NEWS FROM THE PARISH
Hopefully you’ve been able to read the vision day summary that was given out last week in the notice sheet, there should be some spare copies in church today. It considers what we are thankful for in the life of our churches, the challenges we face, the things we feel God saying to us and what we are invite to in the future. What is clear is that we need to grow in our own personal faith if there is to be an impact on the community. It is one thing to consider what we may lack ( a broad range of ages in our churches for example) it’s quite another thing to pray and be pro-active in helping address that challenge.
We have a choice in the Christian life as God will not force our hand to decide, how deep we go with him. God always has more for us than we can imagine and it starts with our relationship with him, a living faith. Jesus was asked what were the greatest commandments
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”31 The second is this: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”There is no commandment greater than these.’ Mark 12:30-31 It’s from our relationship with God that action follows, the loving of Sutton and its people. Can we invite you as was mentioned in the paper to devote yourself to things that will grow your faith so you can in turn bless others with it’s life changing and encouraging message. Primarily this will be read not by our words but in what we do to show care and love for others.
With Love and Prayers
Simon and Louise
7 Marks of a Healthy Church
‘Faces the cost of change and growth’
This Sundays Services
9th February 2020 3rd Sunday before Lent
St Michael’s 9.30 a.m. Morning Worship
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Morning Worship
All Saints 1.00 p.m. Baptism
St Nicholas 10.30 a.m. Morning Worship
St Nicholas 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion
Mid Week Communion is held at
All Saints on Wednesday’s 10.00 a.m.
and St Nicholas on Thursday’s 10.00 a.m.
16th February 2020
St Michael’s 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion
All Saints 11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
All Saints 4.00 p.m. Messy Sunday
St Nicholas 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
St Nicholas 1.00 p.m. Baptism
St Nicholas 6.30 p.m. Evensong
Bishop Paul to write to all parishes regarding the Past Case Review
The Church of England and the Diocese of Liverpool are committed to the best possible safeguarding practice. Recent evidence from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse has shown that we need to be extremely diligent in handling allegations to make sure the victim’s voice is heard and acted on. The Past Case Review is one way in which we are doing this.
Bishop Paul will be writing to every parish to set out how we are carrying out the review. He said “The recent, shocking BBC documentary on Bishop Peter Ball is a sobering reminder of the consequences of a failure to take safeguarding seriously. It compels us to work hard to make sure that no victim goes unheard and unsupported. So the Past Cases Review is much more than a tick box exercise.
For this reason we are requiring each parish to examine its records and memories to make sure that there are no past cases where safeguarding fell short or was ignored. Everyone needs to make this review, honestly and very carefully. If nothing emerges in your church, then this will be a relief. But if there is any lingering doubt then it must be brought to light so that we can examine each case carefully, properly and diligently.
This is a very serious matter and an absolute priority; a proper re-examination of the past so that we can be clear and confident about our record in safeguarding as we go into the future. I must therefore require all parishes to address this with the utmost seriousness, and to encourage anyone who may be concerned about past or present abuse to contact our Diocesan Safeguarding Team or use the confidential helpline.
Thank you so much for your co-operation in this.”
Bishop Paul Liverpool
The Diocese of Liverpool is committed to promoting a safer church. Every parish can play its part.
St Nicholas Wed Feb 12th 7 pm
Next Messy Sunday
All Saints Sunday 16th Feb 4 pm
St Nicholas Sunday 23rd February 4.00 p.m.
Commissioning of St Helens Street Pastors,
including our very own Ian and Cathy Knowles,
St Michaels Church Wednesday 19th February 7pm
with joint Holy Communion service at St Nicholas Sunday March 29th
(clocks go forward the night before)!
Presents ‘THE HIDING PLACE’ Oddments Theatre Co
The Corrie Ten Boom Story at St Marks Church, Haydock
On Thursday 27th February 7.00 p.m.
Ticket £10 from St Marks Church Office or pay on the door
‘Time to Remember’
3 pm on March 1st, June 7th and Oct 4th 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.
Used Postage Stamps
Sutton Parish is collecting used postage stamps for charity.
If you would like to donate your, please pass them to the church office in New Street.
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 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.