Parish of Dundry

 

St Michael the Archangel

 

Parish Church, Dundry

 

 

   

Rector

The Reverend Charles Roberts, The Rectory, Tunbridge Close, Chew Magna. Tel. 01275 332199

 

Associate Priest

The Reverend Sandra Lovern. Tel: 01275 332 657 (first contact for all matters relating to this church)

 

Readers

Dr Pamela Harman. Tel: 01275 332 291

Mrs Margaret Masding. Tel: 01275 831 870

 

Churchwardens

Mr J LeGrys Tel 0117 964 5730

Mrs J Lyons Tel 0117 964 1338

 

Parish Office

Mrs Pamela Foley (Administrator). Tel: (01275) 331 061

E-Mail: via The Lakeside Group Web site

 

 

Welcome! And the latest news: St Michael's is a little better, but still has a long way to go. We aim to reopen in Spring 2017.

The centre roofs are now repaired,but the rest is still dodgy. We must now wait till September as we cannot disturb our bats during the summer. But we are still church - people, not buildings - and continue to hold the thread of prayer, asking for God’s peace for all who live or visit here.

 

What we need is…

£500,000. We are being brave, repairing roofs and installing facilities (we have none at present!) to give Dundry a church to be proud of into the future. In one year we have raised a staggering £400,000. Thank you for opening your pockets and purses! Please keep on giving! There will be lots of events to take part in, so watch this space for news. We will get there, the church will reopen.

 

How can I give?

On Line: visit: http://www.justgiving.com/stmpccd. And taxpayers can Gift Aid donations, adding 25p from the government for every £1 given, at no cost to you.

By text: you can donate £5 by texting DUND33 £5 to 70070

 

Or Sponsor a Slate for £25 – and tell a friend, too!

Write a message, or draw a picture on a slate to commemorate, to celebrate or just for fun! Book just for you, as a couple or as a family... You can come to the church to sign your slate, which will then go aloft as part of the repairs. Or we can write it for you. All messages (unless you prefer just to have your name recorded) will go into a book to be kept in church. And don't forget to Gift Aid if you can!

 

How to book. Leave your name, telephone number and email address:

We will contact you to arrange payment and give you dates for signing.

 

Regular Sunday Services

We are very grateful to the Royal British Legion for generously giving us a home in the Legion Hall until we can move back into the church, with services as follows:

  10.30am

All Age Worship

1st Sunday of the month

  10.30am

Parish Communion

3rd Sunday of the month

  10.30am

All Age Worship

5th Sunday of the month (when one occurs)

 

Please follow the link to the Lakeside Group for a full list of services at our other churches, and for any changes to mark festivals and special occasions.

 

We are a living church that seeks to build a happy community as we serve God and one another. We live and are guided and inspired by the light and life of Jesus Christ, shaping all we do on his pattern. There is a warm welcome for everyone and all ages at all our services.

 

Prayer

For the time being, please leave your prayer requests on Revd Lovern's phone. A name, and why you want prayer, helps us to pray for you and yours, but if you prefer, your request may be anonymous and non-specific – we will still pray!

 

What are the services like?

Each service lasts about one hour, and we aim to make them accessible and enjoyable. Both Parish Communion and Morning Worship use ‘Common Worship,’ a modern text, as their basis, with a talk (or sermon) in the middle and some good hymns. Our informal Family Service has modern worship songs, accompanied by our excellent choir.

 

St Michael’s Tea Time Mix

For all primary school aged children. Snack, chat and a fun-filled way to learn about God. Parents join us for the last half hour. Remaining dates for this year are 8 Jun and 13 Jul – all Mondays, after school ends at 3.15, at Dundry CEVA Primary School. With thanks to the school for allowing us to use their premises.

 

Filling Station

Everyone welcome to this informal worship, with modern songs, inspirational speakers – and coffee and cakes! And it’s OK to be late, come when you can. Fourth Thursday of each month, 7.30pm at the Old School Room, Chew Magna.

 

For full details of services and events see St Michael’s Parish News (delivered to every house in Dundry, and online at the top of this page), our page at http://www.lakesidegroup.org.uk , the church noticeboard, or ring Revd Lovern / Churchwardens.