Welcome to the website of St Michael and All Angels Church, Peel Green, a Christian community serving the people of Peel Green and Barton.
We are a Mission Partnership Church with St Mary Magdalene's Church Winton
Details of our regular services can be found here.
Do come along and join us, it would be wonderful to see you.
We welcome you to our web-site where you will be able to see a snap shot of our Christian life together. Standing proudly and very firmly within the Catholic Tradition of the Church of England, we aim to proclaim the love of God to the people that we serve.
We are a modern yet traditional, humorous, supportive and inclusive worshiping community. We offer a warm welcome and all are welcome to encounter the love of God with us. Our worship is modern, un-fussy and lively yet dignified, reverent, biblical and rooted in Christian Tradition.
At the request of the Parochial Church Council and Parish Priest, the Bishop of Manchester has placed us under the pastoral and sacramental care of Rt Revd Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley, the Provincial Episcopal Visitor.
We have excellent facilities including a private car park, an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities within the church, a childrens corner with books games and activities, a library, and a full loop system for people who have difficulty in hearing.
We are a lively congregation of all ages who seek God's will in an evermore complex and challenging world.
We are a very busy congregation and here you will be able to see many of the social as well as spiritual events held here throughout the year as well as details of forthcoming events that happen in Barton and Peel Green and especially at Saint Michael's.
Please check out our menu links for more detail.
“Cast all your anxiety on Him, for He cares for you”.
1 Peter 5: 7
As you will know by now the Archbishops of Canterbury & York along with their fellow Bishops have decided that, as well as public worship being suspended, all church buildings in the Church of England will be closed until further notice. This has been a very difficult decision for them but a necessary one in the current health climate. We, of course, in both our churches will comply with this directive.
I am writing to you to let you know that you are very much in my prayers at this time. Our faith in God is has not changed & though our churches may be closed the life of God’s kingdom cannot be stopped. As the Bishop of Manchester said in his letter, “Over the coming weeks, the Church of England will be very much “open for business” but it will not be “business as usual”. We will pray, and we will serve our communities, loving God and our neighbour...” This will mean that we will need to look at new ways over the coming weeks & possibly months as to how we serve our communities, which have within them some of the most vulnerable to this virus. I want you to know that if I can help in anyway please don’t hesitate to contact me on my mobile number which you’ll find at the bottom of this letter. These are difficult times for everyone but please be assured that the church is there for you not only through prayer but in practical ways, like doing the shopping, or simply speaking on the phone, & by this we can make connections in so many different ways. Please continue to support the Mustard Tree Food Bank which will be needed more than ever in these times & perhaps you could put your weekly donation to one side each week to bring to church when things get back to some sense of normality.
We are quickly approaching Holy Week, the most important & significant week in the Church’s calendar. Palm Sunday is the 5th April & I will be celebrating Mass in Winton Vicarage. Unfortunately I will have to be on my own, as I will be for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil & Easter Sunday again in the Vicarage. This is how it has to be in these difficult times but I would encourage you to pray in your own home when these services take place & in that way we are all joined together during this holy time. The service times are:
Palm Sunday 10.00am
Maundy Thursday 7.00pm
Good Friday 3.00pm
Easter Vigil 7.00pm
Easter Sunday 10.00am
I must stress that you are not being asked to come along as this is not allowed but simply pray at home during these times.
Our Diocesan Bishops have written, “In the coming weeks, matters will continue to change, perhaps in ways we cannot as yet predict. What remains unchanging is God’s unfailing love for us, shown in Jesus Christ, who himself went through the pains of suffering and death for our sake. As St Paul assures us, nothing can separate us from that love. Love God, love one another.”
Thank you as ever for the privilege of serving you & may God bless you in what are very strange days.
Yours in Christ,
Father Ian Hall SSC