St Michael & All Angels, Eastbourne

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The church of St Michael and All Angels, with its 120’ tower, illuminated at night, giving hope to many, is one of Eastbourne’s landmarks. Standing on top of the hill in Willingdon Road, it can be seen from almost every part of the town and from the train as it nears Eastbourne, as well as from the sea. The population of the parish is about 9,000.

The church building is almost one hundred years old, the centenary of the consecration of the completed church due to be celebrated in 2011. Over the past five years, the church has been reordered to create worship in the round with modern seating and an octagonal altar with a suspended cross and corona which can be illuminated.

We are a renewed, enthusiastic church family within the Catholic tradition with the Eucharist at the heart of our worship.

We aim to promote and develop prayer as the priority and key to renewal and spiritual growth. The Parish has a prayer chain for quickly passing urgent prayer intentions throughout the members.

We have a team of volunteers on duty at each service to ensure that all new people attending are welcomed. There is free tea and coffee every Sunday and Thursday after the main service to which everyone is invited.

There is a network of home groups, which meet fortnightly, all studying the same biblical teaching, directed by the incumbent and linking in with the Sunday teachings.

St Michael’s is involved in supporting PARCHE (Pastoral Action in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly) and we have two teams of people who take services once a month in four residential homes, sharing the Gospel, reading the Scriptures, talking to residents and praying with them.

We have a team of trained and authorised members who help with the Healing Ministry after the main Sunday and Thursday services.

For the last two years, we have held a Michaelmas Festival, to celebrate our patron saint, inviting the local community to a free fun day. Our local schools have been involved and we were encouraged by the good attendance and participation this year. The festival was followed by Back to Church Sunday.

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Revd Dr Sebastian Mattapally
15 Long Acre Close
Eastbourne
BN21 1UF
07922 487589 (Vicar)

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QUIET MORNING
The 'Quiet Morning' is a monthly retreat on the last Thursday of most months to take spiritual stock of your life using the 'Spiritual Exercises' of St Ignatius as a guide. After the talk there is about half an hour of prayer and meditation which is followed by an informal Communion around the altar which, in turn, is followed by 'bring your own sandwiches' fellowship. Drinks provided. A great monthly spiritual renewal!
Every last Thursday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Refreshments Common Worship
 
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Sunday

Said Eucharist
Using BCP order of service
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Celebration Communion
This is our central Church/Parish worship. We call it 'Celebration Communion' because we want to celebrate our communion, our deepest abiding with God, with all Creation and with each other as we celebrate our faith in Jesus Christ. We worship, we listen to God's Word read, shared and proclaimed, and like the two disciples of Emmaus who met the Lord at the 'breaking of the bread' we seek to encounter Jesus as we partake of the Holy Communion. Prayer ministry at end of service.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Celebration Communiont with Anointing
Celebration Communion with music. Children and infants have other activities between the Gloria and the Peace. After Communion there is an opportunity to come forward for anointing. Prayer ministry takes place simultaneously and at end of service.
If there are 5 Sundays in the month, then if the fourth is a 'special' Sunday (e.g. Christmas Day) the annointing service may be postponed to the fifth Sunday
Every fourth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship

Tuesday

Evening Prayer Eucharist
This evening service is an informal one, with time for quiet listening to the Word of God and seeking and sharing in prayer. This first part of the service happens in a circle in the Lady Chapel and the second part we gather around the altar for an informal but spiritually deep and felt Communion. What strikes you in this time of prayer is a quiet informality spiced by deep spirituality with times of sharing and times of deep silence allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to us.
Every Tuesday at 7:30 PM
Common Worship

Thursday

QUIET MORNING
The 'Quiet Morning' is a monthly retreat on the last Thursday of most months to take spiritual stock of your life using the 'Spiritual Exercises' of St Ignatius as a guide. After the talk there is about half an hour of prayer and meditation which is followed by an informal Communion around the altar which, in turn, is followed by 'bring your own sandwiches' fellowship. Drinks provided. A great monthly spiritual renewal!
Every last Thursday at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Refreshments Common Worship
Said Eucharist
Using order of service from the Book of Common Prayer, followed by Laying on of hands and anointing of the sick.
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge
Stained Glass

Fortnightly bible study groups in homes, mainly on Wednesday evenings, but some at other times.
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Incumbent: The Revd Sebastian Thomas MATTAPALLY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 4899
Diocesan ID: CT0911
Style of worship: Anglo-catholic
Archdeaconry: HASTINGS (103)
Deanery: EASTBOURNE (10303)
Benefice: Eastbourne St Mich (10/125 W)
Parish Legal Name: St. Michael, Ocklynge, Eastbourne (100388 )
CofE Church Info: (610388 10/388)
Short URL: acny.uk/4899/
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This page was last updated on Wednesday 28th June 2017
 
 
 
St Michael & All Angels : Willingdon Rd (Opp Mill Rd), Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

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