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Information for visiting Ministers

by St Michaels admin on January 14th, 2015
St.Michael’s Anglican and Methodist Church
17 Redstone Farm Road Hall Green Birmingham B28 9NU
Information sheet for Ministers
 
Main Sunday Service Time 10.00 a.m
17 Redstone Farm Road
Hall Green Birmingham B28 9NU
Website http://www.stmichaelshallgreen.co.uk
Thank you for being able to lead the worship service at St.Michael’s.
To help you in planning the service, you should find all the information you need below. However if you do have any questions please feel free to ask.

Who we are

St. Michael’s is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) between the Church of England and the Methodist Church. We are proud of both identities and the way we operate as a church is shaped by both traditions.

Parking on Redstone Farm Rd

The congregation

The regular congregation ranges in age from 18 months to late 80s, and includes a number of active retired people. The typical size is around 15 to 19

Bible Readings: St.Michael’s follows the Lectionary for our Sunday Worship. We use the readings set for the day for the principal service.

We usually have the Gospel, and either OT or NT. However two or three readings is also fine. Normally the preacher reads the Gospel although we can arrange for someone else to read it if you would prefer.
A member of the congregation will read the 1st lesson.

Hymns and Music: On most Sundays, Audrey  or Bill play the piano. These are usually taken from Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New.            Please select which hymns you would like.  Thank you.

Prayers of Intercession: We have noticed that Methodist Preachers tend to lead the prayers of intercession, which is great so no one is on the rota to do this. Please ask if you wish one of the congregation to lead the prayers.  There will be prayers from our community prayer board to use.

The Peace: St.Michael’s is a small, prayerful and loyal congregation and as such the Peace is a very important part of our worship as we know each other so well. It can come anywhere in the service but is normally towards the end. Our minister tends to say a suitable introduction that fits the season and then the following:

“The peace of the Lord be always with you and also with you. We offer each other a sign of peace.”

The Church will be open from about 9.25 am, ready for the 10.00 am service. St.Michael’s is a 1970s building; the chairs are arranged in a semicircle.  The microphone is on a stand by the lectern but can also be hand held. Please use this as there is a loop system to help those with hearing aids.

For more information contact the minister in charge on minister@stmichaelshallgreen.co.uk

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