Whilst lots takes place through the week at St. Michael’s, a focus of our life together are our acts of worship. Our main services take place on a Sunday but we also have acts of worship throughout the week.

SUNDAYS

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10am

8am

This is a quiet reflective service of Holy Communion. The service is from Common Worship Order One and doesnt include hymns or music. The service lasts around 45 minutes.

On the 3rd Sunday of the month the service is a BCP Communion Service.

On the 1st Sunday of the month we share breakfast together following the service.

This is a full Communion Service with hymns and a family feel. The service lasts just over an hour. We are currently working to develop more children’s provision as part of this service.

On the 3rd Sunday of the month we hold our monthly ALL IN service where we provide space for people to be more creative in our worship.

On the 4th Sunday of the month we hold our baptism services.

There are refreshments served in the Parish Centre following this service.


MIDWEEK

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Midweek Communion

Morning Prayer

Every Wednesday at 10.30am we hold our midweek communion service. This is a simple quiet service without hymns, and usually lasts about 50 minutes. Refreshments are served in the lounge following this service. On occasion this service will be cancelled due to an evening service taking place during the same week. This is advertised by our weekly notice sheet - St Michaels Today

Each day there is a short service of Morning Prayer that takes place in the Prayer Corner in church. This act of prayer lasts no longer that 30 minutes and is a great way to start the day.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays this takes place at 9am

On Wednesdays, this takes place at 9.30am

You can catch up with Sunday’s sermon by listening to a recording here.

 
 
 
 

The Christian life is about a journey. It’s about a journey of understanding who God is more and more and experiencing his love for us in all sorts of ways. Baptism is the start of this journey. We have put together this short guide to offer you some information about what we believe baptism is and what the process of baptism looks like here at St. Michael’s.

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We understand baptism to be at the heart of our identity as Christians and the foundation of our relationship with God. In baptism, we believe we are made new in Christ and become part of his body, the church. The baptism service reminds us, through baptism, we are ‘children of the same heavenly father.’

Everyone, no matter what their background or past is precious to God, and God only wants the best for us. As a church, we believe this to be so true and important that we are committed to supporting families in all situations and circumstances – baptism is just one of the ways we do this.

Baptisms normallly take place in the 10am Sunday morning service. Provisional dates will be the 4th Sunday of the month or the 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month if there are 5 Sundays in a month. If you would like to discuss a possible future Baptism, in the first instance, please contact us through the usual channels or submit the Enquiries Form below and one of our baptism co-coordinators, either Chris or Sally, will be in touch.

Once we have received contact from you, we will invite you to join us on a Sunday so we can get to meet you and talk you through what happens at a baptism service. On the Sunday before your baptism again we ask you join us so we can run through the service with you. This meeting also gives the parents or candidate an opportunity to ask any questions they wish and to be shown around the Church.

At a baptism promises are made by the candidate or adults, on their behalf, if they are a child. In the case of a child, they would have Godparents. For each child there should be 3 Godparents, each of which will need to have been baptised themselves. If you wish to have someone support your child but they are not baptised or cannot make the service, then they can be sponsors. Normally two of the Godparents are of the same gender as the child.

Baptism services are completely free of charge and we will discuss practicalities in more detail with you as we plan the service together.  A rich source of information on child baptisms (i.e. Christenings), for parents and godparents alike, can be found at the Church of England’s own special Christenings website, whilst further information regarding mature baptisms is available at the Church of England’s main website.

Baptism Enquiry Form

 
 
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Please include your name, the name of the person to be baptised and the best way for us to make contact with you.
 

As the Parish Church of Bramhall, St. Michael’s has played host to numerous family weddings over the last century. Weddings are special occasions for all the family and we love celebrating with them.

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Getting Married at St Michael’s

A wedding at St. Michael’s is act of worship in which two people declare their love and make promises to each other for the rest of their lives. Whilst there are elements of the service that are unchangeable, we always seek to make the service as personal as possible to ensure you never forget the day.

To be married at St. Michael’s you need to have a qualifying connection. These are:

  • You have lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months at some point in your life

  • You were baptised (christened) at St. Michael’s

  • You were confirmed at St. Michael’s

  • One of your parents have lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months

  • One of your parents or grandparents have regularly attended normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months

  • Your parents of grandparents were married in the parish

If you don’t have a connection, you can create a qualifying connection but joining us for worship regularly for 6 months.

Enquiring and What Happens Next

If you are interested in getting married at St. Michael’s get in touch with the Parish Office who will check the diary and take your contact details. A member of clergy will then contact you to arrange a meeting to go through the booking details. This will include checking your nationality as required by UK law. The cost for a wedding changes on an annual basis, we will inform you of the current cost on enquiry.

Reading of Banns

Anyone getting married in the Church of England is required to have their banns read to publicise their intention to be married. If you need your banns reading at St. Michael’s please contact the Parish Office who will take your details and a member of clergy will be in contact to arrange the reading of banns.

What about holding your reception here too?

St Michael’s is able to offer it’s beautifully refurbished Parish Centre as a venue for your reception. We have put together a wedding package for those wishing to hire the site out for their wedding and reception. You can download this here: Wedding Pack Brochure

More Information

For detailed information regarding weddings within the Church of England, please see the official weddings website of the Church of England.

A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping.

Everyone is entitled to a funeral service in their local parish church, regardless of whether they attended church or not. If you have recently been bereaved you are welcome to contact us directly, but a good place to start is to contact a local funeral director. They will then put us in contact with you about organising the service.

When we hear from your funeral director, a member of our clergy team will arrange to come and visit you to plan the funeral. Whilst there are certain elements we have to include in the service, we will seek to shape the service around a family’s wishes and to reflect the life of the person we have gathered to remember.

Our clergy don’t just conduct services at church, they can also conduct funeral services at the crematorium and a natural burial sites.

Another option that is available is a memorial service. This usually takes place following the formal committal service and can even happen on a different day. If this is something you are considering please speak to us and your funeral director about it at the earliest opportunity.