In the heart of heighington and open to all

You are certain of a warm welcome at St Michael’s. Come

along to one of our services and worship God in a friendly and

inviting atmosphere. We have both Church of England and

Methodist members. The parish also has a second small

church, St Andrew’s, at Bolam. We are proud of our strong links

with Heighington CE Primary School.

If   you   come   to   a   service   at   9.30am   on   a   Sunday   or   at   10am   on   a   Thursday, please   join   us   for   tea   or   coffee   and   biscuits   afterwards,   with   a   pleasant   chat, and also purchase items from the Traidcraft stall or bookshelf.
The   recently    refurbished   church tower    was    originally    a    watch- tower   and   signal   station   —   but now   provides   a   reference   point, representing   peace   of   a   different sort. People    have    worshipped    here for   centuries   –   St   Michael’s   has stood   since   Norman   times   –   and today   Christians   are   working   out what   it   means   to   be   followers   of Jesus    Christ    in    our    own    times too. Our   church   is   the   centre   of   the village,    and    as    a    congregation we   seek   to   be   identified   with   the community    of    which    we    are    a part.
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Rev. Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
Thought for the month – Hope by Rev. Ruth Dawson
 
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The Church of England has prayers in respect of the coronavirus together with prayers and readings for those not able to get to church please use the following link: coronavirus-liturgy-and-prayer-resources
Dear friends, As   I   write   this,   we   are   in   week   10   of   lockdown,   and   the   government   is   making   the first   tentative   steps   towards   easing   us   out   of   the   situation.      Despite   the   challenges that   isolation   presented,   the   nation   has   responded   in   a   positive   way.      Despite   the closure   of   church   buildings,   the   church   itself   has   found   many   ways   to   serve people   support   them   and   to   involve   them   in   worship   and   prayer.      It   has   been   and will   continue   to   be   a   testing   time   for   all   of   us,   possibly   the   biggest   test   we   have faced   since   the   Second   World   War.      Some   people   may   have   found   their   faith tested,   but   remember   what   Christ   told   us:   ‘And   behold,   I   am   with   you   always,   to the end of the age’ ( Matt 28:20 ). Having   so   much   time   on   my   hands   has   enabled   me   to   read,   pray,   and   meditate so   much   more,   and   has   grown   my   relationship   with   God.   I   have   reflected   much   on Psalm   66   verses   8   to   12;   verse   10   reads:   ‘For   you,   O   God,   have   tested   us;   you have   tried   us   as   silver   is   tried’.   Verse   12   reads:   ‘You   let   people   ride   over   heads; we   went   through   fire   and   through;   yet   you   have   brought   us   out   to   a   spacious place’.
What   a   message   of   hope   that   brings   us,   but   it   also   requires   us   to   trust   God,   something   that   is   not   always   easy   for   all   of   us,   especially   at the   moment,   when   some   people   may   feel   even   more   sceptical   about   God.      Rowan   Williams,   former Archbishop   of   Canterbury,   wrote   a delightful   little   book   entitled   ‘Tokens   of Trust’,   and   it   is   one   of   the   books   I   have   reread   during   my   isolation,   and   I   recommend   it   to   you.      In one   of   the   chapters   he   tells   of   a   young   Dutch   Jewess   who   during   the   terrible   period   of   1941   to   1943   and   died   in   the   gas   chambers   of Auschwitz.      She   hadn’t   been   a   pious   or   conventional   person,   but   during   her   imprisonment   she   became   increasingly   conscious   of   God’s hand   on   her   life,   of   the   fact   that   he   lived   and   was   with   her.      Her   conviction   and   faith   despite   her   horrific   experiences   are   like   a   lamp   for me, a source of inspiration and a reminder of the strength a belief in God and his love brings us. We   are   Easter   people,   God   is   with   us   –   we   are   not   alone.      Carry   that   thought   as   we   move   through   this   crisis.         I   hold   you   all   in   thought and prayer. Yours in Christ Ruth Dawson
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Rev. Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
Thought for the month – Hope by Rev. Ruth Dawson
 
