NEWS FROM THE PARISH
I’ve just been watching the highlights of the Grand Final at Old Trafford, I was there and thank you Saints for a great evening and season. Their journey began on January 31st, 254 days before the victory over Salford. By any stretch of the imagination a long season, they persevered and played consistently good rugby throughout the 36 weeks. Practice, matches, tactical briefings filled the time and so much more.
I believe there is a Christian parallel here, the need to be faithful in the small things day in and day out. We have been challenged by the Bishop to a rule of life to tell, serve and give, whilst praying, reading and learning. These in themselves aren’t giant leaps forward of faith but each plays its part in the big picture of discipleship and transformation. It takes time! There are no short cuts to being a committed follower of Jesus, he knew when he took on the first disciples, that after three constant years they were still going to be fragile in faith. The gift of the Holy Spirit is from God to inspire, enable and live the life God calls us to. This Sunday afternoon we have nine people from Sutton being confirmed at All Saints, another marker in their journey of faith, what of ours? Lets recognise we’re in this for the long haul and God will be with us. Congratulations to the Saints team, but hold onto the encouragement that God gives us to be more Saintly each day in our walk with God.
With Love and Prayers
Simon and Louise
20th October 2019
18th Sunday after Trinity
St Michael’s 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
All Saints 3.00 p.m. Confirmations with the Rt Revd. John Hayden
St Nicholas 10.30 p.m. Holy Communion and Baptism
St Nicholas 6.30 p.m. Evensong
Next Sunday’s Services
19th Sunday after Trinity
St Michael’s 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
St Nicholas 10.30 a.m. All Age Worship
St Nicholas 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion
Will be held each Tuesday 8.30 a.m. in Mikey’s office (by the Church Office in St Nicholas Church Hall).
Morning prayer, with stories of faith journeys. All Welcome
At St Nicholas Thursday 31st October
6.00 p.m. —7.00 p.m.
We meet at church to light lanterns and take them to the churchyard
All ages welcome, especially good for families that have a connection with the churchyard.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 21st October 7.15 p.m. Deanery Synod to be held at St Lukes.
Thursday 31st October ‘Light Nigh’ at St Nicholas Thursday. An opportunity to bring light to our churchyard for all ages.
Sutton Parish Confirmations
Do come along and support the nine adults and young people from
Sutton Parish who will be confirmed on Sunday 20th October 3.00 p.m.
at All Saints
Leading Intercessions Workshop
Simon and Louise will be running a ‘Leading Intercessions Workshop’
at St Annes, Rainhill on Thursday 24th October at 7.30 p.m.
Bible Book Club
The next Bible Book Club is on the 23rd October at 7.30 p.m. At the Rectory.
We are currently reading the book of 1 Corinthians
Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance
3rd November at 3 p.m. St. Nicholas Church, Sutton
An opportunity to give thanks for the lives of loved ones,and to light a candle in remembrance
RSVP 01744 813841 or call in at the Parish Office on New Street
Regular Weekly Activities
Sunday 9.30 a.m. ‘Sunday Stars’ children’s group during morning service at St. Michael’s (except All Age Service, 1st Sundays)
10.30 a.m. ‘Sunday Club’ children’s group during morning Service at St. Nicholas (except All Age Service 4th Sundays)
2 p.m.-3 p.m. Gentle exercise/ refreshments All Saints
10 a.m. – Craft and Coffee Morning St. Michael’s
12.00 p.m. Luncheon at All Saints (2nd Tuesday in the month)
10 a.m. Communion All Saints
10.45 a.m. Coffee morning All Saints
10.30 a.m. Fit Forever, St. Nicholas Church Hall
8 p.m. Bowling Club, St. Nicholas Church Hall
9 a.m. – 10.15 a.m. Toddlers (Term Time) All Saints
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pram Pushers St. Nicholas, Church Hall
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Craft Morning All Saints
10 a.m. Holy Communion St. Nicholas Church
10.30 a.m. -12 p.m. Coffee Morning St. Nicholas Church Hall
7.30 p.m.- 8.45 p.m. Choir Practice St. Nicholas Church.
Homegroup/ Bible Study Groups ongoing groups, please ask the Clergy/ Ministers for details.
Beavers, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, and Scouts, meet during the week in the Sutton Team Churches/ Halls. For further details please contact Barbara Johnson 01744 24444.
Welcome to Sutton Team Parish website
The website for All Saints, St. Nicholas’ and St. Michael’s & All Angels Churches in Sutton, St. Helen’s.
Here you can find details for all 3 of the churches in the team, our regular activities and information on forthcoming events.
Our contact details as well as the various forms you might need for booking special services can be found here as well.
We hope this site gives you the information you need and we look forward to welcoming you into our churches.
If you have any enquiries we may be able to help with, whether to do with a Wedding, Christening, Services or Spiritual help, then please contact us at our Parish Office.
We will be glad to help you however we can.
All enquiries should be made to the Parish Office, Eaves Lane, Sutton, St. Helens, WA9 3UB.
Office Hours are 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Telephone 01744 813841; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to arrange a funeral for a loved one, then your Funeral Director should make the arrangements on your behalf. They will liaise with our Parish Office regarding costs and availablity of a minister and church.
As Christians we believe in the love of God, shown to all the world through God sending His one and only Son, Jesus, to free us from our sins which have distanced us as a people from God.
Jesus as our Lord and Saviour teaches us that God is very close to us, and wants dwell within our hearts and be part of our everyday lives. God, through His Holy Spirit that is God’s very self, equips us so we can serve Him with joy in this life, and look forward to eternal life through the death and Resurrection of His Son.
If you would like to further your own spiritual journey or learn about the Christian faith, then please contact one of our clergy team through the Parish Office, who will be more than happy to help.