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Meg Wallace Prints

Limited edition giclee prints of Meg Wallace’s beautiful Crown of Thorns artwork are now available - a fantastic memento of the church spire as restored to gleaming gold. Available for £100 framed or £50 unframed from the West End Gallery at The Cross (cash only) or at the church shop after each morning service (cash or card). Or contact the fundraising team on aspirelinlithgow@gmail.com for further information. All proceeds go to the Project 600 fundraising campaign to eliminate all water-related problems in the church building.

Stump Socks

In Ukraine there are people who are suffering horrendous wounds, including amputation. 

We are collecting knitted, crocheted or sewn stump socks to provide much needed warmth and comfort to those sufferers. If you feel you would like to contribute, the hospitals involved have made 2 requests. 

Various sizes are needed to fit both arms and legs, for below and above knees and elbows and, very importantly, very soft wool as even through medical dressings the stumps are very painful and sensitive.  

Patterns can be found on- line and socks can be left in the designated box behind the shop in St Michael's Parish Church. 

 Also anyone with the odd ball of soft wool they no longer need can leave it in the same place knowing it will be used.


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Annual Congregational Meeting

The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday , 30th June, immediately after Morning Worship.

What Next ?

Following on from our Crown of Thorns fundraising  we are now embarking on a further two initiatives. This article appeared in our community magazine, The Black Bitch.

For further information please have a look at our Aspire Linlithgow page.

Orders of Service


There are no Orders of Service available at present.

Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

Evening Service

The informal and contemporary Evening Service is for anyone - churchgoers or not - who want to find hope, peace and purpose in life. All welcome

Friday Housegroup

The Friday Housegroup meets at 10am .

For further information please contact Barbara Thomson (845705).

 

 

 

The Help Centre

Offers information covering many concerns.  Wondering where to access support for yourself or another?  Tel 842646, or look at www.helpcentre.org.uk

Making Him Known to Others

Positive Pathways - Bereavement Support

This free and confidential support group for the bereaved is facilitated by trained bereavement support listeners and meets on alternate Thursdays, beginning on 14th Sept in The Adam Room, Cross House from 6.30 pm to 8 pm.

You will be warmly welcomed over a cup of tea or coffee and it is not necessary to have a church connection.

For further information call or text Sheila Rae on 07719966273 or email sheila.ruth.rae@gmail.com

Springfield Service

We meet every Sunday in Springfield School at 9.45am

Everyone Welcome !

Seedlings

 Every Thursday   

If you are at home with your wee ones why not come along instead of sitting in on your own.  If you're a Mum, Dad, Granny, Grandpa or babysitter just pop along to the Kirk hall for 10 am. A really warm welcome awaits with songs,crafts, a wee prayer, lots of fun and tea and coffee too. No church connection needed at all. Hope to see you there. No cost.   Please contact the office for further info, Tel: 842188.

Latest Magazine

The latest edition of  Crosswind Magazine is now available to download from the Crosswind page.

Knitting Group

Meets first Monday of every month in Room 1, Cross House, 10.30am for knitting and chat.  All welcome.

 

CDs-Church Service

If you would like to borrow a recording of previous services, you will find CDs at the Church shop. A recording of the sermon is available weekly via podcast here.

Serving Him Together

Faith Impact Forum

Click here for a look at the latest newsletter from the Faith Impact Forum.

If you would like to subscribe to this then click here.

Crossreach

Crossreach News is available here.  More information about Crossreach itself is available on their website.

 

Time of Stillness

Due to the work on the Spire, this will take place at 2pm in The Adam Room until further notice.

Discover what 15 minutes of stillness can do for you.  All welcome.

General Notices

Floral Delights ahead

On Sunday 23 June from 2pm-5pm, Janet and John Carswell will be hosting a Garden Open Day at Jock’s Hill, Philip Avenue, Linlithgow, in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières. Entry: £5. Tea is available (please bring your own mug). Disabled parking only, which is available by prior arrangement on 845698

St Michael’s Stained Glass Windows

Ever wondered about the stained glass windows in St Michael's ?

"The Power of The Spirit" is a 15 min journey through the windows of the Church exploring the colour and purpose of God's creation.

The video is showing in the Sanctuary as part of our Open Church. It is also available to view here 

Open Church Volunteers

Are you interested in history?
Proud of Linlithgow and its heritage?
St Michael's is recruiting new volunteers for Open Church, which keeps the church open for locals and visitors alike throughout the week.
Get in touch at info@stmichaels-parish.org.uk if you could give an hour or two now and then
 

Thursday for Coffee

If you fancy a cuppa and some company, come to Cross House. Tea, coffee and baking for only £1.

Every Thursday at 10am in Room 1.

For further info contact Jill Allatt on 840680

Maintenance of our buildings

With a view to fast tracking maintenance and repair issues to all church properties, an email address, maintenance@stmichaels-parish.org.uk has been set up which will allow elders and members of the congregation to alert the Property Team of any issues requiring attention. A member of the team will monitor this email address from their personal laptop and pass the information to the appropriate team member for action. 

To advise of a repair or maintenance issue, click on the email address and provide the following basic information to action an investigation or repair.

Which building is the issue in?

Where in the building is the problem?

Brief description of the problem.

Reported by and date the issue was discovered.

A reply response will be generated confirming that we are in receipt of the email, which is receiving the attention of the Property Team.

 

 

Giving to St Michael’s

You might be wondering how you can support financially the work of St Michael’s and the wider Church of Scotland.  

Those members who currently give through the Free Will Offering Scheme and who cannot hand in their envelopes might wish to consider one of the following options:

·         You could set up a monthly standing order for regular giving – please contact either Tim Brown on finance@stmichaels-parish.org.uk or Andrew Jones on giving@stmichaels-parish.org.uk and either Tim or Andrew will be able to send you a standing order form and advise on Gift Aid

·         You could make a one-off payment using the Stewardship button below

                                                                                                    

·         You could continue to set aside your weekly gifts and contact your Elder who would be happy to help you.

Gift Aid 

Did you know that the church can claim 25p for every £ given if the donor is a UK taxpayer and signs a Gift Aid declaration? This is true whether payments are made by regular standing order, via freewill envelopes, or by other identifiable means. For more information, or to set up/amend an existing arrangement please contact the Gift Aid Convener in confidence - Andrew Jones – at giving@stmichaels-parish.org.uk or on 01506 840914.

 

 

 

Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protections with regard to how their personal data is used by organisations. 

St.Michael's have adopted the following :

Data Protection Policy

Data Retention Policy

Privacy Notice