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Harvest Festival 2017

Every year at the beginning of October we celebrate Harvest Festival. It is a time to notice the changing of the seasons as the summer slowly falls away and autumn is ushered in. At our Harvest Festival we thank God for the harvest and for the good food we enjoy. But we do more than that! We recognise that there are many…

A Votive Mass of the Holy Cross with Bishop Matthias

Traditionalist clergy and people gathered at The Ascension, Portsea to meet Bishop Matthias, the bishop of Ho in Ghana. Bishop Matthias encourgaed us by his preaching of the word and called us to give of ourselves in the Lord’s works without counting the cost. After the service Bishop Matthias was presented with an altar copy…

Ghanian Bishop Visits Paulsgrove

Bishop Matthias is the bishop of Ho, a diocese in Ghana. Bishop Matthias visited St Michael’s and brought us greetings from his home church. We were able to encourage one another in the faith and Matthias preached to us with passion about the Epiphany and the gifts that we are called to give to the…

A Generous (if not unusual) Harvest

This year at St Michael’s we decided to "do" harvest differently. Instead of foodstuffs we collected a wide range of toiletries for a number of local charities for the homeless. The church was packed out for this celebration as parishioners joined by the uniformed organisations and other visitors came and played their part. So many…

Pentecost Party 2013

Pentecost Sunday was a day of celebration and fun at St Michael’s as we joined in Bishop Christopher’s initiative for a diocesan wide series of events. St Michael’s has seen a growing number of baptisms over the last two years and so we decided to throw a party for all the baptism children and their families. Bouncy castle, face painting, good food…

Visit Us at the Carnival!

On Saturday 22nd June St Michael’s will join the rest of the community in celebrating the annual carnival event on the green outside our church. There will be a stall on the green informing people about Christenings, Marriages and Funeral services as well as other news about the life of our church. In the church hall and church garden there will be…

The Bishop of Richborough’s Visit

On February 17th we were delighted to welcome Bishop Norman to preside and preach. This was + Norman’s first visit to St Michael’s and we hope to see him again soon. It was good to see so many people in church and + Norman commented on what a prayerful and holy atmosphere St Michael’s has.

New Sunday School Launched

We now have a Sunday School! After many years our Sunday School has been relaunched thanks to a small but growing group of volunteers who want to help the children in our church family to learn more about God, Jesus, the Bible and loving one another. Sunday School begins at 10am. In the summer there will…

New boiler

After a very long time without heating we are delighted to announce that British Gas have installed a new boiler. The PCC is grateful to The Veolia Environmental Trust for their support and sponsorship of this project. The PCC is also grateful to all who have helped to raise funds for this essential work.   **********LATEST NEWS…