St Michael & All Angels, Awliscombe

St Michael and All Angels, Awliscombe
St Michael and All Angels, Awliscombe

Welcome to the web page for St Michael & All Angels, Awliscombe.

Our church is normally open to visitors every day  from 8:00 am. However, THE CHURCH IS MOSTLY CLOSED during the Covid restrictions.
When restrictions are lifted and life returns to “near normal”, please take the time to enjoy and admire this ancient building, which has been the spiritual home of
generations of Awliscombe people for at least 600 years.

 St Michael’s is OPEN for private prayer and reflection twice a week:

On Wednesday mornings from 8.00am to 12.00 noon, and

On Saturday afternoons from 12.00 noon to 6.00pm

Note: not open on Saturdays immediately preceding a Sunday service (which are notified below under the heading Worship)

Notes for visitors
Please use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter and leave the church and please maintain social distancing between different households.
Masks are not mandated by government guidance, but we ask that you wear face coverings if possible, to reduce the risk of contamination of surfaces through coughs and sneezes.
Although these precautions should ensure that it is safe for most visitors, anyone who has been advised to stay at home for shielding purposes should continue to do so.

Worship

1st Sunday 9:30.  Eucharist

3rd Sunday 9:30.  Lay-led service

An update from the Churchwarden

Lay led services

We are delighted that lay led services have recommenced, while precautions against infection continue

  • They will be at the usual time of 9.30.  See the Worship panel for dates of services.
  • We will follow our normal New Life order of service, with some amendments – see below. 
  • We are looking for volunteers to lead it, so if any of the usual teams are able to do so please let Roger or me know.
  • We are not allowed to sing at the moment and there can be no homily. However, we can play some music through our speaker (so long as it doesn’t encourage singing!) and we can have an additional reading. We will also circulate by email the reflections on the set reading that Sue prepares for that week.
  • We will be asking people to use the provided hand sanitiser on entry and exit, to stay in separate household groups and to wear masks/face coverings.
  • All of the above will mean the service is fairly short – probably just 20-25 minutes.

What to look out for in the future – Coronavirus permitting

The summer fete is provisionally scheduled for Saturday 4 September.

We need your help at
St Michael’s!
Please consider donating or helping in some other way.
See our Support page.

SAFEGUARDING at St Michael’s – Promoting a Safer Church

St Michael’s Church, Awliscombe is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk to worship and grow in Christ safely. Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.
As a parish / church we have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance. 
Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church / parish.
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.
If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to:
  *  Jane Davies on 01404 44683
You could also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team at – https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.

Specific parish contacts are listed on their respective pages. For general enquiries and to book Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, please contact:

 

The Parish Office
St Paul’s Church
High Street
Honiton  EX14 1PG

01404 44035     [email protected]

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