St Michael and All Angels
St Michael and All Angels
The Parish Church of South Yardley Birmingham B26 1AP

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A THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
December 11th 9.30am

In Church only


The details of the musical choices for this Sunday's Mass are…

Processional  503O COME O COME EMANNUEL

Kyrie - Sung  Words and Music on Sunday

Gloria - Peruvian

Gradual  118  All I Hold Dear

Offertory  644 Tell Out My Soul

Recessional  346  Our God Reigns

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Compline

There will be a service of Compline on Wednesday 14th December at 9.30pm via Zoom, the link for which is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83428629232?pwd=WEU4dGZHNUdDSDRtWDlHeEZ0N2NDQT09

Meeting ID: 834 2862 9232  Passcode: 485589

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From Fr.Alex


Notices

If you have any information that you would like to include in the notices, please let Father Alex have it by the Thursday before the Sunday you would like it publicising.


Christmas Services 2022 at SMAAA

18th December at 16.00, Christmas Carols and Readings

24th December  14.30 Christingle

24th December 21.30 First Mass of Christmas

25th December 10.00 Short Joint Mass with St.Cyprians


 

Christmas flowers

If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the Christmas flowers please either hand your donation to Lesley or leave it in an enveloped marked ‘flowers’ in the collection basket.

Curate

It is joyful news to share with you, that subject to the necessary Diocesan checks, Wayne Simmonds will be serving his curacy with us and Saint Cyprian’s church from June 2023. Wayne has extensive lay experience within the church and across the diocese and will be a wonderful addition to the body of Christ in Hay Mill and South Yardley. Further details of the ordination service will be circulated in due course but in the meantime please keep Wayne in your prayers as he finishes his final year of theological training. Wayne has written a short introduction to himself which will be published in the Christmas edition of The Messenger.

 

Acorns collection point

There is now a wheelie bin collection point in the Narthex for Acorns. Any donations that you might make to the shop can be left in the wheelie bin instead. It is hoped that we will be able to fill the bin approximately every two months. If you have any questions concerning what might be acceptable as a donation please speak to Father Alex.

 

Old laptop

Do you have an old laptop with the ability to connect through Wi-Fi that you could donate to the Debt Advice Centre?


Joint Service sheet

During Advent we will be trialing having one Mass/Pew sheet for both ourselves and Saint Cyprian’s. This is to protect the environment by reducing the amount of photocopying needed each week.

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Food Bank - we are still collecting, please leave any donations in the box in the narthex.


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Food Bank collection

There will be a box left permanently in the Narthex to collect any food that you may be able to offer to support the work of the Food Bank at Birmingham City Mission.

Thank you for all the donations that you have made to our Harvest Festival collection to support the work of Birmingham City Mission food bank.


 


Christmas Tree display

Are you able to contribute a Christmas tree towards our display in church? Trees need to be in place by Friday 16th December. Any questions just ask a member of the Social Committee. Thank you for your support.


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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 this week


Saint Michael and All Angels

Lord of light and life, may the radiance of your splendour shine brightly across South Yardley drawing all who live, work and move through this place into your powerful embrace.

 

Saint Cyprian’s

Sustain the witness of Birmingham City Mission gracious Lord, particularly the success of their Christmas toy appeal. Thank you for all who donate so generously towards it.

 

St Marys

The coming weeks are full of special events, and we ask that all who come, feel the love that exists here.  Lets us be focused on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Lord.


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With prayers and best wishes

Alex

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

Please see HOME then COVID-19 UPDATES above.


Our latest Risk Assessments and Sidespersons' Duties updates are available to view, see HOME above or click the button below:


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Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults


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

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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.

Hearing loop information

Please note we have a Loop System installed in the church. To use it simply switch your hearing aid to the 'T' position.

SMAAA Policy on Cookies

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 serve them with tea and coffee after the main Sunday morning service so, now we're getting back to more normal times, why not pop in and see which crunchy favourites are on offer?