IMPORTANT DAYS

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Not many of us may care so much that it’s a new football season but for those of us who meet at the House of Football it’s becoming a little more all-consuming all over again. It can be like this with church life too – our interest and connection ebbing and flowing as time passes by – some of us loving it – being engrossed in it – others less so, less connected. Well, in church terms it definitely feels like the beginning of a new season. My sense is that these are important …

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IMPORTANT DAYS

Hi everyone.
Not many of us may care so much that it’s a new football season but for those of us who meet at the House of Football it’s becoming a little more all-consuming all over again. It can be like this with church life too – our interest and connection ebbing and flowing as time passes by – some of us loving it – being engrossed in it – others less so, less connected. Well, in church terms it definitely feels like the beginning of a new season. My sense is that these are important …

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A NEW SEASON

The summer is almost over… not quite… but we can feel it ebbing away. Autumn is on its way and the nights are getting colder and conversations are beginning about the heating.
We are used to this rhythm of change each year and yet we still in some ways find it hard. Coming to terms with the fact that nothing stays the same for ever is one of life’s hardest tasks. September (my birth month) always brings new beginnings. Every child and young person moves up a year at school or college and everything from new pencil cases to …

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AUGUST RESTORATION

It’s been a beautiful summer weather-wise so far this year and we are all so grateful. August is a different month. It goes a bit quieter here in Twerton. Holidays are good for us. We need them and the kids need them. We may rest, but God doesn’t – his love never fails, never runs out, never runs out on me. He is always working his purposes out for us – working for the good of those who love him. We live in his gift of life. Over the next few weeks a team will be running a family day …

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WELCOME BISHOP PETER

It is great news that our new Bishop Peter Hancock is beginning his new role on Saturday 7th June. Married to Jane we will be welcoming him to the deanery later in the month and we are excited about what they will bring to us as a Church in Bath and Wells. We pray for them both as they settle in to their work and new home.
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JOYFUL SUMMER

All of us long for happiness and joy to touch our lives and go out of our way in search of them. Where will we find this joy? Will anything give us a lasting experience of joy or will we always feel let down? The search for joy is universal and this summer we will be plugging into the joy that is found in Christ. Come and join us as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and take hold of its power and presence for our daily lives today.
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EASTER SERVICES

We can’t do it on our own. That’s why we need EASTER… All of it. Maundy Thursday. Good Friday. Resurrection Sunday. We need it all. And it’s all on offer! Join us as we walk through these stories and get our hearts reborn.
Maundy Thursday – 7.30pm – LAST SUPPER
Good Friday – 2pm – CRUCIFIXION
Easter Morning – 10.30am – EMPTY TOMB
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MAKING THE MOST OF LENT

It’s that time of year once again when we embrace the traditions of LENT. LENT is a period of 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to Easter. It takes us on a journey of reflection and discipline that not only reconnects us to the story of Jesus but also plays a part in forming Jesus’ character in us. Millions of people from around the world participate in it letting God reshape them into his image. Here at St Michael’s we always start LENT in prayer with others from across the city at the Abbey enjoying a pancake together. The next …

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GRACE AND PEACE

Living out of grace and peace
Christmas is one thing, New Year is quite another. Which one do you prefer? This year, with Gus home for Tory’s birthday on a surprise visit, I loved putting up the tree and watching the kids hang their memories and treasures on the tip of the branches. We went to bed late that night but happy. That was the 16th December – still over a week to go – and there was much to do, much to get ready for, much to organise. And on the day itself, for us as a family, with …

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