Services in May

7th May - Easter 4
 8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Morning Prayer (Matins) in Church

10.30 am   Informal Family Service in Church Hall

  4.00 pm   Holy Communion

14th May - Easter 5

  8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Holy Communion

21st May - Easter 6
 8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Parish Praise - Civic Service

  4.00 pm   Holy Communion

28th May - Easter 7

  8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Baptism Service

Midweek Communion this month will be:

on Wednesday 14th (at Lathom Park Chapel - see below) and 31st May at 11 am in the church hall.   

The May church magazine is available here - click to open in a new window, or right-click and ‘save as’ to download to your computer, phone or tablet.

The Bible This Week - for bible notes on this week’s Gospel reading, a reflection on this week’s news, picture pointers and a selection of related prayers.

This Week’s Diary

Monday (8th May)

10.30 am    Coffee and Tots

  6.30 pm    Choir

  7.30 pm    Bell ringing

Thursday (11th May)

  1.30 pm   Bible Study (Church Hall)

Wednesday Communion

We meet on Wednesday 24th May and a soup lunch will follow. On Wednesday 14th June, we will visit Lathom Chapel for Holy Communion, followed by lunch at the Plough. A sign-up sheet will be put at the back of church.

Wednesday Fellowship

On 17th May, our Speaker will be Sarah O' Donaghue, Curate at Christ Church Aughton.  A warm welcome to anyone who would like to join the meeting.

Meetings start at 10.30 am with coffee.

New Shared Ministry Team

The following members of the church have been elected on to the new SMT; Ann Barnes, Helen Brookes, Andrew Housley, Alex McMinn, Pam O'Brien, Janet Smith, Chris Thomson.  Within the next few weeks they will meet and enter into a period of training. Please remember them in your prayers.

St. Michael's School Annual Summer Fair

will be held on Friday 19th May 3:45 - 7:00 pm.

Raffle, Bouncy Castle, Tombola Games, Stalls, Face Painting, BBQ, Donkey Rides, Pimms Tent. Everyone is very welcome to attend our Church School Fair. If you are a baker there is a competition.  Please contact school (423295) if you would like to enter.

Civic Service

There will be a Civic Service here on Sunday 21st May at 10.30am. We will welcome the service members of the Aughton Parish Council as well as the uniformed organisations.

Social Group

Coach Trip - Bodnant Gardens & Llandudno. The coach is now full and a waiting list applies for any cancellations.

Summer Coach Trip

'Lakes' - Wednesday, 5th July

Adults - £24.  To include a late morning cruise from Pooley Bridge in Cumbria across Ullswater to Glenridding and an afternoon at leisure in Bowness on Windermere. Full details in May's magazine. Cost includes full coach travel, ferry fare and all gratuities. A £5 non-refundable deposit secures a seat on the coach. Booking will begin on 14th May.

Almshouse Garden Party

Saturday, 17th June 1.00 - 4.00 pm.

£3 / person - tea / coffee with scone, jam and cream. Good quality Bring and Buy Stall, Cake Stall, Book Stall etc, Children's Tombola, Raffle, Live Music in the Almshouse garden. There will also be an Art Exhibition in the Church Hall. If it rains we shall all be in the Church Hall! All proceeds to St Michael's Church funds. Donations for all the stalls and the Children's Tombola would be appreciated on the day. Tickets are available from us now and on the day. Please come and join us. Trisha Dargan and Sylvia Adams

Dates for your diary

Book Club - 17th May, 8pm in the Derby Arms

Rogation Sunday - 21st May, Rogation service, 3pm at Bickerstaffe Hall

Ascension Day - 25th May, 7.30 pm, Communion service at St Michael’s

Men’s Breakfast - Sat, 27th May, St Michael’s Church Hall

Archdeacon’s Visitation - 1st June, 7.30pm, St Cuthbert’s, Halsall.

Details of all the above in the magazine

Contributions for the weekly notices should be given/sent to Pam O'Brien.