If you're new to St. Michael's, or if this is the first time you've visited the website, we're pleased you've found us! If you’ve been here before, we’re delighted you came back. A heartfelt welcome to you all.
The Church of England supports the Government's approach of continuing to suppress the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recognises that at this time public worship cannot return in the interests of public health and safety.
As a consequence, St. Michael's Church buildings, including Myland Parish Hall and The Community Room, are not open. All services, groups, coffee mornings and other events have been suspended.
But we are still praying and caring, and our staff can be contacted, as follows:
Rev'd Ray Gibbs: 01206 843926
Rev'd John Chandler: 01206 366930
Sarah King, Church Office Administrator: 07518 437488
Lesley Hindle, Churchwarden: 07708 954990
Jill Bollen, Churchwarden: 01206 851434
Church is still happening in different ways: on WhatsApp, Zoom and the telephone, and of course privately in many people's homes.
We also have a weekly newsletter, which can be found by clicking here or by clicking on 'News' at the top of the page. If you would like to receive one of these newsletters directly, please get in touch with Sarah King on the telephone number above.
You may also like to watch the Hayward's Hope in Isolation videos on YouTube.
We recognise that these are uncertain and challenging times for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We pray for those sick with the virus; for the doctors, nurses, health workers and other care givers, and all who support them in their work; and for those who are seeking ways to combat the spread of the virus. We pray too for those impacted in other ways: bereaved; worried about loved ones; frightened and alone at home; or anxious about their jobs and businesses; and for the most vulnerable in our communities and those who care for them.
We are closely following instructions and guidance given to churches by the Church of England and by the UK Government. For more information, please visit the following websites:
For prayer suggestions:
If you'd like to spend time looking around our website, you are very welcome. Please click on the images and links below or use the main menu above to access all areas. We hope you enjoy exploring. However, please bear in mind the Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice above regarding suspension of all services and groups etc.