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The Threshold Project
Building the West End Extension

Gavin's Story

Gavin Knight
"After moving into the parish I quickly understood that the church needed to open its doors to create a better welcome for everybody.

This would become the main objective for the Threshold Project."

When I first came to St Michael's in 2011, I remember peering through the glass door at the west end of the church and a sense of excitement ran through me.

If I were able to cross the threshold I would be able to experience this beautiful, sacred space. Something wonderful could be achieved here! In my mind, the threshold became the key to the church's future.

If we became dedicated to welcoming others, to allow light and life over the threshold, the church's potential could become realized. I soon came to understand that the church was being asked to enter into a 'threshold ministry'.

The the new extension incorporates a transparent vista, no longer obscuring the activity within.

The new building speaks for us, that we have something to celebrate in our faith and community life. We want the threshold to be crossed by people coming in and people going out.

The Threshold seemed to be an apt name for this new extension, it has a purpose and a mission - reaching out to the people of the community offering healing and wholeness.

Today's Prayers

The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

From the Church of England web site
© The Archbishops' Council

News

BABY & TODDLER

CANCELLED
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STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT

CANCELLED
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SAFARI SUPPER

POSTPONED
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COVID-19 & STM&AA’S PASTORAL RESPONSE

We are putting into place a continuity plan which aims to offer mission and ministry throughout the crisis period.
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THE CAT GROUP

A fellowship group, supporting one another in the faith.
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THE MINISTRY OF HEALING AT ST MICHAEL’S

This ministry will cease during the Coronavirus period.
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GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS AVAILABLE

Please indicate to one of the clergy or a member of the welcome team before the service if you would prefer a gluten-free communion wafer.
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MONTHLY FOODBANK COLLECTION

This is an all-the-year-round collection which is blessed each month at the All Age Eucharist before it is taken to the Community Emergency Foodbank.
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SILVER ECO AWARD RECEIVED

The Eco Team have confirmed our silver award from A Rocha.
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