St Michael Weekly Notices – Sunday, 7 May 2023

Sunday, 7 May 2023 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

10:30: Sung Eucharist (1982 Rite). Please join us for refreshments after the serivce in the Upper Hall.

Today we pray for His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen and senior members of the royal family as they start a new era. Prior to the Blessing at the Sung Eucharist, there will be one verse of the National Anthem.

No Evensong.

Sunday, 7 May 2023 – Concerts at St Michael’s

07:30pm: Telemann Ensemble in St Michael’s Church. Tickets from the social committee.

St Aidan’s Lectures 2023 – The Environmental Crisis and the Church

Please see notices at the back of church with information of the St Aidan’s Lectures 2023The Environmental Crisis and the Church. The lectures are being held on Monday evening 8 May at 7:30pm in person at St Aidan’s, Clarkston or by Zoom. All welcome.

Or for morning information:

Tuesday, 9 May 2023 – Feast-day Julian of Norwich

Feast-day of St Julian of Norwich, Spiritual Writer, c1417.

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

Tuesday, 9 May 2023 – Graham Kinder’s Funeral Service

02:00 pm: Graham Kinder‘s funeral service will be held at St Michael’s

Tuesday, 9 May 2023 – Vestry Meeting

06:30 pm: The Vestry will meet in the Lower Hall.

StM Ramblers

St Michael’s Ramblers weekend to Nethby Bridge

Wednesday 10 to Saturday 13 May: the Rambling Club will take a trip to Nethby Bridge.

Thursday, 11 May 2023 – Maureen McCormick’s Funeral Service

01:00 pm: Maureen McCormick‘s funeral service will be held at St Michael’s

Saturday, 13 May 2023 – Christian Aid Fayre

10am to 12noon: Christian Aid Fayre in the Helensburgh Parish Church’s Main Hall.

Donations for the St Michael’s plant stall would be very welcome. Message John Hanks at if you have any and he will pick up or please bring on the morning of the Fayre.

Sunday, 14 May 2023 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Start of Christian Aid Week

08:30am: Said Eucharist (1970 Rite)

10:30am: Sung Eucharist (1982 Rite). Please join us for refreshments and fellowship after the service in the Upper Hall

06:30pm : Christian Aid Service at St Michael’s. John Hanks has the Delivery Only Envelopes for the usual house-to-house volunteers.

Tuesday, 16 May 2023 – Feast-day St Brendan of Clonfert

Today is the Feast-day of St Brendan of Clonfert (The Navigator), C537.

The Christian Aid Football Tournament takes place today..

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

Event: Mothers Union

Thursday, 18 May 2023 – Mother’s Union Meeting

10:30am: Mothers’ Union meeting in the Lower Hall will be addressed by Sharon Clark on the California Missions.

Thursday, 18 May 2023 – Ascension Day

07:30pm: Ascension Day Sung Eucharist at St Andrew’s, Milngavie.

Saturday, 20 May 2023 – Christian Aid Street Collection

John Hank would be grateful for volunteer collectors for the 1-2pm slot. Please contact him by emailing

Get Ready for St Michael’s Sponsored Swim

The Sponsored Swim will take place in September!

Annual Scottish Pilgrimage

22 – 25 September: Annual Scottish Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. Please contact Alison Gifford: for further information or at the back of the church on the notice board.

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

For almost all his adult life, King Charles III has been quietly campaigning on environmental issues; we should give him credit for being ahead of his time.

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