Latest News


Life and Work

“Life and Work included an article in the August 2021 edition about the 23 St Michael’s elders who received long service certificates. The article focusses on senior elder, David Morrison, and his 70 years of service.  It also names several other of the longest serving elders.

If you would like a copy of this Life and Work, at a discounted price of £2.40, please e-mail ken.duerden@westerlands.plus.com by 8 August 2021.”

 

In - Church Worship

Join us for in-church worship each Sunday at 10am. It's essential to reserve a place in advance. You'll need to wear a mask and sit in designated seating to maintain social distancing. However, we can now sing! We look forward to welcoming you to share in worship with us.

To reserve a place please click here

The Monthly Prayer Calendar

The Monthly Prayer Calendar has been changed to a weekly one during the pandemic and is available here.

CH4 having a baby !

A supplement to CH4 is in the pipeline and the compilers are looking for suggestions of contemporary songs that are suitable for congregational singing, relevant to our contemporary context and complementary to existing musical resources (particularly if they fill any gaps in current song resources).

For more details click here

Orders of Service


There are no Orders of Service available at present.

Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

The Help Centre

Offers information covering many concerns.  Wondering where to access support for yourself or another?  Tel 842646, or look at www.helpcentre.org.uk

Bereavement Support

The Team offers confidential one to one support to help you adapt to your loss. In addition, Positive Pathways support group meets fortnightly in the informal setting of the Canal Tearoom. Contact Sheila Rae 07719966273 or sheila.ruth.rae@gmail.com.

Making Him Known to Others

Latest Magazine

The latest edition of  Crosswind Magazine is now available to download from the Crosswind page.

Seedlings on ZOOM !

Seedlings is on ZOOM 

CDs-Church Service

If you would like to borrow a recording of previous services, you will find CDs at the Church shop. A recording of the sermon is available weekly via podcast here.

Serving Him Together

Faith Impact Forum

Click here for a look at the weekly newsletter from the Faith Impact Forum.

If you would like to subscribe to this then click here.

Crossreach

Crossreach News is available here.  More information about Crossreach itself is available on their website.

 

General Notices

Giving to St Michael’s

You might be wondering how you can support financially the work of St Michael’s and the wider Church of Scotland.  

Those members who currently give through the Free Will Offering Scheme and who cannot hand in their envelopes might wish to consider one of the following options:

·         You could set up a monthly standing order for regular giving – please contact either Tim Brown on finance@stmichaels-parish.org.uk or Andrew Jones on giving@stmichaels-parish.org.uk and either Tim or Andrew will be able to send you a standing order form and advise on Gift Aid

·         You could make a one-off payment using the Stewardship button below

                                                                                                    

·         You could continue to set aside your weekly gifts and contact your Elder who would be happy to help you.

Gift Aid 

Did you know that the church can claim 25p for every £ given if the donor is a UK taxpayer and signs a Gift Aid declaration? This is true whether payments are made by regular standing order, via freewill envelopes, or by other identifiable means. For more information, or to set up/amend an existing arrangement please contact the Gift Aid Convener in confidence - Andrew Jones – at giving@stmichaels-parish.org.uk or on 01506 840914.

 

 

 

Annual Report and Accounts

Our Annual Report and Accounts for 2020 have been approved by Kirk Session and by Presbytery. Please read Anne Law's article in the current issue of Crosswind for an overview of our financial situation at the end of a remarkable year.

 

Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protections with regard to how their personal data is used by organisations. 

St.Michael's have adopted the following :

Data Protection Policy

Data Retention Policy

Privacy Notice