St Michael & St Mary Magdalene


St Michael & St Mary Magdalene Church viewed from the churchyard with blue sky in the backgroundWelcome to the Parish and Pilgrimage Church of St Michael and St Mary Magdalene, Easthampstead. 

We are the Church of England Church for the southern half of Bracknell although we welcome worshippers from wherever you live.

Please join us this Sunday at 8am for a reflective short Eucharist or at 9.30am for our Parish Eucharist with Junior Church in the Parish Centre. Please join us in the annexe for refreshments after.

11am The Church @ The Pines, Hanworth.

11am St Francis & St Clare, Family friendly worship at Jennett's Park School, Jennett's Park.

3.30pm Church 4 U A service for young children and their families. 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

6.30pm Christ in Quiet A service for all searching for peace 2nd Sunday of the month.

If you are unable to join us please see this week's Pew Sheet with readings and notices to use throughout the week. 

For future readings please see Lectionary

New LINK magazine is just out see The Link 


Wanted!  Parish Safeguarding Officer.

The Parochial Church Council is looking to appoint a Safeguarding Officer to be responsible for implementing the Diocesan Safeguarding policy and to be the public focus for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in our churches.

This is a key voluntary post.  It would suit a member of the congregation preferably with some professional interest in these areas, for example a teacher, social worker, foster parent, health visitor, childminder etc.  Ideally, the Safeguarding Officer should be someone who is not already an office holder or working with our children, young people or vulnerable adults, so that independence is maintained.  Training and on-going support will be provided. 

Please contact: Joan Goodwin for a job description and application form 01344 429840 or email  

Closing date 13 September 2016                      Interviewing 22 September


UP AND COMING EVENTS


PHOTO COMPETITION 

"Our Parish" Closing date 24th August

Hurry and send your entries to Lynn



LEADING OUR CHURCH INTO GROWTH

A new course has started, a course to explore principles in church growth and to develop a plan to lead our church into growth.  There will be five more meetings for everyone. Nobody expects everybody to have all the answers right now. The course is a process, a journey that we are all taking together. By the end of it, our hope is that our church will have been transformed, so that the desire for growth becomes a natural part of what we do collectively and as individuals.

Meeting Dates - Tuesday after 7.30 pm Eucharist, in the Annexe 

  • 30th August
  • 13th September
  • 27th September

Bat Walk

Thursday 1st September at 20.10 

Do join the Living Churchyard Group for our annual hunt for bats led by John Wenman, local bat specialist.

We start in the car park to see what we can find in the churchyard and then go down to the Mill Pond where other species should be found. 

Wear sturdy footwear and bring a torch. Children must be with a responsible adult. Any queries to Diane Collins, 07563 691127


PILGRIMAGE TO PORTSMOUTH - 3rd September 2016

St Mhomas Portsmouth

THE CATHEDRAL OF ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, PORTSMOUTH

A Cathedral with 900 years of history; its design now mirrors the liturgy of Common Worship. So we can all relate to this. Requested by some earlier pilgrims, the pilgrimage is for everyone. 


Mothers Union Fun Day 24th September 11.30-15.30Saturday 24th September 2016 

 11.30 –3.30

Please join us to celebrate 150 years of Mother's Union in Easthampstead

at St Michael's School field



 


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BRACKNELL FOODBANK

Please bring your contributions and leave them at the back of Church or take them to the Kerith Centre, Church Road, Bracknell, RG12 1EH, Mon-Fri 9.30-5.00 or Sundays 8.30-1.00/5.30-8.00. Or you can leave donations at the collection points at Tesco's in Martins Heron & Warfield, Waitrose in Bracknell and Sainsbury's, Bagshot Road. Thank you to all our generous supporters. Contact  Bracknell Foodbank for more information. 


The Mission of the Parish is to worship God, serve others and make disciples.


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If you wish to make a donation to our Church you can now donate on-line via PayPal, using a credit/debit card or PayPal account. Thank you


PARISH CENTRE HALL - Available for hire

competitive rates - contact the Parish Office for more information.


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