Services in March

4 March - Lent 3
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am   Matins

10.30 am Family Service in Church Hall

 4.00 pm Holy Communion

11 March - Lent 4 / Mothering Sunday

 8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Mothering Sunday Family Service with Communion

18 March - Lent 5
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Baptism Service

 4.00 pm Holy Communion

25 March - Palm Sunday
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Family Communion

Holy week - Mon, Tue, Wed
11.00 am Holy Communion in the Church Hall

Maundy Thursday

 7.00 pm  Passover meal / Communion

Good Friday

11.00  Good Friday Liturgy of the Word

1 April - Easter Day

 6.00 am  Easter Liturgy and Holy Communion

 8.15 am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.30 am Family Communion

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

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

Click here for Live your faith -  Bible notes on this week’s readings, a picture with questions for reflection, a selection of prayers and a suggestion for living out your faith  - all related to this week’s themes, ready to print out.

Lent Groups continue :

Bickerstaffe Hall (Tuesday at 7.30 pm)

The Rectory (Wednesday at 7.30 pm)
St. Michael's Hall (Friday at 1.30 pm)

Lent reflections at Holy Trinity, Bickerstaffe

As in recent years, there will be a short reflection on Wednesday mornings at 8am followed by breakfast in Bickerstaffe School. All welcome.

Easter Experience - Thursday 22nd March.
The 'Easter Experience' is a series of reflective stations, which tell the unfolding story of Jesus' journey to the cross. Every other year we invite the children from St Michael's school to take part. If would like to help, please speak to Andrew.

Bible Study Group’s last meeting before Easter will be on Thursday, 22nd March at 1.30 pm in the Church Hall.  Do join us if you can.

Wednesday Fellowship will meet again on 21st March for a ‘Silent Auction’. Items for the auction table will be gratefully accepted.  The meeting will begin with coffee at 10.30 am.  Apologies for the change of programme.  The Bring and Share Lunch will now be on 18th April.

The, a Bring and Share Charity Lunch will be on 18th April.  Everyone – family and friends are warmly invited to join in.  Please bring a contribution to the buffet table and a £2 donation. There will be a raffle and all money raised will go to the ‘Most Needed Fund’ at Compassion – releasing children from poverty through education. Lunch will begin at 12 noon.  

Church Cleaning Arrangements this week: due to an event taking place in church there will be no church cleaners required on Thursday, 22nd March.

There will also only be a one-hour slot on Friday 23rd March between 9-10 am to have access to church to clean. Please let Chris know on Monday if this will be a problem.  Thank you.

The Children's Society

Could box holders please bring their boxes into church for emptying any time during March, up to Sunday 25th.

TRAIDCRAFT - spring catalogues are now available in church / hall or please ask for one. Anyone who wants Easter Eggs (in the catalogue) please let us know soon! Jeff and Janet Smith - 422809  /

Folk / Country Music and Song presented by Formby U3A, Saturday, 24th March at 7.30 pm in St. Michael's Church Hall. Tickets: £5.00.   Members of Formby U3A will be presenting a musical evening to suit all age groups. Light refreshments will be served during the interval. Tickets on sale.  All welcome.

'Lakes' Coach Trip - Wednesday, 25th April - Adults - £26.  To include a trip on the Haverthwaite Railway, cruise on Windermere, afternoon in Bowness and all gratuities. A £5 non-refundable deposit is required to book a seat on the coach. Only a few seats left!

Does anyone have a pressure washer that they no longer use and would be willing to donate it for use at the Church Hall? Please contact Colin Bulmer, Hall Caretaker, on 421823 if you can help.  Many thanks.

Date for Your Diary …….

The Friends of St. Michael's invite you to

'An Evening of Swing, Strawberries and Fizz' - Friday, 8th June.

More details / tickets on sale after Easter.

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