St Michael Weekly Notices – 27 November 2022

Sunday, 27 November 2022 – First Sunday of Advent

8:30am: Said Eucharist (1970 rite)
10:30am: Sung Eucharist (1982 Rite) followed by refreshments
10:30am: Young Church
6:30pm: Advent Carol Service

November Nocturns – St Michael’s Ensemble

John Hanks wrote: “I collected £681 from ticket sales and donations, mainly at the door. With the £530 we banked last week that makes £1,211, that I know about. Thanks everyone for helping to make it a great evening, and very many congratulations to the Ensemble, who were terrific.”

Quiet Reflections at High Auchensail, Cardross

10:30am: Monday 28th November, 5th, 12th and 19th December Quiet Reflections on Advent at Rosemary Wilson’s, High Auchensail, (see notice board at back of church)

Tuesday, 29 November 2022 – Feast-day of St Andrew of Scotland

10:30am: Said Eucharist (1982 Rite)  followed by refreshments 

Thursday, 1 December 2022 – Monthly Coffee Morning

10:30: December’s Coffee morning will be held at Mark and Janina Duncan home. For venue details, please email

Saturday, 3 December 2022Nativity on the Square

2-2:30pm: a presentation of the Nativity will take place including a tableau on Colquhoun Sq. All invited. Carol singers are welcome – afterwards, afternoon tea at Helensburgh Baptist Church.

Sunday, 4 December 2022Annual General Meeting

St Michael’s Annual General Meeting will take place after the 10:30 am service

Purpose is to elect Vestry members, Lay Representatives and to receive the Annual Accounts. Agenda and copies of the Trustees’ Annual.

Report & Accounts will be available on the website and at the back of the church by 20 November 2022.

Saturday, 10 December 2022Diocesan Advent Quiet Day

10:00am: Diocesan Advent Quiet Day on Zoom. Please see notice at the back of the church.

Knit a St Michael’s Peace Angel (or two)

Who would like to join Anna in knitting St Michael’s Peace Angels for distribution at Christmas 2022? No need to be a knitting expert, all that’s required is a pair of knitting needles, white double knitting wool and a pattern from Anna.

Crochet Every Day in November Challenge

The Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) have challenged crocheters across the nation (and further away!) to crochet every day in November to raise funds. Aliet Ray has taken up the call to crochet a warm winter cowl. Will you support her by donating a small amount towards her goal of £150.00 and perhaps be the winner of the Colours of Clynder Cowl?

Crochet Every Day website for more information.

Her JustGiving page is: Hooked in Clynder (please do leave your name to go into the draw for the cowl) or contact her on for more information. Or see notice at the back of the church.

Home for a Ukrainian

A Ukrainian lady, 60, is looking for a room under one of the schemes currently available in Scotland fo Ukrainians (give a room, government pays board). This lady, a teacher, is a friend of my daughter-in-law’s family; if you think you might be able to help her, please contact Michael Blake by emailing:

Eco Congregation Thought for the Week

Amidst all the bad news, here is something positive!

It is reported that renewable energy sources met all of the rise in global demand for electricity during the first half of 2022.

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