On Sunday, June 12th we celebrated 90 years of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s life, and 64 years upon the throne, by holding a Royal Celebration Tea which was attended by over 65 paying guests. In addition to enjoying a sumptuous tea, everyone shared their personal reminiscences of the Queen’s life and reign, during which time we enjoyed an extremely informative video photo collage. The Royal Tea was followed by a moving service of celebration in the church.
The tables are laid and a wonderful flower arrangement took pride of place
The guests slowly begin to arrive and take their place at one of the tables
Hats were the order of the day Young and old celebrated together
The church centre quickly filled and joyous conversation filled the room
We were very blessed to be joined by the Mayor of Broxtowe and his wife
Alison provided musical entertainment Wendy introduced proceedings
Paul added his welcome and said grace before a sumptuous tea was served
The children were well catered for, whilst in the kitchen the team worked hard
A panorama view of the Royal Celebration Tea in full flight
Saint Michael’s From Above (June 9th, 2016)
Saint Michael’s taken by Robin Macey who is a local balloonist.
Holiday Club (May 1st-3rd, 2016)
The Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club set out to tell the story of Jesus to the Trainee Guardians in a fun and informative way over three days.
The cars are unloaded and the stage slowly erected by the set-up team.
Numerous boxes of resources are brought in – including the dreaded gunger!!
The daily staff meeting to prepare the full range of drama, fun and activities.
Gill masterminds the registration process and Terry encourages the worship.
George wants to help and attempts to assist Lisa with Sarah’s lunch – Umm!!
Drama!! Sarah is confused and lost in the mist until old Shiner rescues her.
Each day started with worship and a video telling us a story about Jesus.
The Trainee Guardians enjoyed their time doing craft and playing games …
Discussing stories about Jesus and spending time in creative prayer.
For some reason, if the Trainee Guardians listened very carefully and answered all the questions correctly, Lisa and Sarah were given an amazing reward!!
By the end of the Holiday Club, each Trainee Guardian had heard and discussed many of the stories about Jesus in a safe and enjoyable environment.
The Guardians of Ancora will return later in the year at the Light Fantastic party.
Messy Church Worship (May 21st, 2016)
Every song has its own actions Lisa explains the meaning of each song
Silver Surfers 5th Birthday Party (May 12th, 2016)
Surfing as usual prior to the party commencing in earnest
Time to close down the computers and enjoy the delicious spread
The celebratory cake was outstanding Members name badges on the rack
Much fun and fellowship was enjoyed as the celebrations continued apace!
Admission of Churchwardens at Saint Margaret’s, Aspley (May 10th, 2016)
Our newly elected Churchwardens David Jones and Wendy Willan admitted by Archdeacon Sarah Clarke at the annual service on May 10th.
Morning Worship at Saint Michael’s (April and May 2016)
Lisa leads us in a time of communal confession The congregation join in a time of worship
Tony preaching Martin offers his services The PA/AVA team hard as an assistant organist. at work during a service David is unconvinced!!
Setting up for the High Sheriffs Inauguration (April 3rd, 2016)
The altar-table arrangement set the scene for the inauguration
The window flower arrangements Chef Jonathan prepared the banquet
Bramcote CofE Primary School – Easter End of Term Service (April 1st, 2016)
The school gathers for worship Saying “Farewell for now” to Miss Howe
The ‘Viking Song’ was very scarey!! Mrs Meredith told us about the true meaning of Easter.
Easter Day Celebrations (March 27th, 2016)
RESURRECTION!! The cross is adorned with white and the stone has been rolled away!!
Good Friday Reflections (March 25th, 2016)
The morning stage is set People start to arrive for the evening choral event
Maundy Thursday Agape Supper (March 24th, 2016)
The meal was enjoyed in the ‘Refectory’ style, with great food and fellowship
Lisa provided a very thought provoking reflection upon the last supper
Messy Church (March 19th, 2016)
An Easter Garden was created prior to our time of worship and storytelling.
Berega Dinner (March 18th, 2016)
Jonathan, ably assisted by Philip and suitably attired in his new snood, prepare the supper, whilst David and Bronwyn serve the guests in a timely manner.
David and Anne provided a very informative account of life in Berega, and set before us the various needs of the hospital, church and local communities.
Marriage Preparation End of Course Banquet (March 15th, 2016)
The scene is set, the tables are laid and the starters are being prepared.
Twenty eight people sat down to a sumptuous five course meal with wine.
Chef Jonathan serving the salmon course, together with Chief Flower Arranger Hillary displaying details of possible flower arrangements, and Organist David passing on some crucial advice concerning hymns and suitable music for the ceremony.
New Internal Notice Board Installed in the Entrance Vestibule (March 14th, 2016)
The new notice board installed in the entrance vestibule.
The Vicar Engages in a Cost Cutting Exercise (March 14th, 2016)
Rather than purchase new bags for the vacuum cleaner, the Vicar empties the old ones in the bin – a very dirty job, but someone needed to do it!
Youth Confirmation Service (March 5th 2016)
There were 22 young candidates from around Judith with Bishop Paul. the Diocese representing numerous parishes. Education Sunday (February 7th, 2016)
Education Sunday was celebrated by well over 200 individuals, wherein pupils from two of our local primary schools, together with their parents and families, joined the regular congregation, all of whom who were greatly appreciative of the pupils various musical and poetical contributions.
Messy Church (January 23rd, 2016)
Radish planting was a very popular activity as was the time of worship.
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Saint Michael's Church Office Church Street Bramcote NOTTINGHAM NG9 3HD
Ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about any safeguarding issue, please contact: In the Parish of Saint Michael's, Bramcote, The Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Revd Tony Cardwell - (0115) 9473 0137. In the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, The Diocesan Safeguarding Manager, Julian Hodgson - 01636 817200. Out of Hours for Children and Adults throughout Nottinghamshire please contact the central MASH Hub on 0300 500 8080.
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