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About St. Michael's Church
St.Michael’s provides ‘all age’ worship either with a Family Service or a Family Eucharist according to the Church of England tradition. Services are held on Sunday mornings at 10.30 a.m. We see ourselves as very much a family centred Church where everyone is welcome and the more modern sytle of our worship reflects this. A high priority of St Michaels Church is to make children feel important and a fundamental part of our Services.
For our young people
A group of parents provide Sunday School activities for three groups of children (under sevens, seven - eleven year olds, and now a group for those over 11 years of age - our young teenagers). Parents with very young children are welcome! We have about two dozen children attend us regularly - a family church indeed!
Children are warmly encouraged to take part in many of the Services, with Christian "Action Songs" and teaching which is often focused towards their involvement.
Music forms a very important part of life at St. Michaels and we use Christian hymns and songs, while our preference is usually for more modern music, old hymns are not forgotten, and we are often accompanied by the Vicar Rev Chris Park (piano or guitar), Tim (guitar) and our wonderful Allyson (vocal!) - often with the teenagers helping out on flutes, oboe, guitar, percussion and violins.
See our Music for worship
page to find out just how wonderful and inspiring our modern Christian music can be. We use a Overhead projector for the words as we prefer looking up when singing instead of looking down into a book - and you have your handsfree!
After our services, we serve hot and cold drinks & biscuits and if the youth are running things, even home made cakes (and more..) - this encourages people to stay behind and to get to know each other better. We welcome many families from surrounding villages who like our family freindly services, but would be also delighted to see more families from Tollerton coming through the door.
We are keen to share our faith in as many ways as we can. In recent times we have run both Alpha and START courses, which aim to introduce the Christian faith to anyone who is interested in discovering more about it. More courses will be run! If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact any of us.
Our Mission Work
We support the charity Compassion in the work they do and many of us sponsor children under their care. In addition, over the years, a number of the church congregation have gone to 3rd world countries such as Ethiopia, Pakistan and Rwanda to assist in mission projects.
And every year, the church tithes its income, supporting a number of Christian Mission-focussed organisations, locally, nationally and internationally.
A Men’s group meets in the Church or at other nearby locations such as local pubs on the second Monday of each month, when we get together to have fun doing a variety of activities, followed by a time sharing our faith over a pint and some food. For further details contact Mr Arthur Harland
We also arrange many events outside of our Services including BBQ's, a Summer trip to Filey and a Conoeing afternoon at Allerton Park. This gives us a change to get to know each other more and encourages us to help form a close Christian based Community.
How is St.Michael’s serving the Community?
+ providing a Christian focus in the village
+ encouraging young children to grow in the Christian faith
+ giving to various needs and charities
+ providing pastoral care and counselling
+ Cell group meetings
As part of our mission activities - we want to spread the word that Jesus loves us to everyone - Tollerton and Alne Churches together organise a "Family Time" Sunday afternoon monthly evnt either in one of the two Churces or in Alne Cricket Club. Everyone is welcome and the emphasis is to make sure all those who come along enjoy themselves. We organise food (normally to a theme according to the time of year), games - especially creative games for familiies, and a faith in the community time. Why not come along? Ther is no charge and you do not have to be a Church member or who attends Church at all in fact. Above all - "Family Time" is meant to be just that - a community event focussed on the family in our Village Communities.
In 1942 the process of funding and building a Mission church in Tollerton was begun by villagers and in September 1955 it was dedicated by the Bishop of Selby. In 1980 the building was refurbished, removing the old coke boiler with new heating, carpet, and furniture built by the then vicar Bill Henderson, timber screens and stone entrance, built by local tradesmen.
The building was then dedicated as St Michael’s Mission Church. Since then, the church has been extended to include two meeting rooms, a kitchen and vestry and meeting area. The church has since served generations of local people and a service celebrating 50 years was held in September 2005.
If you would like to talk to someone about the Christian faith or if you have any problems or concerns you would like to discuss in confidence please contact
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Covering Aldwark, Alne, Flawith, Tholthorpe, Tollerton and Youlton
Parish News June 2013
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Parish News December 2012 / January 2013
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