News and Events

Confessions before Easter
It is a good devotional practice to make your confession before Easter. Fr Tim will be in St George’s Chapel to hear confessions at the following times:

  • Friday 7th April 11.00-11.40am
  • Wednesday 12th April 11.00-11.40am & 7.00- 8.00pm
  • Good Friday 9.00-10.00am

or by appointment.
If you would like to make your confession but aren’t quite sure how to do, please have a word with Fr Tim, who will be very pleased to talk things through with you.

LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER CALENDAR

Low Mass
Low Mass will be celebrated as usual up to Wednesday of Holy Week, but not on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday.  On Easter Monday it will be at 11.00am.

Saturday 25th March – The Annunciation of the Lord
11.00am Mass this Saturday (as on the last Saturday of every month) will be for the intention of Our Lady of Walsingham, preceded at 10.30am by the Rosary.
6.00pm   Choral Evensong and Benediction, sung by Trinity Choristers.  Everyone is welcome to attend this service.

Sunday 26th March – The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering  Sunday)
Please remember that the clocks go forward one hour on Sunday morning.
8.00am  Low Mass
9.30am  Family Mass
11.00am  Solemn Mass and Sunday School
No Evensong and Benediction. This service is held on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Wednesday 29th March
11.45am Stations of the Cross
Please note: there is no ‘Seeing and Believing’ session on Wednesday 29th March.

Friday 31st March
11.45am Stations of the Cross

Saturday 1st April
11.45am-2.00pm Cleaning Team.  Any help is appreciated, if only for 15 minutes!

Sunday 2nd April – The Fifth Sunday in Lent
8.00am  Low Mass
9.30am  Family Mass
11.00am  Solemn Mass and Sunday School
3.30pm  Choral Evensong and Benediction

Wednesday 5th April
11.45am Stations of the Cross
7.30pm In the last of the current series of our ‘Seeing and Believing’ study course on the Mysteries of the Rosary we shall consider ‘The Crucifixion’ as seen through the eyes of artists. 

Thursday 6th April
1.00pm ‘Being Disciples’ study group

Friday 7th April
11.45am Stations of the Cross

Saturday 8th April
11.45am-2.00pm Cleaning Team

Sunday 9th April – Palm Sunday
8.00am  Low Mass
9.30am  Family Mass
11.00am  Solemn Mass and Sunday School
4.00pm  Stainer’s ‘The Crucifixion’ (rehearsal for singers at 2.30pm). A devotional oratorio for choir and congregation.

Wednesday 12th April
11.45am Stations of the Cross

Thursday 13th April – Maundy Thursday
8.00pm  Sung Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Stripping of the Altars and Watch at the Altar of Repose (until midnight)

Friday 14th April – Good Friday
1.30pm  The Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday 15th April – Holy Saturday
9.30am-12noon  Cleaning Team
8.45pm  The Paschal Ceremonies, Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter

Sunday 16th April – Easter Day
8.00am  Low Mass
9.30am  Family Mass
11.00am  Solemn Mass and Sunday School
3.30pm  Choral Evensong and Benediction

Sunday 23rd April  – Annual Parochial Church Meeting
The APCM will be held on Sunday 23rd April, following the 11.00am Mass. Anyone who has joined St Michael’s recently and has not already completed an electoral roll form is urged to do so by 2nd April.

Easter lilies
Easter lilies may be dedicated to the memory of any loved ones, for a donation of £5 per lily.  Please give names and money to Paul Shipley or one of the churchwardens

Quiz Night
A Quiz Night will be held on Friday 28th April.

 Charities
We will have a Retiring Collection for the Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Appeal after Masses up to Easter Day.  The Bishop is raising money for initiatives to support food security and access to water in our partner dioceses in Zimbabwe and also for projects in Southwark Diocese supporting people who are homeless or who suffer from addiction issues.