St Michael's Rocester

church

St. Michael’s is a friendly, lively Anglican church based in the historical village of Rocester.

For details of services, please look at the Welcome page.

Please find the link to the recording of Les Humphries' funeral today 15th March 2021. This link will be for a limited time only.



Craftea

Each Monday afternoon (1.30pm-3pm) a group of ladies meet to chat, have a cuppa and biscuit and do some craft activities.  Each person brings something such as knitting, sewing or other craft.   They create items to be sold for charity, including knitted poppies.

It is a warm, welcoming place and indeed is now registered as a Place of Welcome.  Although current membership is all ladies, men are welcome too.  If you don't fancy knitting or sewing, bring something else - or just sit and natter.

Our ladies have produced a wonderful video to lighten the darkness of a Covid Christmas.  We do hope you enjoy it.  To watch, click here



As our part of supporting the community during this pandemic, we offer prayers for those who mourn and cannot attend a funeral. 



What to expect:

A relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

Songs and hymns that are easy to join in with. 

Down to earth teaching from the bible. 

Fun and safe groups for kids and teenagers. 

A soft play area for babies and toddlers.

A choice of places to start finding out about Jesus. 

Small groups to make new friends. 

Opportunities to get involved in helping others.

We have various social events throughout the year.  

St Michael's church responded to the Coronavirus pandemic by setting up a Volunteer support group.   Initially St Michael's youth group distributed leaflets to every house in the village with the phone number of the Vicarage on. Householders were encouraged to ring that number if they required any help, deliveries from the shop or just a friendly chat and support. Links were also made with the Renew Church in Uttoxeter to donate and receive supplies from their food bank.  Donation boxes are in The Premier, Spar and the Vicarage porch.  JCB then contacted Church Wardens to see if they could help them deliver their meals to the vulnerable, Youth leaders and a few other volunteers from the village joined a WhatsApp group and continue to respond to any calls to the vicarage, doctor’s surgery or shop deliveries, etc.  

JCB meal distribution           Susan with meals       

jcb meals        Liz and susan


We had a fabulous Youth Play during December to remind us of Jesus' birth.  The theme was super heroes - and here they are:

youth play











Our Lent Lunches this year raised £655 which was sent to Interchristian Fellowships' Evangelical Mission to support the work of the Friends' Kamasielo Church and school in Western Kenya.  More details here