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.
The Church of England has prayers in respect of the coronavirus together with prayers and readings for those not able to get to church please use the following link: coronavirus-liturgy-and-prayer-resources
Dear friends, As   I   write   this,   we   are   in   week   10   of   lockdown,   and   the   government   is   making the   first   tentative   steps   towards   easing   us   out   of   the   situation.      Despite   the challenges   that   isolation   presented,   the   nation   has   responded   in   a   positive   way.   Despite   the   closure   of   church   buildings,   the   church   itself   has   found   many   ways to   serve   people   support   them   and   to   involve   them   in   worship   and   prayer.      It   has been   and   will   continue   to   be   a   testing   time   for   all   of   us,   possibly   the   biggest   test we   have   faced   since   the   Second   World   War.      Some   people   may   have   found   their faith   tested,   but   remember   what   Christ   told   us:   ‘And   behold,   I   am   with   you always, to the end of the age’ ( Matt 28:20 ). Having   so   much   time   on   my   hands   has   enabled   me   to   read,   pray,   and   meditate so   much   more,   and   has   grown   my   relationship   with   God.   I   have   reflected   much on   Psalm   66   verses   8   to   12;   verse   10   reads:   ‘For   you,   O   God,   have   tested   us; you   have   tried   us   as   silver   is   tried’.   Verse   12   reads:   ‘You   let   people   ride   over heads;   we   went   through   fire   and   through;   yet   you   have   brought   us   out   to   a spacious place’.
What   a   message   of   hope   that   brings   us,   but   it   also   requires   us   to   trust   God,   something   that   is   not   always   easy   for   all   of   us, especially   at   the   moment,   when   some   people   may   feel   even   more   sceptical   about   God.      Rowan   Williams,   former   Archbishop   of Canterbury,   wrote   a   delightful   little   book   entitled   ‘Tokens   of   Trust’,   and   it   is   one   of   the   books   I   have   reread   during   my   isolation,   and   I recommend   it   to   you.      In   one   of   the   chapters   he   tells   of   a   young   Dutch   Jewess   who   during   the   terrible   period   of   1941   to   1943   and died   in   the   gas   chambers   of Auschwitz.      She   hadn’t   been   a   pious   or   conventional   person,   but   during   her   imprisonment   she   became increasingly   conscious   of   God’s   hand   on   her   life,   of   the   fact   that   he   lived   and   was   with   her.      Her   conviction   and   faith   despite   her horrific   experiences   are   like   a   lamp   for   me,   a   source   of   inspiration   and   a   reminder   of   the   strength   a   belief   in   God   and   his   love   brings us. We   are   Easter   people,   God   is   with   us   –   we   are   not   alone.      Carry   that   thought   as   we   move   through   this   crisis.         I   hold   you   all   in thought and prayer. Yours in Christ Ruth Dawson
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Rev. Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
Thought for the month – Hope by Rev. Ruth Dawson
 
