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. .
Summer 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
Service of Memory & Thanksgiving: A special time to remember and give thanks for loved ones who have passed away will be held in St Michael’s Parish Church on Saturday 29 October at 10 am. All those grieving a loss of any kind are welcome. Refreshments after the service in the Adam Room where there will be an opportunity to talk with the ministers or a trained member of the Bereavement Support Team.
Battle of the Somme Service of Remembrance, on Saturday 22 October at 3.30pm in St Michael’s. Organised by the Ancre Somme Association of Scotland, the commemoration will bring together all ages in an act of remembrance of those from West Lothian who gave their lives. All welcome.
Housegroup: Please note next Housegroup is on 28 October.
Men’s Curry and Quiz Night: Come along for a curry, chat and a quiz thrown in for good measure – what more could you ask for? Friday 28 October at 7.00pm, The Adam Room, Cross House. Price to be announced. Tickets will be available through John Parkinson, Marshall Green, Brian Lightbody or the Church Office. Text or Phone 07905306368 to reserve your seat as places will be limited. Any profits will go to the Cross House refurbishment programme.
West Lothian Foodbank's "Combined Harvest Appeal" – due to an increased demand and a reduction in donations of food and finance, the Foodbank is having difficulty maintaining the service to individuals and families in crisis in West Lothian. We desperately need more food and more importantly more finance. You can see a list of food items urgently required at www.westlothian.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food. Donations can be handed in any Sunday to church or Cross House. Financial donations can also be made via a "donations" link on the same page. Thank you!
Bethany Night Shelter: Last winter 4 teams from St Michael’s provided a total of around 200 meals for the homeless of Edinburgh. It was the busiest year in the 20 years the Shelters have been in operation and numbers were often beyond the capacity of the accommodation and some had to be turned away after their meal. This coming winter Bethany is increasing the number of nights and capacity with a commitment to doing 5 of the 196 shelters. We therefore need 5 teams of 7 people and more volunteers (even if you can only manage 1 night). If you would like to volunteer or find out more contact Marshall on 07967112137 or
Enquirers Classes will run for six consecutive Sundays in the afternoon from 9 October to 13 November in Cross House (Adam Room). We will be exploring questions related to spiritual journeys, the person and work of Jesus Christ, the bible, sacraments, and the life and work of St Michael’s. Anyone interested should contact the church office on 842188 or Rev Dr Stewart Gillan on 842195 or 07341.822058.
Bereavement Support: The Bereavement Support Team offers confidential one-to-one support with the aim of helping 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
Prayer Focus We pray for all who have been bereaved in recent weeks, and for our Ministers who have conducted the funerals and supported the families at this time. We pray too for our Bereavement Support Team who will continue this support in the coming months. We remember also the people of Haiti and other countries devastated by Hurricane Matthew, in their distress.
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.