Sunday 30th November
10:00am Advent Sunday
and Junior church
Review: The Beauty of the Voice
Margot Miller and Friends
Sat 22Nov, 7:00pm
An absolutely splendid concert led by the very talented Margot Miller. The Simply Singers were in marvellous voice and the audience were delighted by some popular favourites and some less well-known numbers. Margot filled the nave with the haunting romance of Danny Boy - a 'tribute to her Irish roots' she said - and the Junior Singers reminded us of the beauty and brilliance of songs from The Wizard of Oz. Was there better live musical entertainment in Eastbourne tonight? We look forward with great anticipation to the next time Simply Singers grace our church with their resonant talent.
St Michael and All Angels would like to thank Bishop Geoffrey Rowell who presided on our Patronal Festival, Michaelmas, 28th September.
Review: Margot Miller at St Michael's
Saturday 26th July
Margot is a world-class soprano and it is simply astonishing that we were treated to a musical performance which would have graced premier venues from New York to Tokyo. The classical piano accompaniment of James Neilson Graham was subtle, nuanced and powerful. It doesn't get better than this.
Annual St Mike's Barbecue 2014 Review!
Wow! What a great barbecue! Undaunted by the earlier rain, Steve set up the barbecue grill in the South Porch "to play on the safe side". Inside, there was a huge spread of salad, buns and desserts kindly brought by members of the congregation. All that was required was some sausages, burgers and pork chops. Amid the haze of smoke, which after the South Porch door was opened began to stimulate the olfactory senses of those inside, Steve (and his two assistant chefs Rafe and Dan) got busy with the tongs. You cannot rush a bbq, or as Fr Sebastian put it: "patience is the virtue of kings"!
A great event and a big thanks to Fr Sebastian and Alida, and all who worked so hard to make today happen.
Parish Visit to Ashburnham, Saturday 10th May
Many from St Michael and all Angels attended the Parish Visit to Ashburnham on Saturday 10th May. This is a quite extraordinary location: John Ashburnham was a close confederate of Charles II, assisting him on the famous Great Escape at the close of the English Civil War. Whilst only the central core of the main house remains - having been largely torn down shortly after World War II -the grounds, Orangery and numerous outbuildings survive.
Today the estate is a place of Christian Retreat. Parishioners from St Michael's enjoyed their own sessions but this thriving centre was hosting a range of other church groups and the atmosphere was fantastic.
In addition to the calm, the beautiful church replete with fifteenth century tower, the enormous and productive walled kitchen garden, admirers of lawns will be impressed by one of South East England's most beautiful settings.
A Prayer of St Richard of Chichester (1197-1253)
Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.
Dr Martin Warner
Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester, visited St Michael and All Angels on Wednesday 26th February.
Our Celebration Eucharist on Sunday 19th January was led by the Reverend Nicholas Frayling, Dean of Chichester Cathedral. All at St Michael's wish Fr. Frayling well and express our thanks that he chose to visit us.
Welcome to St Michael and All Angels, Eastbourne
St Michael's is a vibrant and lively Anglican Church about 1 mile
north of Eastbourne town centre.
Our Mission Statement is: Sharing
Jesus' love with everyone.
We are a church family within the Catholic tradition, with the Eucharist at the heart of our worship.
We are committed to building a mission community
shaped by Holy Scripture and the Holy Spirit.
For all the upcoming events at St Michael's see the calendar.