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and how we can encounter and grow in Him.  



14th August 2022

Preaching Series:
Holidays With God 

Holidays with God

3: Seeing


9.00am 
Holy Communion in Church

Preaching: Rev'd Anne Mitchell
Presiding: Rev'd Anne Mitchell

with breakfast after


10:30am

 Morning All age Service 
with Holy Communion 

Leading: Rev'd Anne MitchellPreaching : Rev'd Pippa Ford
Presiding: Rev'd Pippa Ford
Prayers: Andy Mitchell
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Here is a link to the songs we are using here at St Michaels so you can listen to them and become familiar with them - just scan the photo when on Spotify and it will come up with the playlist!

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8.50am Morning Prayer - Monday to Friday - is paused for August

Visit the Church Calendar on this website for the Zoom link for each dayWe are meeting to pray together every 

Wednesday in August

in Church at 9.00am 


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         Rev'd Pippa Ponders

As a church we are following our holiday preaching series - Resting , Feasting, Seeing, Reading and  Exploring.

Yesterday we looked at the subject of feasting and God’s hospitality to us. We discovered that we are welcomed by God with open arms - think of the story of the Prodigal Son when the father runs out to embrace his wayward son, and he threw a huge feast to celebrate his son’s return. This is the welcome God offers to us each time we turn back to Him, whether we have strayed for a week, a month or even several years.

But once we have received that amazing gift of God’s hospitality, we then have a responsibility to act in a similar way to others. We are to extend the radical hospitality of God to those we meet and also to strangers, including radical forgiveness and an invitation to share in God’s goodness.

We have so much that we can share, our time, our talents, our cooking skills, our gardens and even our homes. This week I will start to host a Ukrainian mother and daughter here at the vicarage – to offer them a safe space where they can rest and recover from the effects of war in their country. I know many in the community in Camberley are also hosting and it is amazing how people have stepped up to help in this way. Whilst hosting is not for everyone, for many varied reasons, we can all get involved in helping those in our community and demonstrate the love of God in action. After all in Hebrews 13: 2 we read “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

Perhaps there is someone nearby to you who is lonely, who needs a hand with their shopping, or who would love to be invited in for a cuppa? During this holiday season let’s be looking out for those whom God is prompting us to show his love and care for.

 

Love Pippa

Rev'd Pippa Ford

Vicar, St Michael’s Camberley.


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Please see the church calendar for Zoom links Button

Livestream

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Upcoming dates for your diary
Holidays With God

Holidays with God

14th August – Seeing

21st August – Reading

28th August - Exploring

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16th August - 7.45pm St Pauls' Camberley - 
Pray for Camberley
Come and join other Christians as we pray for our town
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21st August - 8pm Bat Walk
Come and join us for a walk and a talk about bats in the churchyard with Bernard Baverstock.
Please e-mail Sue Nichols at the Parish Office if you would like a place as these are limited.

Bat walk
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23rd August 2022

11.30am – 2pm

Summer fun @

St Michael’s Church vicarage

for all the family

Bring your own picnic lunch and rug to sit on.

Any questions then please ring the Parish Office: 01276 23602

Fireflies Toddler Group

Starts 8th September in St Michael's Church Hall

Fireflies Group

Any questions then please contact our 

Children and Youth Worker Tori Burness-Smith 

at: tori@stmichaelscamberley.com

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PET SHOW SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2022

Pet show

10am-3pm on the Vicarage Lawn at St Michael’s, Yorktown, Camberley.

Classes for all sorts of animals – both large and small, including cuddly toys, person in best animal costume, and photos of pets if they are too nervous to come 😊

50p per class entry and Judging by local vets and animal enthusiasts

Fun and games of all sorts, cakes, ice creams, drinks + BBQ!

Free prayer also available for owners and pets!

Let’s come together and celebrate how amazing our animal friends are 

And there is a pet blessing service too in church on Sunday 

25th Sept at 3pm!

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Alpha Course starts on Monday 12th September 7.30pm

in St Michael's Church Hall

Alpha

Alpha is a chance to ask questions and explore the Christian faith in a fun, no-pressure environment.

