Please note that Parish Office will be closed on Friday 17th November.

Services in November

5 November - 4 before Advent
 8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Matins

10.30 am   Holy Communion

  4.00 pm   Holy Communion

12 November - 3 before Advent

  8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Remembrance Service

  4.00 pm   Commemoration of the Departed

19 November - 2 before Advent
 8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Holy Communion

  4.00 pm   Holy Communion

26 November - Christ the king

  8.15 am   Holy Communion

10.30 am   Baptism service

Midweek Communion services will take place at 11.00 am on 22nd and 29th November in St. Michael's Church Hall.

St Michael’s Church is open for prayer every Wednesday 3.30-4.30 pm.

The November church magazine is available here - right-click and ‘save as’ to download to your computer, phone or tablet.

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

Wednesday Fellowship

On 18th November - Come and enjoy coffee and mince pies at 10.30 am and then Brenda Williams will "Call your Bluff" and the rest will be - 'Pointless'!

Advent Groups - this year's course is called 'So what are you waiting for?' More information about the course is in the church magazine. Sign-up (so that we purchase the booklet for you) is now past, but venues and dates:

Tuesdays at 7.30pm on  28th Nov, 5th, 12th, 19th Dec at -

Bickerstaffe Hall, Hall Lane, Bickerstaffe

Wednesdays at 7.30pm on 29th Nov, 6th, 13th, 20th Dec at -

The Rectory, 10 Church Lane, Aughton

Fridays at 1.30pm on 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd Dec at -

Church Hall, Church Lane, Aughton

Help required at Coffee and Tots on Mondays during term time from 10.00 -11.45 am. If anyone is able to help on an occasional basis please speak to Chris Thomson.

Wednesday Fellowship - on 15th November in the Church Hall - Come and enjoy coffee and mince pies at 10.30 am and then Brenda Williams will "Call your Bluff" and the rest will be - 'Pointless'!

Wednesday Fellowship's Christmas Lunch - 6th December at Tickets are available now priced £6.00 - includes lunch and an afternoon of seasonal entertainment with 'invited guest'. Please bring your own drinks and glasses if you wish.  All members of St. Michael's are welcome to join us.

Men's Breakfast - Bickerstaffe School will be the venue for the next Men's Breakfast on Saturday, 18th November at 9.00 am.  Sign-up sheet at the back of church.

The Social Group's Christmas coach trip to Tatton Hall on Sat 25th November. Adults £23 (coach travel and all gratuities). Several of the rooms will be decorated using the theme "Twelve Days of Christmas" There will also be a craft / gift fair. A £5 non-refundable deposit secures your seat on the coach. Only a few seats left! (Balances would be much appreciated on or before Sunday 19th November please.  Thank you).

Carol Singing  

Everyone is welcome to join with the choir to sing carols for the residents at the following nursing homes:

Monday 11th December at Springfield at 2pm

Tuesday 12th December at Silver Birch at 2pm

Monday 18th December at High Wray at 2pm

Please join us if you can - they would love to see you.

Contributions for the December magazine should be sent to

Jo Housley before 15th November please.

Notices from Churches Together in Ormskirk

Knit and Natter on 23rd November at 2:00pm at Emmanuel.

All angels to Emmanuel for 14th December at 2:00pm when the tags will be attached to them. Distribution is likely to be during the events of 16th December when there will be a live stable near Wetherspoons from 10.00 am - 1.00 pm. It is planned to have animals. Volunteers are needed to be Christmas story characters (costumes will be provided)

An Advent event 10.00pm - 03.00 am near the clock tower. A 'happening' for young people 16+. A sleepout hut without the sleepout - bacon butties, mince pies, hot chocolate etc.  Any money raised will go to homeless charities.

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