St Michael and All Angels, Eastbourne

Seeking God's Kingdom, Serving God's People

Mission & Growth

We have a Mission Action Plan that we update every year. This year’s Mission Action Plan is found here.

HOME GROUPS

We have five Home Groups that meet mostly on alternate Wednesdays. This is a great opportunity for those to meet in smaller groups in people’s homes for Bible study, prayer and friendship, an ideal way indeed to get to know people better and form bonds of faith as we serve God as a Church family. There is here a chance  to explore our faith and discuss what we believe.

MISSIONARY LINKS

We have special links to Missionaries in Albania, Romania, Malawi, Colombia (via Caring & Sharing). We try to support local charities like ‘People Matter’.

PARCHE’

(‘Pastoral Action in Residential and Care Homes for the Elderly’). We offer our premises for the annual Parche Strawberry Tea and would like to revive the ‘Parche’ groups in our Parish.

PRAYER MINISTRY AS MISSION

We aim to promote and develop prayer as the priority and key to renewal and spiritual growth. The Parish has a prayer chain for quickly passing urgent prayer intentions throughout the members.

We have a team of trained and authorised members who help with the Healing Ministry after the main Sunday and Thursday services.

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING

Our trained Bereavement Group follows up the needs of bereaved families, including an annual Bereavement service to which they are all invited.

PARISH OUTREACH

We have an ongoing outreach with literature and knocking on doors, in order to contact people whom we may be able to help.  This tends to be concentrated in the summer months, We also ‘prayer walk’ the boundaries of our parish on a weekly basis. Each member of the Church has a prayer card with specific roads and the households there are prayed for daily.