Events at St Michael's
Raising Funds and Bringing the Community Together
We're taking a break, but look out for more talks, concerts and other events in the New Year
Special Services & Community Events
Sunday 8th December at 9.30 am
An informal Service in our 'Worship for All' style. Instead of a sermon there will be a talk by a representative from Family Support Work, the Diocesan charity that cares for families in difficult circumstances across Sussex. You are invited to bring a gift for FSW to pass on at Christmas. FSW would particularly appreciate items for ages 8-teens such as games, books, gift vouchers or toiletries.
Angel Festival 2019
For Christmas 2019 St Michael's will be filled with angels!
Created in a variety of media by talented local artists, community groups and the children of Amberley Primary School, our heavenly host of angels will delight and inspire you.
Festival Opening Celebration Sunday 15th December at 3.00pm.
With music by Amberley Village Singers, mulled wine and other refreshments, carols for all, plus children's activities and prizes, this is an event not to be missed!
The angels will remain in place until Epiphany.
St Michael's Carol Concert
Sunday 22nd December at 4.00 pm
Traditional choir and congregational carols
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OPEN AFTERNOON TO CELEBRATE THE COMPLETION OF TOWER REPAIRS
On 16th November the ACTnow tower fundraising team celebrated the completion of a major project to carry out repairs to St Michael's Church tower. Severe damp had caused structural problems. These have been corrected and additional work has been carried out to reduce dampness in the future.
After a short dedication by the priest-in-charge, the Revd Gerry Burgess, the culmination of three years of fundraising was celebrated on Saturday, November 16. Parishioners and representatives from the National Lottery Heritage Fund were invited to hear about the project and inspect the completed work. The event also saw the launch of an impressive audio guide to the church, available on mobile phones via the newly installed church wifi.
Of the £230,000 cost of essential repair work 75% was covered by grants from various bodies including the National Lottery Heritage Fund (54% of the total), the Sussex Historic Churches Trust, the Ian M Foulerton Charitable Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Cecil King Memorial Foundation. However, we are particularly proud that community events plus donations raised 25% of the total funding. This is a huge contribution from a small community and the ACTnow team are extremely grateful for all their support.