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other notices 22 April

1. VACANCY: the Vestry has chosen our next Rector. However until procedures have been completed, and the Bishop has issued the Letter of Appointment, the identity of the next incumbent must remain ‘confidential to the Vestry’. Please be patient, resist rumour, speculation and gossip and wait for the formal announcement which we will make as soon as we can. 2. The VESTRY meets on Monday 30th April. Please pass any proposed agenda items to VSEC by the previous Wednesday 25th April. 3. COMMEMORATIVE CHURCH MUGS have been produced to mark the 150th anniversary. They will be for sale after Sunday services, price £8 each. Buy while stocks last! 4. 150th […]

Christian Aid Quiz

Friday 20th April Christian Aid Quiz United Reformed Church 7:30pm Teams of 4 needed, all ages, £10 per team to enter. You can also come as an individual and we will make up teams on the night. Spectators welcome. Please contact 679565

15th April Other Notices

Please note there is NO Sung Evensong at 6.30pm on Sunday 25th April, because of the Helensburgh Oratorio Choir performance of Mendelsohn’s ‘Elijah’ taking place at 7.30pm in the parish church. EVENSONG RESUMES next Sunday and continues to Sunday 24th June. Meeting of the MISSION ACTION PLAN team takes place on Monday 16th April at 7.00pm in the Trinity Chapel. MISSED THE SKIP FILLING last Thursday? Another chance at 2pm on Wednesday 18th April to clear old kitchen units from the rectory. Apres skip at the Henry Bell. This week MU MEETING ON THURSDAY 19th April at 10-00am. The speaker is The Reverend Ivan Draper, from Neurosurgeon to Clergyman. The […]

Other Notices 8 April 2018

  VACANCY: The Vestry will be interviewing 2 candidates to be our next Rector this week. Please remember both the interview team and the candidates in your prayers. SERVERY IN THE UPPER HALL: We have received a very generous anonymous donation towards the project  which is a significant step towards affordability. Please support our fundraising events, ‘Daffodils & woodland walks’ at High Auchensail today and the 150th w/e events 4th,5th,6th May. DAFFODIL AND WOODLANDS WALKS: Michael and Rosemary Wilson have kindly offered to open the grounds of High Auchensail Farm, Cardross from 1300 today. Soup & coffee provided, but bring your own sandwiches or picnic. Donations will be gratefully received in aid […]

Ist April 2018 Other Notices

TEA BAR. The coming week is St Michael’s turn for Tea Bar duty – would helpers please remember to check on the rota. STREETWISE CONCERT PARTY & FINGER BUFFET at Helensburgh URC on Saturday 7th April from 2pm-4pm Revive the memories of your favourite songs old and new. Tickets £6 please call 01436 672352. DAFFODIL AND WOODLANDS WALKS: Michael and Rosemary Wilson have kindly offered to open the grounds of High Auchensail Farm, Cardross from 1300 on Sunday 8th April. Soup & coffee provided, but bring your own sandwiches or picnic. Donations will be gratefully received in aid of the planned servery for the Upper Hall. Parking will be available at […]

Concert

Streetwise Concert Party & finger buffet at Helensburgh URC on Saturday 7th April from 2pm-4pm. Revive the memories of your favourite songs old and new.  Tickets £6 please call 01436 672352.

25th March Other Notices

Please support the ECUMENICAL HOLY WEEK SERVICES at 7.30pm from Holy Monday to Good Friday.  Details are here! We will be DECORATING THE CHURCH FOR EASTER on Saturday 31st March from 9 a.m. We would be grateful for donations of flowers and foliage. If you would like to help please come and join us. Sue Ashby 675541 This year’s BISHOP’s LENT APPEAL is for MND Scotland in memory of our late Diocesan Secretary, Chris Zochowski, who died from Motor Neurone Disease earlier this year. We will hold a Retiring Collection for this on Easter Sunday. There will be a Traidcraft Stall on the 1st of April, Easter Sunday. VACANCY: Positive […]

18th March Other Notices

TEA/COFFEE SERVERY: Please have a look at the Property Manager’s clever design for a tea/coffee servery for the Upper Hall shown on the board at the back of the church. What do you think of it? Let the Vestry have your views, but please note that If we want to make this project happen we will need to find ways of funding it. STALL-IN-THE-HALL: The amount last weeks stall raised was £138-50, a great result, thank you to all who baked, and brought Bric-a-brac. This year’s CHRISM MASS will be held at the Cathedral on Saturday 24th March at 4pm. While the clergy attend to collect fresh consecrated oil and […]

Lent – 10 March

The Anglican Communion’s Fifth Mark of Mission: ‘To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth’ ‘This year we challenge you to give up single-use plastics – to reduce the actions which damage God’s Creation’. On the Calendar  8 March Buy glass and/or stainless steel containers for food storage. Glass works well for freezer storage as well, just ensure you leave room at the top of the jar. 9 March Avoid foil wrapped crisps and chocolates. Some sweet wrappers are now recyclable but don’t forget to check. 10 March Share your leftovers or unwanted food. Reduce waste by joining a food sharing network […]

Photographic Competition

St Michael and All Angels Church Helensburgh 150th Celebration – 6 May 2018 Photographic Competition We need some publicity in the community and possibly further afield to celebrate our anniversary this year. The Vestry have agreed that we should hold a competition to produce the most original and inspiring photograph of our Church. The winning photograph will appear on the website, The Messenger, Event Programmes and Posters. Competition Format The competition is open only to members of the Congregation of St Michael’s. Photographs may be of any aspect of the church that can be readily identified, internal or external. Photographs may be a straightforward print, a montage, or a special […]