.
.
The Church of England has prayers in respect of the coronavirus together with prayers and readings for those not able to get to church please use the following link: coronavirus-liturgy-and-prayer-resources
Dear friends, As   I   write   this,   we   are   in   week   10   of   lockdown,   and   the   government   is   making   the first   tentative   steps   towards   easing   us   out   of   the   situation.      Despite   the   challenges that   isolation   presented,   the   nation   has   responded   in   a   positive   way.      Despite   the closure   of   church   buildings,   the   church   itself   has   found   many   ways   to   serve   people support   them   and   to   involve   them   in   worship   and   prayer.      It   has   been   and   will continue   to   be   a   testing   time   for   all   of   us,   possibly   the   biggest   test   we   have   faced since   the   Second   World   War.      Some   people   may   have   found   their   faith   tested,   but remember   what   Christ   told   us:   ‘And   behold,   I   am   with   you   always,   to   the   end   of   the age’ ( Matt 28:20 ). Having   so   much   time   on   my   hands   has   enabled   me   to   read,   pray,   and   meditate   so much   more,   and   has   grown   my   relationship   with   God.   I   have   reflected   much   on Psalm   66   verses   8   to   12;   verse   10   reads:   ‘For   you,   O   God,   have   tested   us;   you have   tried   us   as   silver   is   tried’.   Verse   12   reads:   ‘You   let   people   ride   over   heads;   we went through fire and through; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place’.
What   a   message   of   hope   that   brings   us,   but   it   also   requires   us   to   trust   God,   something   that   is   not   always   easy   for   all   of   us,   especially at   the   moment,   when   some   people   may   feel   even   more   sceptical   about   God.      Rowan   Williams,   former   Archbishop   of   Canterbury, wrote   a   delightful   little   book   entitled   ‘Tokens   of Trust’,   and   it   is   one   of   the   books   I   have   reread   during   my   isolation,   and   I   recommend   to   you.      In   one   of   the   chapters   he   tells   of   a   young   Dutch   Jewess   who   during   the   terrible   period   of   1941   to   1943   and   died   in   the   gas chambers   of   Auschwitz.      She   hadn’t   been   a   pious   or   conventional   person,   but   during   her   imprisonment   she   became   increasingly conscious   of   God’s   hand   on   her   life,   of   the   fact   that   he   lived   and   was   with   her.      Her   conviction   and   faith   despite   her   horrific experiences are like a lamp for me, a source of inspiration and a reminder of the strength a belief in God and his love brings us. We   are   Easter   people,   God   is   with   us   –   we   are   not   alone.      Carry   that   thought   as   we   move   through   this   crisis.         I   hold   you   all   in   thought and prayer. Yours in Christ Ruth Dawson
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Rev. Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
Thought for the month – Hope by Rev. Ruth Dawson
.
.
The Church of England has prayers in respect of the coronavirus together with prayers and readings for those not able to get to church please use the following link: coronavirus-liturgy-and-prayer-resources
Dear friends, As   I   write   this,   we   are   in   week   10   of   lockdown,   and   the   government   first   tentative   steps   towards   easing   us   out   of   the   situation.   that   isolation   presented,   the   nation   has   responded   in   a   positive   closure   of   church   buildings,   the   church   itself   has   found   many   support   them   and   to   involve   them   in   worship   and   prayer.   continue   to   be   a   testing   time   for   all   of   us,   possibly   the   biggest   since   the   Second   World   War.      Some   people   may   have   found   remember   what   Christ   told   us:   ‘And   behold,   I   am   with   you   age’ ( Matt 28:20 ). Having   so   much   time   on   my   hands   has   enabled   me   to   read,   much   more,   and   has   grown   my   relationship   with   God.   I   Psalm   66   verses   8   to   12;   verse   10   reads:   ‘For   you,   O   God,   tried   us   as   silver   is   tried’.   Verse   12   reads:   ‘You   let   people   ride   through fire and through; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place’.
What   a   message   of   hope   that   brings   us,   but   it   also   requires   us   to   trust   God,   something   that   is   not   always   especially   at   the   moment,   when   some   people   may   feel   even   more   sceptical   about   God.      Rowan   Williams,   Canterbury,   wrote   a   delightful   little   book   entitled   ‘Tokens   of   Trust’,   and   it   is   one   of   the   books   I   have   reread   I   recommend   it   to   you.      In   one   of   the   chapters   he   tells   of   a   young   Dutch   Jewess   who   during   the   terrible   period   died   in   the   gas   chambers   of   Auschwitz.      She   hadn’t   been   a   pious   or   conventional   person,   but   during   became   increasingly   conscious   of   God’s   hand   on   her   life,   of   the   fact   that   he   lived   and   was   with   her.   despite   her   horrific   experiences   are   like   a   lamp   for   me,   a   source   of   inspiration   and   a   reminder   of   the   strength   his love brings us. We   are   Easter   people,   God   is   with   us   –   we   are   not   alone.      Carry   that   thought   as   we   move   through   this   thought and prayer. Yours in Christ Ruth Dawson
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Rev. Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
Thought for the month – Hope by Rev. Ruth Dawson
 
