage stamps for our collection in the Narthex. They will be used to support the work of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
Prayers for Saint Michael and All Angels
Please pray for our PCC meeting on Tuesday night, for wisdom and insight as we decide how to best to move forward with the lifting of Covid restrictions.
Prayers for Saint Cyprian’s
Please pray for the refurbishment work on the Memorial Hall that it starts as planned this week and for Dean and Lucy, that the work may not disturb them too much.
With prayers and best wishes,
Please see HOME then COVID-19 UPDATES above.
Our updated Risk Assessments and Sidespersons' Duties are now on view, see HOME above or click the button below:
In accordance with legislation effective from September 23rd, we have prepared and are displaying the NHS Contact Track and Trace QR code posters in our Hall and Narthex. At the moment this is for Hall users only, there is no requirement to use this when attending a service of worship but logging in will certainly help the NHS to follow the situation.
For those who are unfamiliar with this, please use your favourite search engine for NHS Covid-19 App and the details are all there. The website says:
The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community. The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in. It uses proven technology from Apple and Google, designed to protect every user’s privacy.
All you need to do is download the app to your smartphone, give a few details and the app will start working. On arrival at SMAAA, or any other venue, simply scan the QR code at the entrance and that’s all there is to it. Protect your loved ones. Download the app.
St. Michael & All Angels Parish Church is committed to care and protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults. Staff, PCC members and volunteers within this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause these people harm.
Our Safeguarding Officer is Jane Clarke, telephone 0121 743 4089
The Birmingham Diocese Bishops Safeguarding Advisor is Steph Hayes, telephone 07342 993 844
To view our full Safeguarding Policy document, please click the button below
All are welcome to join us here at St.Michael's in our worship and in our various activities. Our worship follows a high Anglican format and we are proud of our strong musical roots.
We are a church with a big heart that worships in a big building, that heart is to see God's kingdom
break through into the lives of our families, friends and neighbours.
‘Let no one be a stranger in our midst!’
DATA PRIVACY: We are obliged to publish a statement regarding Data Privacy,
please see the link under HOME above.
Please note we have a Loop System installed in the church. To use it simply switch your hearing aid to the 'T' position.
As many other sites have published their policy on cookies, we need to advise of our policy.
We don't have cookies.
We have biscuits.
And what's more, we usually serve them with tea and coffee after the main Sunday morning service so, once we get back to more normal times, why not pop in and see which crunchy favourites are on offer?
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