Scenes from the Mayoral Civic Service for Cllr Stan Heptinstal MBE (Sunday, June 15th, 2014)
The Revd Paul Reynolds (Vicar) welcomed everyone Mayor Stan Heptinstall MBE
Flags and colours are collected from the various uniformed organisations in attendance
The view from the back of church, which was full to overflowing!
The Church Choir sing a special anthem – including Mayor Stan in the Bass Section
In his sermon, the Revd David Edinborough reminded everyone of the need for justice
The Revd Lillian Heptinstall led the prayers, and was joined by the Vicar to pray for Stan
The flags and colours were returned, and the uniformed organisations led the way out
Mayor Stan led the specially invited dignitaries out of church for the civic buffet supper
Flowers from the Mayoral Civic Service (Stan Heptinstal) (Sunday, June 15th, 2014)
Hilary and her team worked extremely hard to provide such a terrific series of displays.
Messy Church (Saturday, June 14th, 2014)
Chris records everyone’s attendance. Michael prepares the refreshments.
Stewart and Tim get ready to make a host of ‘Father’s Day’ key rings.
Hemlock Happening (Saturday, June 7th, 2014)
The balloon inflation team set about preparing over 1000 balloons for distribution
The balloon and literature distribution team set about their task with great enthusiasm
Cafe Bramcote were on hand to prepare and serve over 300 portions of strawberries
The ‘Happy Team’ plan their strategy to defeat ‘Terry the Mood Hoover’ by spreading happiness and joy to everyone at the Hemlock Happening … The free cakes helped!!
The ‘Mood Hoover’ attempted The ‘Mood Hoover’ is spoken to by the Police for being to spoil everyone’s fun. so horribly miserable on such a brilliant occasion.
Fortunately, the ‘Happy Team’ were on hand, assisted by Lisa, George and Georgina.
Mayor Stan arrives at the Hemlock Happening and quickly sets about saying “Hello”
Mayor Stan explains the importance of Saint Michael’s balloons to everyone present
Assorted musicians and exciting games were the order of the day
Helen and Holly Jamison made a flying visit and friendships were quickly re-established
Men’s Fellowship – Classic Car Rally (Monday, April 12th, 2014)
Just a small selection of the wonderful classic vehicles on display during the rally.
Diocesan Confirmation at Southwell Minister (Saturday, April 19th, 2014)
This years 58 candidates came together immediately following the Confirmation Service.
Our three candidates, Jane Graham, Ellie Cooper and James Buckley, are standing in the back row slightly to the right of officiating Assistant Bishop Martyn Jarrett.
Maundy Thursday Meal (Thursday April 17th, 2014)
Prayer Labyrinth (Saturday, April 12th, 2014)
Welcome to the first ever Prayer Labyrinth at Saint Michael’s
The chairs are removed, and the church is reconfigured as a labyrinth
Various prayer ‘stations’ are created where people may meditate and reflect upon God
There were opportunities for quiet reflection using literature and candles
Many people visited the labyrinth throughout the day and were blessed at a result
Lent Course (2014) Session 2 – May your Kingdom come (Thursday, February 13th, 2014) Group discussions on what it means to live as God’s Kingdom people.
Fair Trade Fiesta (Friday, February 28th, 2014)
With the catwalk set in place, the band set the scene for an enjoyable evening.
Following a few numbers on their own, the band are joined by some ‘session’ players.
Some of the younger models take to the catwalk. The outfits are admired by all.
Light relief is supplied by the ‘commentary’ team, and some ‘impartial’ banking advice.
Two of the slightly more ‘mature’ models take to the catwalk showing off their wares.
Wedding dresses from a previous age are on display throughout the evening.
Numerous ‘Fair Trade’ goods were on sale and purchased throughout the evening.
At the end of the evening Toni, our Fair Trade Scheme Co-ordinator, was exhausted but very pleased with everything that had taken place. A GREAT SUCCESS!!
Stewardship Sunday with Dr John Preston (Sunday, February 9th, 2014)
Dr John Preston speaking on God’s abundant generosity and our need to work with him.
Demonstration Evening of Medieval Music (Saturday, February 8th, 2014)
Ray Wiseman and his fellow players demonstrate various medieval instruments. Urgent Repairs to the Men’s Toilets – Part of our buildings development (Friday, February 7th, 2014)
Owing to a series of problems associated with the plumbing contained within the men’s toilets, new waste pipes and flooring have been installed. The picture here shows the toilet without the modesty screens and cubicle, which have now been refitted.
Many thanks to John Hart and Ken Bird for all their hard work in managing this project.
Cafe Bramcote (February) (Tuesday, February 4th, 2014)
A steady stream of visitors came throughout the evening, who enjoyed the various homemade cakes, speciality teas and coffees. The Traidcraft stall was also in action taking orders for Easter Eggs and other goods. A great time was had by all.
Jon and Ash behind the scenes, with a small selection of the various cakes on offer.
Property Cleaning Day (Friday, January 24th, 2014)
A large amount of leaves and unwanted rubbish was cleared away from the grounds, church and church centre. Many thanks to John Hart for coordinating the day.
The Baptism of Luke and AJ Wootton (Sunday, January 5th, 2014)
Revd David Edinborough with the parents and godparents after the service.
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