Christmas Crib

 

This years Crib Offering will be sent to the Good Counsel network; a charity which helps, in a practical way, mothers who have been abandoned because of their decision to keep their child.

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Remembrance Sunday

On Remembrance Sunday, 12th November, St Michael’s honoured the War Dead by laying a poppy wreath at the Cenotaph in Shepton Mallet.

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St Michael’s Welcomes Father Bede

Having bid farewell to Fr James Finan, parish priest at St Michael’s since 2012, we welcomed Fr Bede Rowe as he celebrated Mass for us for the first time on 17th September 2017.  He was formally inducted as Parish Priest of St Michael’s and St Mary’s, Glastonbury at a lovely service at St Mary’s on Wednesday 4th October.  

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Great Day at Evercreech Village Show

Many thanks to Charles and Scott for running our Tombola stall at the Village Show in Evercreech on September 2nd. It was a brilliant day and they sold out quickly, raising valuable funds for the parish.

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Alpha Course at St Michael’s

Our ALPHA journey began on 25th September 2017 and on our first evening we welcomed 14 people to the group! Please keep our Alpha Group in your prayers as we walk together each Monday evening for the twelve weeks, hoping to draw closer to Our Lord, and pray that we all ‘may know thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, and follow thee more nearly, day by day’ (in the words of St Richard of Chichester).

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Collett Park Festival

Festival Tombola and Bookstall

On Saturday June 10th St Michael’s enjoyed a very busy day as one of the many charities attending the annual Collett Park Festival in the park next to the church.  This year we ran a giant tombola featuring lucky numbered ‘apples’ to be picked off a tree, all of which won one of the 500 prizes.  Together with our regular bookstall, the event raised valuable funds for the parish.  Huge thanks must go to all who cheerfully manned the stalls or who donated the fantastic prizes.

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Concert Orchestra

Croscombe Village Orchestra (Saturday 20th May 2017)

St Michael’s welcomed Croscombe Village Orchestra for another successful concert. A selection of eighteenth and nineteenth century music delighted a packed church. The programme included a work to demonstrate the newly installed Sweetland organ: Handel’s organ concerto in F with Edward Tambling at the organ. Edward also included a piece by Louis Vierne that was noted for its delicate registration and use of the swell box. Anthony Bevan is to be congratulated on his unfailing ability to conjure such mellifluous sound from our local village orchestra.

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Lent Lunches at St Michael’s

LENT LUNCHES

17 people sat down in the parish room on Monday 6th March to a delicious Lenten Lunch of homemade soup and roll. The menu choice of minted pea or cream of chicken soup will be repeated for the second lent lunch taking place on April 5th.
The proceeds will be shared between parish funds and the Christians Together in Shepton Mallet.

 

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