Come and join us......

To register please e-mail:

 office@stmichaelscamberley.com


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Why not join us in the Change the Climate Challenge


Click HERE for a link to the website for more information


Tearfund climate change


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Are you currently exploring or considering ordained ministry in the Church of England then join a vocational retreat at St. Columba’s House, Woking  

14th - 16th October led by The Revd. Haydon Wilcox

 

Contact: admin@stcolumbashouse.org.uk or ring 01483 766498 for more details.


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Mothers Union Meetings:

13th September

11th October

8th November 

 13th December 



Would you like to give to St Michael’s Church?

We would really love you to join with us in supporting our ministry here in Camberley.

At St Michaels we are:

  • A growing community exploring faith and open to all.
  • A church who want to Share God's love in our church and wider community
  • Seeking to bless the community by running and growing our children's and youth work 
  • Developing our wider ministry and exploring fresh ways to connect with our town. 
  • Committed to looking after our beautiful church building as a peace-filled place of prayer and worship for Camberley
  • Supporting mission locally and abroad to help others know God
We are totally reliant on giving to support our work, so thank you for your generosity


Light the Spire


Spire

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Why not Light the Spire to celebrate a Birth, Anniversary, or
a special occasion or in memory of a loved one.

Send a few words which we will put in the weekly newsletter email and also add to our website on the "Light the Spire" page.
www.stmichaelscamberley.com 

For further details contact the office
office@stmichaelscamberley.com

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Covid Guidance in Church 

  
We have a collective responsibility to look after our church family and give people the choice to stay as safe as possible and to be comfortable as they worship at St Michael’s.  
  • Our welcomers will wear masks at the entrance to the Church.
  • We continue to advise all people to hand sanitise on entering and leaving the building.  This is good practice. There are masks available to those who wish to wear one.
  • There are red stickers available to wear for those who would prefer to sit at a distance from others.
  • We will continue to ventilate the worship area (the nave) as best we can during the services.
  • Coffee after the services is available in the hall - but for those who would prefer to stay socially distanced they may prefer not to come to that, or to take their drink out of the hall and to chat socially distanced at the back of church. 
We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe and enabling us all to worship together.  We ask that  we would all act with wisdom and grace, being respectful of each other’s preferences. 

With every blessing
 
Church Wardens and Clergy 
                     

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We invite you to join us for prayer

Keep in touch with God and with each other 

    No-one needs to feel alone or isolated

We meet for prayer by Zoom every weekday morning at 8.50am   weekday daily prayer by zoom

Simple Prayers that we will use  Simple Prayer Download

Email Rev'd Anne for your Prayer Request  

Church of England National Daily Prayer  Church of England Daily prayer

Try Praying


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Parish Office Opening Times: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings 9.30am - 12.30pm

  Phone:  01276 23602 

If you leave a message it will be answered as soon as possible

or Email anytime  office@stmichaelscamberley.com

Sue Nichols - Parish Office Administrator

Funerals, Weddings, Baptisms & all Pastoral needs 

Vicar,  Rev'd Pippa Ford

Phone 07814 847 436


Email Vicar - Rev'd. Pippa Ford


Rev'd Anne Mitchell:    07770848276

Email Rev'd. Anne Mitchell  

Charity Number: 1132852


Safeguarding

The PCC of St Michael's is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community. Particular regard is given to the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We are fully committed to the protocols set by the Diocese. Diocesan Safeguarding Advice is available from:-Jackie Broadfoot on 07918 559387. For further information please see the Diocesan Safeguarding website.

Safeguarding our children and vulnerable adults is very important to us. You can read about our safeguarding policy (including contact details for our Safeguarding Officer) here  

Lone working policy  Click the link

Are you a survivor or victim of church related abuse? Could you help the Diocese of Guildford to learn from the past and protect the future?  Click the link

Our Safeguarding Officer is Hilary Turner, and she can be contacted on 07747301716  and at   hilaryjturner@hotmail.co.uk


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