Fr Stephen’ s Pastoral Letter issued earlier this week about lockdown at St Michael’s can be found here
SERVICES THIS SUNDAY – Remembrance Sunday
10.00am Sung Requiem Mass
Preacher: Fr Stephen, Vicar
With music, much of which has been recorded by the St Michael’s Choir and Organists including:
– Kontakion of the Departed
– For the Fallen, Douglas Guest,
– O God our help in ages past
– ‘Nimrod’ Organ Voluntary – Edward Elgar
ZOOM COFFEE – 11.30am-12.00 Noon every Sunday during lockdown
This Sunday marks the return of the popular Zoom Coffee! As previously, each week will feature a few words from an interesting speaker and this week, for Remembrance Sunday, our speaker is Colonel Richard Luxton, Late Royal Engineers (Retired). Richard will be telling us about his father, Major Augustine Luxton of the MM Royal Wiltshire Yeoman, who fought in both World Wars and was decorated many times. Please do join us with a cup of tea or coffee using the link below. Note that this is a recurring meeting so the same link should work every time.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 814 8042 1749
SAINT MICHAEL’S CHRISTMAS CARDS
Following the success of last year’s Christmas Card, we will again be producing special St Michael’s cards – see accompanying images here. Thank you those who have already pre-ordered and a first batch of cards will be available very shortly. There will be cards available from this first run, but if you would like cards please let the office know so that we can consider running a second batch if necessary. Pricing: £1 per card; £5 for 6 cards; or £10 for 15 cards.
As in previous years, October and November is a time when we invite members of the congregation to consider planned giving. While there are particular financial pressures on us all this year, the likely suspension of public worship and the risks of virus transmission through physical money both demonstrate the importance of giving via standing order. I am therefore once again and ever more urgently inviting everyone at St Michael’s to donate via Planned Giving and to give via direct debit. Information can be found here and the relevant form here. The forms can be returned to the Parish Office and we will pass them on to the bank. Please feel free to talk to our Treasurer Jacqueline Russell or contact her via the Parish Office if you have any questions.
Requiem Masses for the departed continue on every Saturday in November at 9.30am. Although it isn’t possible to be present in person, please let Fr Stephen know the names of any departed loved ones you would like remembered at the Altar on 14th, 21st and 28th November – you can take part in the service via YouTube or Facebook.
BARNES ART FAIR 2020 – 12th November to 31st December
Lockdown has proved to be a consistently creative period for Barnes Artists. Most of their new work is inspired by, and reflects the natural beauty and wildlife of Barnes. Many artists showing at last year’s Barnes Art Fair were so popular their work almost sold out by the weekend. Andrew Childs, the Barnes Art Fair Curator, said ‘We sold over £13k of work last year and I feel confident the standard of work will be even higher due to the extra time artists have had to develop their talent’. Due to Covid 19 restrictions Barnes Art Fair will become an online gallery with over 25 local artists exhibiting their recent work with a selection of art in local Barnes shops windows to coincide with #SHOPLOCAL this Christmas supported by Richmond Council. For further information please contact Barnes Artist Katie James Email; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.barnesartists.org