As we prepare for Christmas time may the light of the world shine upon us
Sunday 1 December – 4.00pm Advent Carols A contemplative service of choral anthems, poetry, hymns and scripture. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre.
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Thursday 12 December – 7.00pm Community Carols in the Cloisters Community Carol Service in the candlelit Cloisters (in church if wet) with Barnes Concert Band and Barnes Primary School choir. Followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Barnes Concert Band will carry on playing in the church until 8.15pm.
Sunday 15 December – 6.00pm Lessons and Carols by Candlelight A beautiful and atmospheric service of Christmas anthems and favourite carols. Followed by sparkling wine and mince pies.
Christmas Eve 4.00pm Family Nativity Service (doors open at 3.15pm) Children are invited to dress up as shepherds, wise people or angels – or indeed anything/one they would like – and participate in the Nativity Service. Come early to guarantee a seat. Due to its popularity we do ask that prams and buggies are left in the Community Centre.
11.00pm Midnight Mass and Blessing of the Crib
Christmas Day 8.00am Low Mass 10.00am Mass of Christmas Day for all the family With ‘mini panto’
Thursday 26 December 10.00am Mass for the Feast of St Stephen
Sunday 5 January 10.00am High Mass of the Epiphany 6.00pm Epiphany Carols
We have produced a beautiful Christmas card with an image of the Adoring Angel from one of the windows in the Lady Chapel. Packs of 6 for £5 and 15 for £10! Available after 10am Sunday Mass or from the Parish Office, whilst stocks last.
Please read this the Advent Leaflet and share the link with family and friends.
ADVENT READING – There are copies of the relevant chapter for each Sunday’s theme and preacher the week prior at the back of church and in the Community Centre by the coffee table. Details are in the leaflet below.
Since we last communicated with you about the Church Hall project we’ve been approaching a range of firms who might be able to fulfil the brief that arose out of our earlier public consultation with you. This has taken rather longer than we expected. However, we are pleased to say that we have received attractive designs from a company that do seem to suit all the stated needs and aims, and we’d like to share these with you for your reflections and feedback.
To begin that process we’d like to invite you to a Community Open Evening in the Church Hall on Monday 4th November from 8-9.30pm. Members of PCC will be present, and we hope to have with us a representative from the company, along with some images and further information about what the next stages might look like. As on the previous occasion, refreshments will be provided, and the style is informal, enabling you to come and go at any point during the evening.
We’d like to stress that this isn’t the only chance to see and comment on these initial designs. We intend to have them on display in the church, and possibly also the Church Hall itself for some time afterwards. A feedback form will be provided that can be picked up at the Open Evening, in church, or downloaded from the website.
We do hope you will be able to take part in this next stage of consultation and we look forward to providing a wonderful new facility for our parish and wider community.
With best wishes and prayers,
Father Stephen, Vicar On behalf of the Wardens and PCC of Saint Michael & All Angels, Barnes.
Kerensa Briggs, the first choral scholar appointed at St Michael & All Angels says her love ofsacred music emanated from her choral background, singing as a soprano in the Gloucester Cathedral Youth Choir and later in the Choirs of Trinity College Cambridge and King’s College London, where she held a choral scholarship and undertook an MMus inComposition. Kerensa currently works in the music department at Godolphin and Latymer school.
As an award-winning composer, her music has been performed internationally in venues such as St
Paul’s Cathedral and the Sistine Chapel and recorded for CD and for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland by ensembles such asThe Tallis Scholars and the choirs of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester Cathedrals.
Vision Card 2019 In preparation for our PCC Away Day on 21st September, Fr Stephen would like to give the congregation a chance to write some comments for the PCC to take into account as they consider St Michael’s new Mission Action Plan.
Please return comments via the card to the Vicarage or Parish Office (email to email@example.com) no later than Wednesday 18th September.
If so, we need your help playing for the 11.30am Family Service on some Sunday mornings. It’s a good chance to dig out old music and enjoy playing it again as well as a few hymns. Please let the Parish Office know if you, or anyone you know, could help us out.