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

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The Second Sunday of Advent

Eucharist

Sunday December 5th

9.30am in Church only.


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Services on Zoom

Compline

There will be a service of Compline on Wednesday 8th December which can be accessed via the following Zoom link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86708785970?pwd=YUFWenFxZ0hjaGtjZlpvV1dwQVpNZz09

Meeting ID: 867 0878 5970
Passcode: 9635



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Advent & Christmas services

Please make a note of the following services

Sunday 19th December

09:30

Said Mass

 

16:00

Nine Lessons and Carols @ St Cyprian’s church

Tuesday 21st December

10:00

Said Mass and breakfast

Friday 24th December

16:30

Christingle in church and also on Zoom

Meeting ID: 899 9354 0965 Passcode: 814391

 

21:30

First Mass of Christmas and also on Zoom

Meeting ID: 815 6529 3489 Passcode: 948171

Sunday 26th December

09:30

Saint Stephen - Said Mass

Tuesday 28th December

10:00

The Holy Innocents - Said Mass



From Fr.Alex


Sunday offertory

A reminder that we have resumed our usual practice of collecting our stewardship offerings during the offertory hymn. We won’t be passing the basket to each other but the basket will be offered at the end of each row of pews. If you would normally place your giving envelope into the basket when you come into church (and if you feel comfortable doing so) please hold onto it until the offertory hymn. Collecting our offerings this way also makes sure that there is the opportunity for them to be blessed as part of our assembled worship. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to Father Alex or Paul Stevens.

 

Refreshments

Please add your name to the rota in the narthex so that we have a spread of people covering all the Sundays this month.

 

Christmas Fair and Christmas Tree Festival

A huge thank you to everyone who has so generously donated their time, talents, prayers and resources to support the Christmas Fair and the Christmas Tree Festival (which you can still see taking place today). A particular thanks to the Social Committee for their drive and vision for without their commitment neither of these events would have happened.

 

Christmas flowers

If you would like to make a donation towards covering the cost of the flowers that will be displayed in church over Christmas, please place your donation in an envelope clearly marked ‘flowers’ and leave it in the basket at the back of church. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

Cleaning church - Saturday 11th December

Could you spare and hour or two to help prepare church for our Christmas celebrations? We will be organising a working party to assist with the cleaning of church which will start at 9.30am on the 11th December. No previous cleaning experience is needed, just turn up and get stuck in.

  

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

We pray that those who attended the Christmas Fair and Tree Festival may have been touched by the grace and love of God.

 

Saint Cyprians

We pray that Linda and Chris start to feel settled in Australia and that the pain of saying goodbye is replaced with the joy of the new.


Saint Marys

Thank you for the people who are working to continue your work in our area, the wardens, the cleaning team, those who keep the church and churchyard safe for us each week.


With prayers and best wishes

Alex

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

Please see HOME then COVID-19 UPDATES above.


July 31st: Our latest Risk Assessments and Sidespersons' Duties updates are now on view, see HOME above or click the button below:


In accordance with legislation effective from September 23rd 2020, 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.


It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in church. See the article from the Church Times on our COVID-19 UPDATE page, go to HOME above.

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?