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St. Michael and All Angels

18th August 2019

                                       Trinity 9


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10am Parish Eucharist with Baptisms

President & Preacher : Revd. Dr. Angela Birkin


12 - Holy Communion


 6.30 Evening Prayer  Jan Kramer


For our prayers:                

Anglican Communion:

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa – Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa

The Diocese:

Please pray for the Children, Young People and Families Team within the Diocese, and their work in bringing those groups into God’s kingdom and our churches: Liz Morton,

Graeme Bigg, Anne Carter, Katherine Grasham, Dawn Savidge and Charlie Scott

Our Parish: Pray for the Palm Cove Society, working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Revd. Tim Stevens is to be the vicar of Darton and Staincross in the Barnsley Deanery.  The collation will be on 27th August in Darton. If anyone would like to go, they would be most welcome. Please pray for Tim, Jolene and their family.


Flowers in Church

During the hot weather, Glynis and her team have been using silk flowers in Church, but as the weather calms down, they will be using real flowers. Just a reminder that the flowers in Church depend on our giving. If you would like to donate flowers in church, please put your contributions in the box by the main door, or see Glynis if  you would like to donate in memory of some loved one.


Some Future Events at St. Michael’s

11th September: Licensing of Hannah Lievesley, St. Chad’s 7.30.

21st September: Sponsored Walk. See Rebecca for details


Charity of the Season

Rodley Nature Reserve Trust runs a nature reserve by habitat management for wildlife, including the wildlife of wetland habitats and works to help the public in the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of wildlife. There are no paid staff at Rodley. 


Managing such a large area requires a good deal of manpower and money and we are grateful to the generosity of the public. If you’ve not been, you will be most welcome, Moss Bridge Road, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1HP  The Visitors’ Centre is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and most Bank Holidays from 10am until 4pm


Green Group Outing - Rodley Nature Reserve


Saturday 31st August led by Luke Verrall

10 am to 12 noon – stay longer if you wish

Refreshments afterwards at Visitors Centre. Coffee, tea, cakes available or bring a pack lunch

Travel by shared cars – lifts will be arranged – departing St Michaels at 9.15

or find your own way and meet at  the Visitors Centre

Welcome to join us - please sign the list at the back of Church

For more information contact Felicity 07963219206, or Luke or Anita.


The White Strand of the Monks
“Sea-sharp winds
shriek between rocks,
hurling gulls seaward,
shredding their thin cries,
clawing fragile clouds
till, remnant-torn,
their sharp tears
spatter matted heather,
and cleft rocks
bleed by a white strand
where wide-eyed monks
trembling wait.”                      – Fiona Martin



During the Week at St. Michael’s



Morning Prayer






Morning Prayer St. Chad






Morning Prayer

Holy Communion

Green Group








Morning Prayer & Holy Communion,  St. Chad








Morning Prayer




25th August

Trinity 10

Holy Communion,   St. Chad

Parish Eucharist

Holy Communion






Eco-tips: Always use the correct size saucepan, and when heating water only use the amount you need. If you have a gas hob, boil the water in the kettle rather than on the hob to reduce gas use.


The Food Bank is appealing for the following. I you are able to help, please put contributions in the box at the back of Church:

Pasta Sauces, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Tomatoes, Long life milk, Long life fruit juice.

If you know anyone who is ill or would like a visit, please let the Vicar know.


Team Rector: Revd. Tony Whatmough 0113 274 3238/07711335050

(Tony takes Saturday as his day off.)

Parish Office: 275 4053

Curate: Revd. Dr. Angela Birkin 0750 605 6185

Parish Hall Bookings: 275 1939

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Eco-tips: Be pedantic about your recycling! Think about every item you put in the bin; should it go to landfill? Loo rolls come on card tubes, sweets come in foil or paper wrappers, apple cores can be composted and most packaging can be recycled now.


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