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

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Sunday October 2nd 9.30am

In Church only


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


Processional 719: We plough the fields and scatter

Kyrie: Said

Gloria 30: Peruvian

Gradual: Great is Thy faithfulness - Words and music on Sunday

Offertory 690: Thy hand, O God, has guided

Recessional 125: All things bright and beautiful




Compline

There will be a service of Compline on Wednesday 5th October at 9.30pm via Zoom, the link for which is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82134062948?pwd=TnVCOENwcHd1a3dKazVRaERwcCtNUT09

Meeting ID: 821 3406 2948

Passcode: 689824


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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.


BBC WM Make a difference award



On Saturday 24th September I attended an awards ceremony at the Hippodrome Theatre as Saint Cyprian’s had been nominated for a BBC award recognising the work that they do in developing the community. They actually won the award which is a wonderful recognition for the Place of Welcome, their partnership with Arts In The Yard and their general community focused hearts. There are photos and also an interview recorded for radio via the links below…

 

https://www.birminghamworld.uk/news/people/bbc-award-west-midlands-community-heroes-3856080

 

https://www.facebook.com/bbcradiowm/


Challenge Poverty Week - 17th-23rd October: The theme for this year’s Challenge Poverty Week is ‘ensuring dignity for all in the midst of a cost of living emergency.’ All of us want to live with dignity – to be treated as fully hu-man, to have choices and be able to participate in the communities to which we belong. The cost of living emergency is a very real threat to the dignity of many people. We will be reflecting on the theme of ‘dignity’ in our service on the 23rd October. If you would like to find out more information on Challenge Poverty Week including the steps that you can take to help protect and restore the dignity of others please see their website https://challengepoverty.co.uk


Food Bank - Please read the thank you letter on the notice board in the narthex from Birmingham City Mission regarding our donation of food last month. We are still collecting, please leave any donations in the box in the narthex.


Harvest Festival - 2nd October 2022 We will celebrate Harvest Festival during our Mass on the 2nd October. During the service there will be the opportunity to bring forward any donations of food that you feel able to offer to support the work of Birmingham City Mission.


MacMillian coffee morning 

Thank you to everyone who supported the recent coffee morning. £128.50 was raised to support the work of Macmillian cancer support.

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Harvest Supper and Quiz.

Many thanks to everyome who came to our Harvest Supper and Quiz night last Saturday, it was good to see so

many of you there and we hope you all had fun!

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Prayers

We will refresh our prayer list once more at the beginning of October. As all the current names will be removed please can you let me, Jane or Faith know of any names that you would like to be included on the new list. They can of course still be those for whom we are currently praying.



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 Fair - Saturday 3rd December

We have set a provisional date for the Christmas Fair for Saturday 3rd December from 10am until 2pm (we’re just checking that nothing else of any significance is going on within South Yardley on this date). Further details will be confirmed in due course but if you find yourself away for a holiday in the coming weeks would you consider bringing back a small gift with you for the Christmas Fair? If you have any questions please let a member of the Social Committee know.

 


Creative Christmas trees

We won’t be holding a Christmas Tree festival this year but we will be trying to decorate the church with as many Christmas trees as possible. You are therefore invited to think whether you could provide a tree to display that reflects an ‘explosion of creative joy’. Be as inventive and imaginative as possible.


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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 open up for us the possibility of recruiting an organist, to develop the music at church.

 

Saint Cyprian’s

Support and develop gracious Lord the relationship between ourselves and Arts In The Yard.

 

St Marys

Lord we ask a blessing on all who are working to maintain our church, those who prepare the services, clean and tidy, plus all who welcome visitors into this building.

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With prayers and best wishes

Alex

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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!’


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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?