News and Events

Thy Kingdom Come
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have asked Christians to use the time between Ascension Day and Pentecost to pray for the coming of the Kingdom and the mission of the Church in this country. At St Michael’s we will take part in this initiative by keeping half an hour of silent adoration and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament each weekday at midday. Do come along and take part in this beautiful act of contemplative prayer.

Our New Curate
Philip Kennedy will be moving into the curate’s flat in early June, prior to his ordination on 1st July.  We are preparing a welcome hamper of food and drinks for him; please bring contributions to Church by next week.  And please remember Philip in your prayers as he is remembering us in his.
 
Wednesday 24th May
1.10pm This week’s organ recital is given by Toril Briese from Stockholm, Sweden.  Free admission; retiring collection in aid of St Michael’s Music Trust.  Recitals last approximately 50 minutes.  A full list of recitalists for 2017 is available in a leaflet at the back of the church, and on the ‘Music’ pages of this website.

Thursday 25th May – Ascension Day
12.30pm Low Mass
8.00pm Solemn Mass

Saturday 27th May
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.
 
Sunday 28th May – The Seventh Sunday of Easter
8.00am  Low Mass
9.30am  Family Mass
11.00am  Solemn Mass and Sunday School
We welcome The Ven Chris Skilton, Archdeacon of Croydon, as our preacher.
No Evensong and Benediction. This service is held on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Monday 29th May – Late Spring Bank Holiday
Low Mass will be at 11.00am on Bank Holiday Monday.

Tuesday 30th May – Croydon Citizens GE2017 Assembly
Croydon Citizens is a diverse, non-partisan organisation of faith, education and voluntary civic institutions working together for the common good. On Tuesday 30th May we are invited to join them in putting our concerns on key issues facing communities in Croydon – young people, refugees, housing – to the leading parliamentary candidates for Croydon Central: Gavin Barwell (Conservative) and Sarah Jones (Labour).
6.45pm for 7.00pm – 8.30pm at West Croydon Baptist Church, Whitehorse Road/corner of St. James’s Road, Croydon, CR0 2JH

Wednesday 31st May  – Organ Recital
1.10pm Organ recital by the Oxbridge Organ Duo, Ben Smith and Julian Collings.

Wednesday 31st May  – Seeing and Believing
7.30pm The new session of our Seeing and Believing study course starts on Wednesday 31st May in the hall, when we start to consider the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary as depicted in devotional works of art.  The first week’s theme is ‘The Resurrection’.  All are welcome.

  • 7th June: The Ascension
  • 14th June: The Descent of the Holy Spirit
  • 21st June: The Assumption of Our Lady
  • 28th June: The Coronation of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven

Friday 2nd June  – Quiz Night
7.30pm Quiz Night in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice on Friday 2nd June in the hall.  Tickets (£5) from Janet, Simon or the Churchwardens; team sheets at the back of the church.  Please bring your own alcoholic drinks and food.  Prizes for the raffle will be very welcome.

Saturday 3rd June – Church cleaning
The cleaning team meets on Saturday at 11.45am.  If you are able to give two or three hours of your time to clean, dust and polish, please see Gloria or Ken.
 
Sunday 4th June – Pentecost
8.00am  Low Mass
9.30am  Family Mass
11.00am  Solemn Mass and Sunday School
3.30pm  Choral Evensong and Benediction
Peter Etheridge’s ashes will be interred in the Churchyard after the Solemn Mass.

Regular Giving
We are all urged to commit to an increased level of planned, regular giving to support the fabric and ministry of St Michael’s.  Please consider prayerfully how much you are able to give, and complete one or more of the three forms at the back of the church:

  • Green: pledge the amount you will give regularly, to enable us to plan and budget our finances.
  • Yellow: set up a Standing Order from your bank account. This can also be done on-line. Offering envelopes are still available if you prefer.
  • Blue: if you are a UK taxpayer, increase your donation by 25% (at no extra cost to yourself) by signing a Gift Aid Declaration.

If you need any more information or help with the forms please speak to the Wardens (Ken and Gloria), Treasurer (Kevin) or Gift Aid Secretary (Chris).
 
Confirmation
The Bishop of Fulham will preside at a service of Confirmation on Sunday 19th November.  See Fr Tim if you wish to prepare for this sacrament.
 
Charities
Croydon Refugee Day Centre
Our current nominated charity is the Croydon Refugee Day Centre.  There is a plate at the back of the church for cash donations, and gifts of non-perishable food, or toiletries, can be left in the box by the font. Please give generously.
Leprosy Mission
There is a box at the back of the church for used postage stamps in aid of the Leprosy Mission.