8 April - Easter 2
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Family Communion

15 April - Easter 3
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Family Communion

 4.00pm Holy Communion

22 April - Easter 4
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Family Communion

29 April - Easter 5
8.15 am Holy Communion

10.30 am Family Communion

The next midweek Holy Communion service will be at 11.00 am in

St. Michael's Church Hall on Wednesday, 25th April .

St Michael’s Church is open for prayer every Wednesday 3.30-4.30 pm.

The April magazine is available here - right-click and ‘save as’ to download to your computer, phone or tablet.

Click here for Live your faith -  Bible notes on this week’s readings, a picture with questions for reflection, a selection of prayers and a suggestion for living out your faith  - all related to this week’s themes, and all ready to print out.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (aka AGM) is on 26th April. We are looking to appoint a Church Warden to replace Peter Fogden, who has faithfully served for seven years. We also need to recruit four new members to the PCC. If you need information about either of the posts, please speak to Andrew or the Wardens.

AGM Reports - can everyone who submitted a report for last year's AGM please send me a copy of their 2017 report for inclusion in this year's AGM.  Please send by email to or hand me a written copy.  Many thanks to those who have already done so. James Parsons, PCC Secretary.

Church Flowers - with apologies, the date for the flower meeting has changed .It is now on Wednesday 23rd May at 9.45am in the vestry. This is for anyone who would like to be involved in flowers at festival times - Easter, Harvest and Christmas.

Wednesday Fellowship

The Fellowship's next event is as Bring and Share Charity Lunch on 18th April. Everyone - family and friends are warmly invited to join in.  Please bring a contribution to the buffet table and a £2 donation. There will be a raffle and all money raised will go to the 'Most Needed Fund' at Compassion - releasing children from poverty through education. Lunch will begin at 12 noon.  

'Lakes' Coach Trip - Wednesday, 25th April  -  final balances should have been paid now! Copies of the day's itinerary will be provided on receipt. The coach will leave the Church Hall car park promptly at 8.15am travelling directly to Haverthwaite to catch the steam train to Lakeside. We look forward to a wonderful day's outing.

Summer Coach Trip to Trentham Gardens - Wednesday 16th June. Adults £24. A full day’s outing to the beautiful award-winning gardens at Trentham, where there is also an extensive shopping outlet and large garden centre to explore. A £5 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a seat on the coach, Full details are in the Parish Newsletter. Booking begins Sunday 22nd April.

Social Committee meeting, Tuesday 17 April at 10.30 am (51 Delph Park Avenue).

Mo Segar (a member of our 8.15 congregation) will be taking on the Hero Assault Course at Avenham Park in Preston in support of the 'For Ava Foundation', a small charity that supports children, young people & their families who have a cancer diagnosis and/or a condition that requires them to undergo a Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant at two northwest hospitals. If you would like to support Mohan's efforts on 10th June he has a donation page (or he would welcome any donation passed to him).  Go Mo!

Churches Together in Ormskirk have organised a Men's 'Pie & Mash' night on Tuesday 24th April at Dempseys (opp. Wetherspoons). A 7.30pm start - £10 per head - bring your own drinks.  Sign-up sheet at the back of church.

Aughton Music Camp and Family Event, Mon-Tue, 23-24th July. Two days of singing and outdoor activities, based in St Michael’s Church Hall, for 6 to 12 years  old. Come with your youngsters to enjoy a great family atmosphere, make new friends, enjoy a concert, go crazy during the very competitive sports and adventure games, and go home with very tired children! Cost for the two days is £30 per child. An adult need to accompany children. To book contact Paul or Charlotte on 422079 or email There are registration forms at the back of church.

Contributions for these weekly notices should be given/sent to Pam O'Brien.