NEWS FROM THE PARISH
Seated in the choir stalls at All Saint’s last Sunday, I suddenly realised I had relaxed into silence of the mind, while listening to music being played. Silence is used in different ways, for instance on TV when a competition winner is about to be announced. With a tennis player about to serve, everyone is silent so the players can concentrate. Last Sunday again I was brought to appreciate ‘stillness’ before the start of a service, Important when leading or being lead in worship. Silence can also be uncomfortable as I still experience with two children. Even children can appreciate stillness when the moment is natural and not forced. If you are alone during the week it is an opportunity to talk with friends; you have had enough of silence. Today silently focus on the collect, allowing the words to prepare you for worship, of course with inspiring music in the background.
With Love and Prayers
This Sunday’s Services
19th May 2019
5th Sunday of Easter
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St Michaels’s
11.15 a.m. Holy Communion at All Saints
4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Messy Church at St Saints
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion at St Nicholas
1.00 p.m. Baptisms at St Nicholas
6.30 p.m.Evensong at St Nicholas
6.30 p.m. Archdeacons Visitation at St Johns, Ravenhead
Next Sunday’s Services
9.30 a.m. Morning Worship at St Michael’s
11.15 a.m. Holy Communion at All Saints
10.30 a.m. Morning Worship / All Age at St Nicholas
6.30 p.m. Holy Communion at St.Nicholas
What’s on this week
PCC Wednesday 5th June 7.00 p.m. at St Nicholas (meeting room)
‘Intercession Master Class’
For all who currently lead the intercessions in the Sutton Team, and all who might like to do so in the future: there is a Intercession Master Class on either 23rd May 7.30-9 pm (St. Michael’s),
29th May 2-4 pm (All Saints) Please let Louise or Simon know which date you can attend. All members of the prayer team need to attend one or other of the dates.
‘How Does God Guide Us?’
A new Alpha Course starts on Monday 20th May 7.30 p.m. at All Saints.
Invite a friend. All welcome.
Bible Book Club
Meeting on Wednesday 29th May
7.30 p.m. in the Rectory. Read Acts Ch1 – 14 in preparation
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 19th May: Messy Sunday at All Saints 4.00—5.30 p.m. open to all families with children under 11 years.
Sunday 19th May: Archdeacon’s Visitation (Where our new wardens are sworn in), please come and support them. St John’s Ravenhead. 6.30 p.m.
Monday 20th May Messy Planning Meeting 5.15 p.m. at the rectory
Monday 20th May Alpha starts at 7.30 p.m. All Saints. All Welcome
Wednesday 29th May Bible Book Club 7.30 p.m. in the Rectory. Read Acts Ch1 – 14
Friday 7th June 7.30 p.m. St Nicholas Choir is holding a concert ‘Music for a Summer Evening‘ at St Nicholas Church
Sunday 30th June 2019 Mikey, our new curate, will be ordained Deacon at the Cathedral.
Sunday 7th July ‘Bring and Share Lunch’ to welcome our new Curate, Mikey, Laura and the girls. at
St Michael’s at 10.30 a.m.
Sunday 6th October 2019 Bishop Beverley (New Bishop of Warrington) will preach and preside at the joint service at St Michael’s at 10.30 a.m.
Confirmation Service 20th Oct 3 pm at All Saints Church.
Anyone wanting to be confirmed, please put the date in your diary and if you’d like to be confirmed, please contact Simon and Louise.
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. Toddlers 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 email@example.com
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.