Amongst all of the stuff that happens over Christmas and the New Year, you can be sure of a welcome at St. Michael's - whether you have crowds of the family around you, or you are on your own. Details of our services are in the Angel and our Christmas Card, both of which can be found from the left hand column of this page. But in particular we would are sure you would enjoy our Carol Service on 21st December (4pm, informal with lots of singing) and our Candlelit Midnight Service on CHristmas Eve (11:30 pm, but you will need to be earlier to find a seat!).
However you spend Christmas, and wherever you are, the clergy and congregation hope that you have a Happy Christmas, and a Peaceful New Year.
St. Michael and All Angels, Altcar is the parish church that serves the communities of Great Altcar, LIttle Atlcar, Altcar Range and Gore Houses. If you want to know if you live in our parish, then go to www.achurchnearyou.com, and type in your postcode.
Many of our regular congregation live elsewhere, and newcomers are always welcome. If you think that transport might be a problem for you, then contact David (email@example.com) and we can see if we can help.
Our main Sunday service is a parish communion at 9:15 am, you can be sure of a warm welcome, and a friendly congregation, and small children are always welcome.
At 4pm on the fourth Sunday of every month we welcome families with small children, who may find the business of getting to church first thing on a Sunday morning a little stressful!
If you are thinking of finding out more about us you can email David Taylor (the assistant priest) on firstname.lastname@example.org . We also publish details of our services here, on the Parish noticeboard in Little Altcar, and on the noticeboard in Church. Altcarstm also has a presence on Flickr.com
A quiet place - you might like to read Win's poem (see the sidebar)
Some people will be able to find the time to come to St. Michael's for a place and time to think and maybe pray. We can't all manage that, for many different reasons. Prayer works everywhere, and at the most unpromising times. If you feel that you want to pray, but can't quite find the words, then you may find some help on this link.
BibleGateway.com provides us with a bible verse for today: If you click on the link it will give you access to a range of on-line bibles.