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


URGENT

 PCC Foundation Governor for St Michael’s School

Role The Governors provide strategic direction, hold the Headteacher to account and ensure that the budget is well spent.  The committees are Finance and HR; Church School and Community, Curriculum and Effectiveness.  PCC Governors support the school’s Anglican Foundation.

Expectations: attend evening meetings: Full Governing Body (4 p/y); Committee (minimum 3 p/y), undergoing training and visit the school regularly to see and report on it ‘in action’.

Eligibility A member of a church in communion with Churches Together in Britain & Ireland and resident in Easthampstead or Bracknell Parishes or on their Electoral Rolls and associated with or can contribute to the school. 

Application papers are available from the School Office or here

Return to Appointments Committee Marion Gunning and the school by 7 April 2017.

Signed electronic applications and declarations preferred.


Can you help us?  More people needed to open and close St Michael’s Church.

We want to open Church more than just Friday for anyone who wants to come in.  Do you currently hold a church key?  Could you manage a regular weekly slot or  spare a few minutes on a 3-week open/close rota  including a week off). Separate teams on a one-day rota are feasible. 

Timings: Mon - Wed: Open Church 9.00am - Close between 3.30-5.00pm. Thursday: Close Church between 3.30-5.00pm. 

Please speak to the churchwardens if you would like to be considered.  For reasons of security, the churchwardens will maintain the list of all volunteers and all procedures will be fully explained. Thank you


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TAIZE PILGRIMAGE

On 22nd July we are going to be taking a Family Pilgrimage to Taizé in France, this is open to ALL AGES.

Taizé is a unique Christian community near Cluny in central France, founded after the Second World War as a place of reconciliation. It has become a place of particular importance to young people who, every year, come in their thousands from all over Europe and the rest of the world, to stay for varying periods to experience a very special environment.

During the week in Taizé everyone is invited to enter into the rhythm of community life, gathering with the brothers of the community at prayer times, joining with people from other countries for discussions and practical tasks – serving meals, washing up and the like.

Please see David Benskin for more information.


Now available photos of Fr Peter's Desert Island Discs held on Saturday 4th February, Fr Peter's leaving event


“The Link” is changing!

 

Our Parish Magazine is changing format. It is becoming a quarterly magazine with more information, in-depth articles and interviews.

 

We are looking for a group of enthusiastic people who will plan, compile, edit and perhaps even write some of the content.

 

Could this be You?  If so, please contact the Parish Office.


See the latest addition of 

The Link




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. 


Mission Statement 

We are a welcoming community that worships God, serve others and makes new 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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