St Michael & All Angels, Wigan

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Welcome to St Michael & All Angels!

St Michael’s has served the Swinley and Whitley districts of Wigan for nearly 140 years and aims to provide an inclusive and welcoming ministry for the parish of today.

Our main Sunday service follows Common Worship.  We have coffee and an informal get-together after the service, so if you’re new to St Michael’s do make yourself known to us.  You will be made very welcome.  We are “family friendly” and have a children’s corner and a Sunday School.  Once a month the Scouts and Guides attend for a parade service.

The earlier and later services on a Sunday morning are said, and follow the Book of Common Prayer.

Our midweek communion service is on Thursday mornings.

The Parish has an active social life including a Reading Group, the Institute (with three snooker tables), an over-60s club, and we are about to begin a mother and toddler group. 

A variety of activities including drama groups and dancing take place in the nearby Parish Hall.  The parish has active Scout and Guide units.  Their headquarters is across the road from church.

Our church building itself is of much interest, being by G.E. Street, an eminent Victorian architect.  It is in the Early English style. G. E. Street also designed Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin and the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London. 

We are open to visitors on Saturday mornings between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon, as well as at service times.

Do come and meet us!

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Rev Stan Higginson
12 Clifton Crescent,
(01942) 235900 (Priest in Charge)

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Holy Communion
Using the 1662 Book of Common Prayer
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 35 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Eucharist
Parish Eucharist based on modern liturgy. Parade Service for uniformed organisations on First Sunday of the month during school term times
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee
Holy Communion
Using the 1662 Prayer Book, service held in the Lady Chapel
Every first Sunday at 11:15 AM for 35 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
based on the 1662 Prayer Book
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 11:15 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer


Holy Communion
based on Common Worship
Every Thursday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
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Michaelmas Holy Communion
Traditional Communion service with music and hymns for St Michael & All Angels, our Patrons, with the 1662 Choir
Thursday 25th September 2014 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
World's Biggest Coffee Morning
In Charterhouse, Scout & Guide H Q, Earl Street, over the road from church - come for coffee, cake and a chat - all in aid of Macmillan Nursing
Friday 26th September 2014 at 10:30 AM for 2 hours
Last Night of the Proms
A popular annual event at St Michael;s. Watch out for local posters ir phone Rev Stan Higginson on 01942 235900
Saturday 27th September 2014 at 7:30 PM for 2 hours
Patronal Festival
Our Patronal Festival service on the eve of St Michael & All Angels Day, tea and coffee served afterwards
Sunday 28th September 2014 at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Eucharist for Harvest Festival
A lively Parade Service, with Uniformed Organisations and Sunday Club. This year we are supporting Water Aid, and are also helping with a food collection for The Brick which helps the homeless in Wigan.
Sunday 5th October 2014 at 9:30 AM for 1½ hours
All Souls' Service of Remembering
Annual sung service of remembering: opportunity to offer prayers and thanksgiving for those who have gone before us, symbolised by the lighting and display of candles.
Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Supports Fairtrade goods Wheelchair Access / Ramp

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Clergy: The Revd Stanley HIGGINSON
A Church Near You ID: 15350
Archdeaconry: WARRINGTON (222)
Deanery: WIGAN (22209)
Benefice: Wigan St Michael (22/220 L)
Parish Legal Name: St. Michael and All Angels Wigan (220260 22/260)
CofE Church Info: (622260 22/260)
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The current editor is: James Philip Heyes

St Michael & All Angels : Duke Street, Wigan, lancashire, WN1 2BJ


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