St Michael & All Angels
Greetings from the clergy and all from St Michael and All Angels in Blewbury. We wanted to let you know what is happening here and the other churches in the Churn Benefice. While the church buildings are closed for most of the time, the church community continue to be very active. How may we help you? Please do get in touch!. We would love to communicate with you. Give us a call 01235 850267 or email [email protected] or online.
Introduction and Call to Worship: Draw near and open your heart to the one who promises hope and healing. As we sing together, pray together and make our resolutions for the future, we discover the true identity of the Christ – the lynchpin of our life and faith.
This is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
You are welcome to join local people in our Services. A Eucharist Service is held in St Michael ans All Angels Church at 8am on the first Sunday of each month and at 10.30am on the second Sunday of each month. Holy Communionis held at 10am on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and a Mother's Union Holy Communion on the third Tuesday. Other services take place at Festivals and special occasions. See the servcies tab for more details. We meet with the rest of the Churn Benefice, which serves the Astons, North and South Moreton, East Hagbourne, Blewbury and Upton, for online worship at 10:30 every Sunday and weekday evenings at 8:00 pm for ten minutes. Join us any weekday night at 8pm for a short service of night prayer. Links and codes for these are on the website under the services tab.
Mothers Union AGM Sunday 30th January 3pm at St Michael's Church Blewbury. Worship, Report & Accounts for 2021 followed by discussion of plans for this year. Members please attend. Friends warmly invited. Tea at Penridge, Church Road afterwards.
Click on these links for information about activities in the Benefice: Sunday on line Services, Weekday Compline Service, Midweek Communion, Pram Services, Men’s Breakfast Group (First Saturday of the month), Churn Cygnets Youth Group (3rd Sunday of the month) and Churn Climate Action Group.
Campaign Against Modern-day Slavery. Revd Louise and members of the Mothers Union made a display to highlight the campaign against modern-day slavery. The campaign is called the Clewer Initiative (see https://theclewerinitiative.org/) and is part of the programme of the Archbishops Council to end modern slavery in the UK. MU are promoting this work across the country. https://www.mothersunion.org/projects/mothers-union-clewer-partnership. Revd Louise will be taking this display to various churches in the coming weeks. You can view it this week in St Michael’s Blewbury.
Home Communion is available to anyone who is unable to get to church through sickness or frailty, either for a short time or on a long term basis. If you, or anyone you know, would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please contact The Revd Louise Butler on 07837 009730. Full COVID precautions will be followed.
Confirmation Group. Father Jason will be leading a confirmation group in the New Year. Please contact Elaine in the office on [email protected] if you are interested in joining. We would love to welcome you to this group!
Learn to lead services. Might you be interested in learning how to lead services? Father Jason will be leading an introductory training session in Blewbury Church on Sat 5<sup>th</sup> Feb, repeated on Sat 12<sup>th</sup> Feb, 10 am – 12 noon and people can attend either of these sessions. Everyone welcome. Please let Elaine know if you plan to attend.
Watch a three minute video explaining Christianity. Try an online course and meet others who want to understand what it is all about. Experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. Click here for the Rector’s reflections.
Private Prayer. St.Michael’s, Blewbury is now open for private worship at the following times: Wednesdays: 10am-12 noon Saturdays: 2-4pm. For the safety of others, please wear a face covering when you enter the church.
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