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Ways to Help at St Michael's

The work of St Michael’s is hugely dependent on the work of volunteers in its mission in our community

ST MICHAEL'S FRAMLINGHAM

VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES

We are all given gifts that we can offer as members of Christ’s church (1 Corinthians 12) so if you are interested in any of the areas of work in St Michaels set out below do speak to us and we (Mark, Sandy and Jeremy) will put you in touch with the relevant person for that activity                                                                          

  • Working with children and Young People. Current s activities are:
    • Alive@4 – 3rd Sunday of the month informal service for children and adults          
    • Baby Café – Friday morning get together in church for little ones and parents/carers
    • 8 – 12 Young Peoples Group – monthly Friday evenings
    • Tower Team – teaching session for children during part of 9.30 Parish Eucharist service held in Thamar Room. Usually 3rd/4th/5th Sundays of the month
    • Junior Church - 2nd Sunday of the month – longer session for children in St Michael’s Rooms
    • Hitchams Holy Horrors – After school club at Sir Robert Hitchams Primary School run by St Michael’s. Most weeks during school terms

If you have a passion for other children’s/ youth work we would love to hear about it

 

  • Music in the life of the church
    • Church Choir
    • Musicians especially for 1st Sunday of the month               
    • Children’s singing group

 

  • Contributing to church services:
    • Altar servers and acolytes
    • Church readers and intercessors
    • Bell Ringers
    • Sides people and welcomers

 

  • Caring and supporting ministry:
    • Pastoral visiting including Mills Meadow and Foxearth Nursing Home
    • ‘Prayer’ Ministry – including meeting and praying with any member of the congregation in confidence after the 9.30 service
    • Contributing to our healing ministry

 

  • Practical and creative ministry:
    • Coffee after 9.30 services
    • Assisting with coffee mornings including cake making
    • Flowers in church
    • Knitters and Stitchers – coming together for a chat and knitting or similar project.
    • Church Guiding and welcoming
    • Holy Dusters – church cleaning
    • Foodbank – helping by delivering emergency food parcels
    • Buildings group – church maintenance, some work done  in groups e.g. gutter cleaning, some single person  jobs
    • Administrative work including office type work and distributing church publications
    • Artistic abilities

 

  • Fund raising
    • Friends of St Michaels – fundraising group for repairs and improvements
    • Delhi Brotherhood Society  support  – fundraising for our overseas link 

 

  • Do you have a passion for preaching or evangelism, do you wonder if God is calling you to some sort of ministry not included above or have a gift that we have  not recognised in what we do, please talk with one of us

 

Thank you

Mark Sanders      Sandy Rowles     Jeremy Schofield

Mark Contact details:       Tel 01728 768875              Email revmarksanders@tiscali.co.uk

Parish Office details:          Tel 01728 621255               Email framparish@gmail.com

 

Keeping St Michael’s going and growing

In our services and worship we proclaim a generous God and we give thanks for all He does for us. We try and create a community that lives this out and Jesus asks us to act as salt, yeast and light to the community around us. The church building remains a beacon of God’s love and hope in Framlingham and I hope our shared life and prayers do as well.

This is a message to celebrate all that we share and ask you to consider the part you can play. Please pray for St Michael’s and consider how you can help. The work of St Michael’s is hugely dependent on the work of volunteers in its mission in our community and also in all the activities associated with the upkeep of our beautiful building.  There is a list of the regular activities attached and do get in touch with the named contact if you are willing to help with any – from singing to bell ringing, serving teas to cleaning, serving to reading and, of course in helping to maintain the fabric of the church.

The costs of running St Michael’s, which is a round figure of £100,000 a year seems alarming but through generosity and help we have managed to meet these costs over the last few years. We are almost totally dependent on the voluntary donations from our congregations, visitors and the members of the Friends of St Michael’s.  We would be most grateful if you would be prepared to make a regular financial commitment and below are detsils about the various ways in which you can do this. 

Your help means we are able to continue to meet the costs of St Michael’s mission and charitable work in Framlingham and beyond and to pay our Parish Share in full (this is our contribution to having a Rector and the costs of training and encouraging mission and ministry in England; it also contributes to the cost of providing pensions to all the retired clergy who have served their churches so well in the past).

It would help us to pay for the mission of St Michael’s, our building, we had the heating on throughout last winter which, although not an insignificant cost, made our church much more comfortable for all and we are wanting to do it again this year. Costs of everyday maintenance and insurance continue to rise. In 2019 repairs will be started on the Tower, and we need to check on the roof as water is coming in at one place.

In the year ahead we continue to explore with the Town Council how to use St Michael’s Rooms in the future to serve the whole community. The PCC are working on priorities for enriching our life together.

So thank you for all you do and please consider how you can help

May God bless our work in His name

 

Rector and Churchwardens

 

MONETARY GIFTS

If you are a UK taxpayer ( paying at basic rate a total tax which is as much or more than all your gift aid in that year) please consider Gift Aiding as we can reclaim from the tax man 25% of your donation.

ONE OFF DONATIONS

If you want to make a one-off donation, for example in memory of a loved one or to help with a project, you can do so either by cheque, bank transfer (please ask for the St Michael's bank details), cash or even by text from your mobile. Please gift aid if you are eligible to do so. We do have a form to do this, even after the event. For text giving, you have an option you have the option to Gift Aid your donation when you donate.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER US IN YOUR WILL

It is lovely when someone wishes to continue their support of St Michael's Framlingham after their death and we are most grateful for this kind of support. Please consider this option when making or revising your will

Please contact Mark, Sandy or Jeremy if you would like to discuss ways to donate or contact our Parish Administrator Tel 01728 621255               Email framparish@gmail.com

 

THANK YOU

Thank you

Mark Sanders      Sandy Rowles     Jeremy Schofield

Mark Contact details:       Tel 01728 768875              Email revmarksanders@tiscali.co.uk

Parish Office details:          Tel 01728 621255               Email framparish@gmail.com

 

SAFEGUARDING and GDPR Policies for St Michael's Framlingham

 

GDPR-Privacy-Notice-St-Michaels-Framlingham.pdf

Safeguarding-St-Michaels-Framlingham.pdf