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

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November 27th 9.30am

In Church only

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

Processional  503  O Come O Come Emmanuel

Kyrie - Sung  Words and Music on Sunday

Gloria - Peruvian

Gradual  521  O Jesus Christ Remember

Offertory  604 Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God

Recessional   438  LO, He Comes With Clouds Ascending

Advent 1

The Patriarchs


[We light the first Advent candle and then after a moment of silence we pray]


God of Abraham and Sarah,

and all the patriarchs of old,

you are our Father too.

Your love is revealed to us in Jesus Christ,

Son of God and Son of David.

Help us in preparing to celebrate his birth

to make our hearts ready for your Holy Spirit

to make his home among us.

We ask this through Jesus Christ,

the light who is coming into the world.



Lord Jesus, light of the world,

born in Davids city of Bethlehem,

born like him to be a king:

be born in our hearts at Christmas,

be King of our lives today.




People of God: awake!

The day is coming soon

when you shall see God face to face.

Remember the ways and the works of God.

God calls you out of darkness

to walk in the light of his coming.

You are God’s children.

Lord, make us one as we walk with Christ

today and for ever.



There will be a service of Compline on Wednesday 30th November at 9.30pm via Zoom, the link for which is

Meeting ID: 823 7358 7790  Passcode: 519836


From Fr.Alex


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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

Cleaning church and assembling the Christmas tree

Thank you to everyone who helped clean the church on Saturday and put up the Christmas tree.


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.

Christmas Fair - 3rd December 10am-2pm

There are two sheets on the notice board in the Narthex, one to commit to bringing in an item/s for the hamper and the other to help run one of the stalls. Please add your name. If you have any questions just ask a member of the Social Committee.

Have you got any items lying around at home that would be suitable for the Tombola stall? If you have and you would be willing to donate them towards this years Christmas Fair, please bring them into church and give them to a member of the Social Committee.

Churches Together Advent service

There will be an Advent service run by Churches Together Stetchford & Yardley at 7pm on Monday 28th November at Corpus Christi church.

Swan Group Advent Sunday service

The service this year will be held at St Marys church Acocks Green at 4pm on Sunday 27th November and will also be live streamed on Zoom the link or which is

Meeting ID: 841 9423 3873  Passcode: 466243


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.


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


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 2nd December. Any questions just ask a member of the Social Committee. Thank you for your support.


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

Thank you creator God for all those musicians who have expressed themselves creatively in church over the years. Guide our decision making and open up our vision to further develop our musical praise of you.


Saint Cyprian’s

Sustain the witness of Birmingham City Mission gracious Lord particularly their Christmas toy appeal.


St Marys

Thank you for allowing us to welcome schools into our church, both pupils and parents, may they all feel the warmth of your love surrounding them Lord.


With prayers and best wishes





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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


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?