St Michael Weekly Notices – Sunday, 2 April 2023

Sunday, 2 April – Palm Sunday

8:30am: Said Eucharist (1970 rite)
10:30am Sung Eucharist (1982 Rite). The service starts with the Palms Ceremony in the Upper Hall – please collect your palm cross before coming into the hall. After the service please join us for refreshments in the Upper Hall [See ‘Stall in the Hall‘ notice below]
10:30am: Young Church

6:30pm: Choral Evensong

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

Tuesday, 4 April – Tuesday in Holy Week

10:30am Said Eucharist (1982 rite) followed by refreshments in the Upper Hall

Thursday, 6 April – Maundy Thursday

7:30pm: Sung Eucharist followed by the Watch – the final part of
the service concludes at 10.00pm. During the Eucharist there will be washing of feet – please come prepared to remove a shoe/sock.

Thursday, 6 April – Coffee Morning

10:30am: the Monthly Coffee Morning will be held at 10:30am at Carol and Nick Parry’s House. Please email for venue information.

Friday, 7 April – Good Friday

2:00pm: Solemn Liturgy. After the service, tea & hot cross buns will be served in the Upper hall.

Also on Good Friday: 10.30am Walk of Witness starting from the Hub (116, East Princes St). The route is as follows: The Hub; Civic Centre; St Joseph’s; HBC; Bethesda; URC; St Michael’s & HPC – this will be followed by refreshments at Helensburgh Baptist Church.

Saturday, 8 April – Holy Saturday | Easter Vigil

Easter Flowers – We will be decorating the church on the morning of Saturday 8th April. If anyone would like to help with the flowers, please let me know. If you can’t help on the day but can donate some flowers/greenery it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Andrea on email

8:00pm: The Easter Vigil service will start outside St Michael’s with the lighting of the Paschal Candle.

Sunday, 9 April – Easter Day

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

Please note that there will be no service on Tuesday 11 April and only one service (10.30am Sung Eucharist) on Sunday 16 April (Low Sunday).

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

Last call for the Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2023

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:

St Michael’s Family Photo Gallery

Sue and James Ashby are trying to update the photo gallery in the Upper Hall. If your photo is not there, or needs updating, please contact us after the 10.30am service on Sundays, or send an email to for their contact information.

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

Zero waste’ involves focusing our efforts on refusing, reducing and reusing things and maximising recycling efforts. Living 100% ‘zero
waste’ is hardly possible, but getting close to it is doable and worthwhile!

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