Newsletter for June 13th 2021

Here is this weeks news….

This Sunday @ St Michael’s


Join us at 10:30am on Sunday morning in St Michael’s for Morning Worship. Jean Pryce-Williams will be leading and Eve Lockett will be preaching on Galatians 1: 10-24.

This service will also be live-streamed at

This Sunday @ St Andrew’s


Join us at 10am in St Andrew’s for Holy Communion. Jonathan Widdess will be leading and preaching (Galatians 1: 1-9).

Reading and Collect

Galatians 1: 10-24

10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. 11 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. 14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being. 17 I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus. 18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother. 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie. 21 Then I went to Syria and Cilicia. 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they praised God because of me.

Collect for the Second Sunday after Trinity

Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Online Worship Survey

During these past months of COVID lockdowns we have provided the opportunity for people to access worship at St Michael’s on line. In order to plan for the future it would be helpful to know your views on how helpful this has been and what form our online worship should take.

The survey only takes 4 minutes to complete and is available here:

Worship for Seniors

The June edition of our online series of Worship for Seniors is now available at William Cutting’s theme this month is “Keep moving!”.

Worship for Seniors is a new, monthly series of devotional videos for seniors and those in care homes. Each episode lasts about 15 minutes.

Worship for Seniors is also available by phone on 01865 920993, and then choosing option 2 from the menu.

Taizé Service

The online Taizé service for June is still available. With readings, prayers and meditative sung worship, it’s the perfect way to find some peace and space in the stresses and strains of life. 

Zoom Weekly Prayer Meeting

Our weekly prayer meeting continues every Monday at 10am.

Join us as we gather together online to pray for one another, our families, friends and neighbours, our parish, our nation and the world.

For more details on how to connect, see this web page.

Upcoming Worship Services

St Andrew’s @ 10am

13/6 Holy Communion
(Galatians 1:1-9)

20/6 Morning Worship
(Galatians 1:10-24)

27/6 Morning Worship
(Galatians 2:1-10)

St Michael’s @ 8am

20/6 BCP Communion
(Galatians 2:1-10)

St Michael’s @ 10.30am

13/6 Morning Worship
(Galatians 1:10-24)

20/6 Church Outdoors
(Galatians 2:1-10)

27/6 Big Story Sunday
(Mark 5:21-end)

St Michael’s remains open for private prayer on Monday’s and Friday’s, 9am-5pm.

Church Electoral Roll

In accordance with the Church Representation Rules, the Church Electoral Roll must be revised each year.  If you are not already on the roll and would like to, apply now. Please complete a form (to be found at the back of the Church or downloaded from and return to me or put the form in the box (marked Electoral Roll Forms) before Friday 25th June.  

If you are unable to come to church, then please contact Sarah in the Parish Office, who will have forms. You can return your form there as well. Similarly, if you have changed your address, in the past year please complete a new form as well.
Jan Harris.  (01865 864169)

APCM Vacancies

At the APCM on July 18th, we will have vacancies for Treasurer, Churchwarden, Deanery Synod, and the PCC. Please will you pray about these very important roles and whether God is calling you or someone you know to serve the Parish in these ministries?

The diocese have produced an information leaflet detailing these roles and giving some sense of what they involve. The leaflet can be downloaded from the website here. You might also want to look at the longer leaflet written for churchwardens.

Please Pray For…

  • For David Henderson Slater and his family as he continues to undergo radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
  • A new Parish treasurer and Churchwarden.
  • Our CMS mission partner Bia.
  • The St Andrew’s Rebuilding Project.
  • All those who remain anxious for their jobs or their future.
  • Those who are homeless or struggling with food poverty.
  • People to find a living faith in Jesus.
  • Everyone who leads worship, preaches or teaches in our parish.