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St. Michael and All Angels

   9th December 2018

Advent  2


Welcome to St. Michael’s.

If you are new, please fill in a

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so that we can keep in touch.


10am All Age Eucharist  Cloth for the Cradle

President: Revd. Tony Whatmough


Pour down, O heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness. We have sinned and become like one who is unclean; we have all withered like a leaf, and our iniquities like the wind have swept us away. You have hidden your face from us, and abandoned us to our iniquities. Pour down ….

Introit Hymn: 34 On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s cry

Gradual Hymn: Cloth for the Cradle, Cradle for the Child.

Gospel Reading:  Luke 3: 2-6

Offertory Hymn:  590 – The Kingdom is upon you.

Communion Hymn: 26 Hark a thrilling voice is calling

Anthem: Away in a Manger

Recessional Hymn: 58  Long ago, prophets knew.


12 noon: Holy Communion  


6.30 Evensong  Revd. Phil Chilvers

Introit Hymn: 37– The Lord will come and not be slow

Psalm: 75 page 225

Old Testament: Isaiah 40:1-11

New Testament: Luke 1:1-25

Anthem: People look east, the time is near: Malcolm Archer

Hymn: 24– Come thou long expected Jesus.

Offertory Hymn: 39 - Wake, O Wake with tidings thrilling.


For Our Prayers:

Anglican Communion: Falkland Islands (Canterbury, Falkland Islands) – Timothy Thornton

The Diocese: Please pray for the Deaneries of the Wakefield Episcopal Area and those who serve them:

Our Parish: Churches Together in Headingley, and their carol singing next Saturday.


Charity of the Season:

The Children’s Society

We are a national charity that works with the country's most vulnerable children and young people.

We listen.

We support.

We act.

Because no child should feel alone.


If you would like to contribute to Christmas Flowers in Church, please put the money in the flower fund box by the door. If you would like to dedicate them in memory of someone, please see Glynis.


Christingle Making Working Party:

Friday 21st December, 1.30pm

 If you are able to help, please see Ben.


Eco-tips: Stuck in a traffic jam? If for more than a few minutes, turn of the engine and save fuel and cut pollution.


Some Future events

 at St. Michael’s


11th December: Carol Singing at Skyrack 7.pm

16th December: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. 6.30pm

18th December: Carol Singing at St. James Hospital

20th December: Carol Singing at Victoria Court. 7pm

23rd December: Said Evening Prayer with Hymns

24th December: Christingle Service, 4pm

                              Midnight Eucharist 11.30pm

25th December: Parish Eucharist 10am.


We are looking for someone to co-ordinate the lesson readers and intercessors rota. If you can help, please get in touch.

We are looking for some readers for the service of Nine Lessons and Carols on 16th December at 6.30pm If you are interested in this, please contact Tony.

There is a booklet of the readings on the coffee tables.


Advent in the Church is a time of waiting.  It’s a time to be still in the midst of our busy lives. 

A time to reflect. It’s a time to ask the big questions, we don’t normally ask. 

A time to reach out and touch something beyond ourselves.

What are you waiting for this Christmas? 

A new relationship?

A special gift?

A diagnosis?

Relief from the pain of a loss?

In our busy lives it’s easy to put these things aside, to literally ‘do’ away with them.

But we’re all waiting for something.  No matter how big or how small that something might be, Christians believe that God is interested in it.

If you have Children’s Society Collection boxes, can you return them to Church as soon as you can?



During the Week at St. Michael’s


Morning Prayer St. Michael’s

St. Michael’s Luncheon Club






 Morning Prayer, St. Chad’s

Skyrack Carols





Morning Prayer

Holy Communion







Morning Prayer & Holy Communion, 

         St. Chad

Headingley Hall Communion

Grove Court Communion






Morning Prayer, St. Michael’s

Midday Prayer, All Hallows






Sunday  16th 


Advent 3


Holy Communion,   St. Chad


Parish Eucharist


Holy Communion


Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.









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

Team Rector: Tony Whatmough by clicking here

0113 274 3238/07711335050

(Tony takes Saturday as his day off.)

Parish Office: 275 4053

Curate: Revd. Dr. Angela Birkin

0750 605 6185

Parish Office: 275 4053

Parish Hall Bookings: 275 1939

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