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ALL SOULS’ DAY 2020

If you would like a name or names to be included at our Eucharist for All Souls’ at 10.30am on November 2nd, in which we remember in the love of God those who have died, both recently and in the past, please click Contact to send us the name(s), making it clear this is for All Souls’.

Fr. David

In the absence of the weekly news-sheet we are publishing each week
Meditation, biblical and prayer resource and links and Reflections for each Sunday
SEE ALSO OUR NEW SUMMERTIME NEWSLETTER
(use menu bar at bottom of newsletter to turn pages and for full screen view).

Welcome to the parish church of St Michael in Lewes which has been a place of worship and prayer for 800 years. You are invited to look round the church and churchyard which are normally open for prayer and quiet reflection from c10.00am to c5.00pm on Mondays to Saturdays. 

You are also welcome to join us for Mass on Sundays and on some weekdays (for current times see Worship). Concerts and other events are held regularly (see Music and News). Click here for the Event Calendar

St Michael’s is the only remaining church within the walls of the ancient county town of Lewes. It is of historic and architectural interest and has been decorated over the centuries to inspire and uplift all those who visit. It has spectacular views of the castle from the churchyard.

If you would like to make a donation it will help us to maintain this historic building for future generations.

Services update

St Michael’s is now open for services.
The eucharist will be celebrated on Sundays at 10.30 am and on Wednesdays at 12.15 pm.

TEST AND TRACE: We are asked to keep a record of those attending: those who have downloaded the app on their mobile can scan the QR code on the poster which is on the noticeboard on the right inside the glass doors.

The church will remain open for private prayer after the Wednesday eucharist, in the first instance for a couple of hours. At  other times during the day you can gain access to pray in the porch. There you will find prayers and daily readings from the bible and be able to see the interior of the church.

Safety and well-being are paramount, and every precaution required by the Government or recommended by the Church of England is being taken to reduce any risk. Services will as a result be simpler than what we are used to and a detailed list of directions can be found in the summer newsletter. We hope that you will find them reassuring rather than off-putting. It is a matter for individual judgment whether you feel comfortable about attending. We will, however, remember you in our prayer and support you whether you are able to attend or not. This website will continue to post resources and introductions for each Sunday. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible and wish you well.

Here is a link to morning, evening and night prayer from the Church of England which you may like to use each day. https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-dailyprayer

 If you need to be supported practically or pastorally or have any questions please ask Fr. David 01273 478847 or Fr. Paul 07427 939140
If you would like us to pray for you or about something please use the form on this page.

To provide a little solace in these stressful times, we have added a recording of the organ recital by Nicholas Houghton on Sunday 1st March – one in our series of First Sunday Recitals, which will restart when current restrictions are lifted. There is also a recording of an earlier recital on the Music page. Many thanks to Terry Donoghue for the recordings.

SAFEGUARDING
St Michael’s Church follows the policies of the Chichester Diocese and safeguarding of the vulnerable is a sensitive and important issue. All adults who are involved with young people and with vulnerable adults undergo DBS checks and the proper process is followed. However, should you have any concerns please contact Belinda Kirby our appointed Safeguarding Officer or the Parish Priest whose contact details can be found on the Contacts page. Click on the following link to see the Diocese of Chichester safeguarding policy

If you have any further concerns or enquiries about safeguarding matters, click here for links to further resources.