.
.
The Church of England has prayers in respect of the coronavirus together with prayers and readings for those not able to get to church please use the following link: coronavirus-liturgy-and-prayer-resources
Dear friends, As   I   write   this,   we   are   in   week   10   of   lockdown,   first   tentative   steps   towards   easing   us   out   of   the   that   isolation   presented,   the   nation   has   responded   closure   of   church   buildings,   the   church   itself   people   support   them   and   to   involve   them   in   worship   will   continue   to   be   a   testing   time   for   all   of   us,   faced   since   the   Second   World   War.      Some   people   tested,   but   remember   what   Christ   told   us:   ‘And   the end of the age’ ( Matt 28:20 ). Having   so   much   time   on   my   hands   has   enabled   much   more,   and   has   grown   my   relationship   with   Psalm   66   verses   8   to   12;   verse   10   reads:   ‘For   have   tried   us   as   silver   is   tried’.   Verse   12   reads:   we   went   through   fire   and   through;   yet   you   have   place’.
What   a   message   of   hope   that   brings   us,   but   it   also   requires   us   to   trust   God,   something   that   especially   at   the   moment,   when   some   people   may   feel   even   more   sceptical   about   God.      Rowan   Canterbury,   wrote   a   delightful   little   book   entitled   ‘Tokens   of Trust’,   and   it   is   one   of   the   books   I   have   recommend   it   to   you.      In   one   of   the   chapters   he   tells   of   a   young   Dutch   Jewess   who   during   the   died   in   the   gas   chambers   of Auschwitz.      She   hadn’t   been   a   pious   or   conventional   person,   but   during   increasingly   conscious   of   God’s   hand   on   her   life,   of   the   fact   that   he   lived   and   was   with   her.      Her   horrific   experiences   are   like   a   lamp   for   me,   a   source   of   inspiration   and   a   reminder   of   the   strength   brings us. We   are   Easter   people,   God   is   with   us   –   we   are   not   alone.      Carry   that   thought   as   we   move   through   thought and prayer. Yours in Christ Ruth Dawson
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Rev. Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
Thought for the month – Hope by Rev. Ruth Dawson
 
.
.
The Church of England has prayers in respect of the coronavirus together with prayers and readings for those not able to get to church please use the following link: coronavirus-liturgy-and-prayer-resources
Dear friends, As   I   write   this,   we   are   in   week   10   of   lockdown,   and   the   government   is   making   first   tentative   steps   towards   easing   us   out   of   the   situation.      Despite   the   challenges that   isolation   presented,   the   nation   has   responded   in   a   positive   way.      Despite   closure   of   church   buildings,   the   church   itself   has   found   many   ways   people   support   them   and   to   involve   them   in   worship   and   prayer.      It   has   been   will   continue   to   be   a   testing   time   for   all   of   us,   possibly   the   biggest   test   faced   since   the   Second   World   War.      Some   people   may   have   found   their   tested,   but   remember   what   Christ   told   us:   ‘And   behold,   I   am   with   you   always,   the end of the age’ ( Matt 28:20 ). Having   so   much   time   on   my   hands   has   enabled   me   to   read,   pray,   and   so   much   more,   and   has   grown   my   relationship   with   God.   I   have   reflected   Psalm   66   verses   8   to   12;   verse   10   reads:   ‘For   you,   O   God,   have   tested   have   tried   us   as   silver   is   tried’.   Verse   12   reads:   ‘You   let   people   ride   over   we   went   through   fire   and   through;   yet   you   have   brought   us   out   to   a   spacious place’.
What   a   message   of   hope   that   brings   us,   but   it   also   requires   us   to   trust   God,   something   that   is   not   always   easy   for   all   of   us,   especially   the   moment,   when   some   people   may   feel   even   more   sceptical   about   God.      Rowan   Williams,   former Archbishop   of   Canterbury,   delightful   little   book   entitled   ‘Tokens   of Trust’,   and   it   is   one   of   the   books   I   have   reread   during   my   isolation,   and   I   recommend   it   to   one   of   the   chapters   he   tells   of   a   young   Dutch   Jewess   who   during   the   terrible   period   of   1941   to   1943   and   died   in   the   gas   chambers   Auschwitz.      She   hadn’t   been   a   pious   or   conventional   person,   but   during   her   imprisonment   she   became   increasingly   conscious   hand   on   her   life,   of   the   fact   that   he   lived   and   was   with   her.      Her   conviction   and   faith   despite   her   horrific   experiences   are   like   a   me, a source of inspiration and a reminder of the strength a belief in God and his love brings us. We   are   Easter   people,   God   is   with   us   –   we   are   not   alone.      Carry   that   thought   as   we   move   through   this   crisis.         I   hold   you   all   in   and prayer. Yours in Christ Ruth Dawson