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LOVERS ARE ALWAYS MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME
An Online Advent Retreat from 30 November – 3 December. More details here

Canon Andrew Wingate‘s talk about the life of Professor Ataullah Siddiqui on the programme ‘Last Word,’ on BBC Radio 4. is now available on the BBC’s iplayer: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000phxt

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.
There is a Thought for 26 November 2020 added to Roger Homan’s section of the Reflections page.
SEE ALSO OUR 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) – but see notice below. Concerts and other events are held regularly (see Music and News). 

Click here for the PARISH DIARY/ 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

Following the announcement of new restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19 our public services are suspended until Wednesday December 2 when they will begin again. You can find contact details below if we can be of any assistance to you. The porch of the church will remain open for prayer if you happen to pass. We wish you God’s love and blessing.
Fr. David
 
God our Father, by whose mercy
the world turns safely into darkness
and returns again to light:
we place in your hands our unfinished tasks,
our unsolved problems, and our unfulfilled hopes,
knowing that only what you bless will prosper.
To your love and protection
we commit each other and all those we love,
knowing that you alone are our sure defender,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Church of South India

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.