St Michael Weekly Notices – Sunday, 19 March 2023

Sunday, 19 March 2023 – Mothering Sunday

08:30 am: Said Eucharist (1970 Rite)

10:30 am: Sung Eucharist (1982 Rite) with refreshments after the service.

05:00 pm: Vespers will be held at St. Joseph’s RC Church. Dom will preach and our two choirs will join together for the service. Vespers is the form of service that was developed into Evensong in the Anglican Communion.

There will be no Compline that evening at St Michael’s.

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 – Feast day of of Thomas Cranmer, Bishop

10:30 am: Said Eucharist (1982 Rite) with refreshments after the service in the Upper Hall

Wednesday, 12 March – Lent Course 2023

7:00 pm: The Lent group meets in the Lower Hall

This year’s topic is ‘Lives to Inspire‘ using online materials produced by the Glasgow Ignatian Spirituality Centre.

Saturday, 25 March – Helensburgh URC Coffee & Cake morning

11 am to 12 noon: Coffee/ Tea, Soup and Crusty Bread. There will be baking goodies and books for sale. We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, 26 March – Fifth Sunday in Lent

8:30am: Said Eucharist (1970 rite)
10:30am Sung Eucharist (1982 Rite) followed by refreshments in the Upper
10:30am: Young Church

Sunday, 26 March 2023 –British Summer Time STARTS

Don’t forget to put your clock one hour ahead before you go to bed on Saturday, 25 March!!

Tuesday, 28 March 2023 – Feast day of Patrick Forbes, Bishop

Today we celebrate the Feast-day of Patrick Forbes, 1635, and the Aberdeen Doctors, Teachers of the Faith

10:30 am: Said Eucharist (1982 rite). Please join us for refreshments in the Upper Hall after the service.

Saturday, 1 April 2023- Diocese Lent Quiet Day

10 am – 1 pm: United Diocesan of Glasgow & Galloway Lent Quiet Day will be held over Zoom. The theme for this year is: “Holding on – a Reflection on the Passion of Christ“. See notice board at the rear of the church or click on the link below for more information

For more information: United Dioceses of Glasgow and Galloway Lent 2023 Quiet Day

Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2023: Away From It All (AFIA)

Away From It All (AFIA) is a Mothers’ Union holiday scheme, primarily funded by MU members, to give the opportunity of a break to those who may be experiencing stress or difficulties in their family life. 

For more information please follow this link:

Sunday, 2 April 2023 – Stall in the Hall

The next Stall in the Hall will be held to raise funds for Gareloch Riding for the Disabled Association. Any support for the baking stall and small tabletop unwanted gifts will be gratefully received.

Please email: if you would like to donate goods

Vale of Leven Hospital Tea Bar

Many people ask about the Tea Bar and how greatly it is missed. Below is a contact if anyone (as individuals), wishes to volunteer.

“It is so worthwhile, and a very enjoyable experience.”

Harry Balch, Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Services, Ward 16, Dykebar Hospital, Grahamston Road, Paisley, PA2 7DE email:

Yoga Classes

Stephen Brandon (07904 087368) is holding yoga classes (£8) on Wednesday mornings/afternoons and Thursday evenings in the Upper Hall. If you are interested, please contact him.

Eco Congregation Thought for the Week

Apparently, the average car emits around 192g of CO 2 for every kilometre driven.

Walk, run(!), cycle or use public transport if you can. But if you have to drive, car share and drive smoothly, keeping your speed down!

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