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 after Epiphany

Sunday January 16th

9.30am in Church only.

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Plan B Covid rules

If you are able to, please wear a face covering when moving around church and also when sitting in your pew. When we sing and if you feel comfortable to do it your face covering can be removed, reworn once again at the end of the hymn as you sit back down in your pew. If you have any questions, please speak to Father Alex or Paul Stevens.


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18-25th January

In addition to our usual pattern of worship we are running a variety of services during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity all of which are on Zoom.

18th January

Evening Prayer 17:00

Meeting ID: 828 4643 5876 Passcode: 328303

19th January

Compline 21:30

Meeting ID: 865 6364 1832 Passcode: 639291

20th January

 

 

21st January

Morning Prayer 09:00

Meeting ID: 856 8788 2477 Passcode: 048901

22nd January

Evening Prayer 17:00

Meeting ID: 848 1442 2843 Passcode: 354081

23rd January

Compline 21:30

Meeting ID: 815 5959 7299 Passcode: 215462

24th January

Morning Prayer 09:00

Meeting ID: 840 5269 6175 Passcode: 830077

25th January

Evening Prayer 17:00

Meeting ID: 845 8135 6320 Passcode: 759997

 

Swan Group Candlemas service

Please note that there will be a Candlemas service on Sunday 30th January at 4pm at St Mary’s church. It would be lovely to see as many people as possible at St Mary’s celebrating the presentation of Christ in the Temple.

The service will also be live streamed on Zoom, the links details for which are

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81860662988?pwd=VVUremtRU09GUmdtSFBWN08xVjBCUT09

Meeting ID: 818 6066 2988

Passcode: 012386

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Compline

There will be a service of Compline on Wednesday 19th January which can be accessed via the following Zoom link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86563641832?pwd=cksrWFM3eHE5OTJrM0RPajg4Y3NpUT09

 Meeting ID: 865 6364 1832

Passcode: 639291

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From Fr.Alex

Eco Church Award

We are hoping to get a small number of people together to help steer the actions of the church towards becoming greener and achieve an Eco Church Award. Please give some prayerful thought as to whether you would like to be part of this group (no prior ‘eco’ knowledge or experience is needed and the time commitment is fairly light touch) and let Father Alex know if you would. It is hoped that we will begin our work to achieve an eco award sometime in January.


Craft group

Please make a note that the Wednesday craft group has restarted, further details from Faith.


Used postage stamps

With all those Christmas Cards being sent and received, this is the bumper bundle time of year for 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 Cyprians

We pray that wisdom and heavenly insight may wash over our PCC meeting on Tuesday evening and that the advertising of The Place of Welcome may attract new people.

 

Saint Michael and All Angels

May our parish schools engage with the Experience Easter activity. Enable Holy Spirit a refreshed collegiality between the different denominational churches in the parish.

 

St Marys

Led those forward who want to extend their love of our Lord by taking the road to Confirmation, may they find the course enlightening and uplifting for them all.  Help us to identify all who would benefit from this course and enable them to attend and reach out for our Lord’s help.

 

A prayer to renew our covenant with God

I am no longer my own but yours.

Put me to what you will,

rank me with whom you will;

put me to doing,

put me to suffering;

let me be employed for you,

or laid aside for you,

exalted for you,

or brought low for you;

let me be full,

let me be empty,

let me have all things,

let me have nothing:

I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things

to your pleasure and disposal.

And now, glorious and blessed God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

you are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.'
 

The Methodist Covenant Prayer


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?