NEWS FROM THE PARISH
Thank you for your prayers while I have been away in Hyderabad India, with two other ministers from the Diocese. We ran a pastors conference, visited schools and hospitals, stayed with the Bishop of Medak, preached at 200 year old Anglican churches, spoke at the local Diocesan conference, opened a church and even recorded two TV programmes. Throughout my 11 days there, I was struck by the gracious hospitality and humility of our hosts, it was truly inspiring. Being a Christian in India is increasingly a challenging calling, facing persecution and marginalisation. Yet it is in these very places where growth takes place. Persecution, poverty and prayer are often factors in the DNA of the worldwide growth of the church. Many were dismayed by our post Christian secularism that increasingly pervades our culture here. Once upon a time, the west went to the rest with the Gospel, this is increasingly happening in reverse and is a sign of the maturity in foreign churches.
I was struck by how little I know of Christianity in Asia and I need to be better informed. Can I invite you to adopt another country and it’s fellow brothers and sisters in prayer in the future. Our focus must be to the world that God loved so much he sent his son Jesus to save it.
With Love and Prayers
Simon and Louise
This Sundays Services
8th December 2019
Second Sunday of Advent
St Michael’s 9.30 a.m.Holy Communion
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
St Nicholas 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship
St Nicholas 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion
Next Sunday’s Services
St Michael’s 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
All Saints 4.00 p.m. Messy Carols
St Nicholas 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
St Nicholas 6.30 p.m. Evensong
Mid Week Communion
All Saints Wednesday 10.00 a.m.
St Nicholas Thursday 10.00 a.m.
A Big Thank you to all involved in the Christmas Journey this week as we hosted 300 of our local children on a
journey to the first Christmas. It was brilliant and will
return in 2020.
DCC Meetings will be held at
St Michaels Monday 9th 11.00 a.m, St Nicholas Wed 11th 7.00 pm, All Saints Thur 12th 12.00 noon
St Helens Churches Carol Singing
St Mary’s Market Cafe, on Wed 18th Dec 11.00 am-12.00noon,
8th Scout Group Xmas Prize Bingo
13th December In the Scout Den, New Street.
Den Opens 7.00 p.m. Eyes down 7.30 p.m.
Books 50p – Refreshments
Bible Book Club
Dec 18th 7.30 pm at the Rectory
Read Isaiah (the whole of it, or if short of time: read 1.1-2.5; 5.1-6.13; 34.1- 35.10; 40.1-31; 56.1-12; 60.1-22)
and come to discuss it, as we drink mulled wine and eat mince pies
New for 2020
‘Time to Remember’
3 pm on the first Sunday in January, March, June and October at St. Nicholas.
A short reflective time to think about loved ones who have died and to light a candle, hear their names, and to listen to music and readings.
January 18th , 10-1 pm for all three churches of the Sutton Parish at
St. Michael’s Church, Gartons Lane
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.