St Michael's Rocester

church

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

Our Sunday morning service is at 10.30am and has a mix of modern and traditional hymns and songs. Children go out to their groups shortly after the first hymn and return to receive communion (or a blessing). It is usually Holy Communion, except on the third Sunday of each month when we have a Service of the Word. This is intended for all ages with youth and children particularly welcome. It usually has more modern worship songs.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS IN DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS MARKET


ALL SOULS






CAROLS


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Christmas Eve   11.30pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Day  10.00am Holy Communion                                                                          





We have a youth group that meets during the Sunday service.  They recently produced the life of Jesus in art form. The freize was on display in church for a while.  Click here to download a video of it.

We are now working towards being Dementia Friendly. dementia friendly logo



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:

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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