Worship

On Sundays, we meet from 11am – 12 noon at St Michael’s Church on St Michael’s Mount for a traditional communion service, and at 4-6pm at St Michael’s Centre on Raby Cross for a more informal gathering. All are welcome.

We also meet through the week in small groups for a range of activities, including Bible Study, prayer, eating together, and supporting each other. Get in touch to find out what’s on now!

Our 4 o’clock gathering is a little bit different. There are three main “bits” to it.

4:00-4:45 All Age Activities: People of all ages are invited to explore the Bible, reflect on who God is, and to do so with a variety of interactive activities including crafts, games and songs.

4:45-5:15 – A Free Meal: We eat together each week, as a chance to get to know each other more and maybe continue some of the conversations we’ve been having. If you have any allergies, please let the kitchen team know!

5:156:00 – Going Deeper: Each week someone will share with us about the theme for the week, and then we’ll have a chance to discuss some questions in small groups. Don’t like the questions? Make up your own! We’ll close with some sung worship and prayer – join in however you like.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that sometimes visiting a church can be intimidating. Here are some answers to common questions to help you settle in. If you have more questions, or you don’t understand what’s going on at any point, please do ask someone.

What’s ‘sung worship’ all about?
We sing songs together to help us praise God. The song words will appear on the screen or be given to you in a book or handout. Just join in with whatever you feel comfortable with!

Am I expected to give money?
Many people at St Michael’s regularly give money to maintain the life and mission of the church – but please don’t feel under any pressure to give. There is information about different ways to give at the back of the Church and on our Giving page.

The Church commits to raising money for the meal at St Michael’s @ 4 – you don’t need to pay for it!

What happens with children during the 11 o’clock Communion Service?
We don’t currently offer alternative activities for children during the Communion Service, but they are welcome to take part in it as much or as little as they like! If you’ve come with a little child there are toys available to the left of the door when you come in.

Please be aware that only those who have been baptised are able to receive the bread and wine, if you’d like to know more about baptism or communion please talk to Helen or one of the church wardens.

How can I find out more about what you believe?
We’d love to get to know you more. Please ask a member of the welcome team, Helen the vicar, or Dave the Focal Minister.

A Prayer for St Michael’s

Loving Father we thank you for your presence here in Byker
and your faithfulness to us over the years.
As we continue our walk with you
help us walk with others;
showing the good news of Jesus Christ,
using our buildings, resources and talents
so that we can worship you and serve our community,
reaching out with love and welcoming all people.
Encourage us as we seek to grow together and know you more and give us strength as we seek to be true to you, loving towards others and loyal to the Gospel.