Saturday, 29 August 2009

Services for September 2009

Sat. 5th 6pm Great Vespers.
Sun. 7th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.
Mon. 7th 6.30pm Great Vespers of the Nativity of the Theotokos.
Tues. 8th 11am Divine Liturgy of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

Sat. 12th 6pm Great Vespers.
Sun. 13th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.
Mon. 14th 11am Divine Liturgy and Elevation of the Holy Cross.

Sat. 19th 6pm Great Vespers.
Sun. 20th 10am Matins; 11am Divine Liturgy.
(Father Samuel in Romania 21st to 29th Sept.)

Sat. 26th 6pm Vespers without a priest.
Sun. 27th 11am Divine Liturgy, served by Fr. Dennis from Doncaster.

Namedays in September.

5th Elizabeth (Emma Louise) Bostan.
17th Sofia Bartholomew.
24th Thekla Read.
26th Metropolitan John; John Roger Makings; John Martin Chadwick.


10th George Harry Fearns 2005.

Deanery Parish Feasts.

14th Holy Cross, Lancaster.
19th St. Theodore of Canterbury, Macclesfield.


Father Samuel’s Report for the AGM 2009.

St. Michael’s 2005 to 2008.

Holy Baptism 10
Holy Chrismation 2
Holy Matrimony 2
Funerals 5

Annual Pilgrimages:
July: Crowland (Saint Theodore and Saint Guthlac).
Organised by Doncaster Parish.
August: Ilam (Saint Bertram). Organised by St. Michael’s Parish.
October: Holywell (Saint Winifred ). Organised by Chester Parish.

Bamburgh and North Eastern Saints.
Walsingham and Norfolk Saints.

Social Outings:
Matlock; Peak District; Macon Mill; Crich.
Llandudno; Penmon; Beaumaris.
Various venues for the Patronal Feast of Saint Michael.

Major works:
Two opening windows.
Side pathway to refreshment room and toilet.
Removal of steps to refreshment room and dropping of the floor level.
Repairs to broken roof tiles.
Purchase of Burial Ground, fencing and erection of Cemetery Cross.

Search for larger additional church:
Holy Resurrection Dresden: We began looking at possibilities in July/August 2008.
Present position …. Stale-mate …. Due to the poor state of the building.
We have been able, through the faithfulness of our singers and servers, to keep all the major Feast days with Vespers and Liturgy along with the full round of Lent, Holy Week and Paschal Services.
Saturday Great Vespers is still poorly attended and Confession is not as frequent as it should be.
With a congregation of several nationalities and a varied age-range we have retained the warm and friendly atmosphere which has always been our characteristic trait.
God grant it may always be so as we seek together to be pilgrims on the pathway to the glory of God.
Glory to God for all things!

Election of four members to the first Church Council of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Audley.

Ex officio: Fr. Samuel (chairman); Veronica Warden (treasurer of Trustees);
two Trustees, Winifred Carson and Isaac Davies.

Duly elected with number of votes:

Joseph Clive Amson [11] Prop: J. Warrilow Sec: R. M. Grace

John Hugh Maxfield [14] Prop: S. R. Kinnersley Sec: M. Shorthose

Martin Shorthose [16] Prop: M. McAtominey Sec: V. Warden

Jan Warrilow [12] Prop: V. Dobson Sec: W. Carson

Eighteen people were eligible to vote and twenty-two were present for the meeting.
Councillors serve for four years.
The Trustees continue to be legally responsible for St. Michael’s and its finances as outlined in the parish Trust Deed.
May God give us strength and grace to work together for the good of St. Michael’s and the spread of the Gospel.

St. Michael’s, Audley, September 2009