Welcome to the website of Linlithgow St Michael's.
Our vibrant church has much to offer to both residents and visitors of Linlithgow. We trust that this website demonstrates a little of the worship and life of our congregation.
"St Michael is kinde to strangers" says our ancient town motto. We hope that you will feel equally welcome in our midst.
St Michaels can be found beside Linlithgow Palace, right in the centre of the Royal Burgh. Services are held in the Kirk every Sunday at 9.30 and again at 11.00. During term time, services are also held at Springfield Primary School at 9.45.
Fellowship: We are very keen for people to share fellowship between services. If you are able and would like to join us for tea or coffee, please leave your car in the Vennel car park.
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Details of this week's Services and News can be found in our Intimations section. .
Spring 2016 edition of Crosswind now available here
Podcast Sermons can be found here .
A full diary of places and times of all active groups in St.Michaels can be found here
Holiday Club New Dates: The joint Holiday Club is trying something new! We’re now going to run from Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 August 2016. Wednesday–Friday dates will run as a normal club with a Family Day on the Saturday. We’re looking for a team and hope you’ll put the dates in your diary!
Bereavement Support The Bereavement Support Team offers confidential one-to-one support with the aim of facilitating the grieving process – to help you make sense of the painful and bewildering array of emotional, psychological and physical responses to bereavement, and to help you adapt to the loss. Positive Pathways informal support group meets fortnightly in the Canal Tearoom. Further information from Sheila Rae 847538
Date for your diary! Annual Inter-church Forum Dinner on Saturday 30 April in Linlithgow Rugby Club, 7 for 7.30pm – hosted by St Michael’s Parish Church. Speaker – Rev Christine Barclay with entertainment by St Ninian’s-Craigmailen Church. Tickets: £15 for a three course meal, a welcome drink and convivial company. Available from Fiona Duke (842669) or Barbara Thomson (845705)
On Friday 6 May at 10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. Ephesians – Chapter 4:1–16 – Unity. All are welcome to join this informal group. Please call Barbara Thomson 845705 for more details.
Seedlings is on holiday Thursday 28 April. Back as usual 5 May. See you then.
Chapters: Our book club meets on the first Thursday of every month 3.15-4.30pm in Room 1, Cross House. Coffee and cake and book discussion. Our book of choice is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kinsolver. All welcome. Info from Sally Chambers (07732722146) or Cheryl. Next meeting 5 May.
Knitting Club: The Kirk Knitting Club meets once a month in Cross House at 10.30 am on Mondays in Room 1. An hour of knitting, chatting and eating cake perhaps not in that order! Next meeting Mon 2 May.
Political Hustings for Scottish Parliamentary Elections in St Michael’s Kirk Hall on 1 May. 6.30pm: Prayers for Good Governance; 7.15pm: refreshments; 7.30pm: Hustings. All candidates hopefully there from our major political parties, and a new Chairman this year.
The Big Sing - Sun 15th May 4-6.30pm In partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, St Michael's is delighted to host THE BIG SING. An evening of entertainment for all the family. Tickets also from Church Office.
Refugee Crisis Please read this article on the Refugee Crisis from a Linlithgow perspective.
The Scottish Parliamentary election takes place this week. We pray for wisdom for voters and honesty and integrity for those seeking election, that all will be guided by a desire to do the best for our country and its people, and that the outcome may indeed reflect that belief and purpose.
Feel free to join us for Weekly Prayers with Communion in the Queen’s Aisle on Wednesdays at 12.30. There is a box in the Queen’s Aisle in which to put requests for prayer. Or phone 822603 or 670980.