As the nights are now drawingin, we are entering a part of the year when we look back. In particular, in the first couple of weeks in November we remember the Saints (old and new), those of our loved ones who have died, and those who gave their lives in armed conflict. We will mark each of these in Church (see the Angel - left), but you might like to come to our short service in the late afternoon (4pm) of 2nd November when we spend some time remembering our friends and family who have died. For some of us it will be about marking the gaps in our lives that are recent, for others of us it will be about remembering (and recognising that we are remembering) loved ones who died some time ago. You would be very welcome, and, if you know someone who might not want to come on their own, perhaps you could bring them with you?
In Church, and in our own personal reading this year we are "Dwelling in John". Each week we shall be looking closely at a different element of John's Gospel, and supporting this with pictures, poems and other readings. You can follow us every week by following the following this link
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com . 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.