The church family at St Michael’s is committed to showing Jesus’ love in practical ways to support local people in the community of Felton.
Caring for Felton and its people
Maybe you - or someone you know - needs help, extra support or just someone to talk to?
We provide listening and/or prayer, both during and after our Sunday services, and also during the week for those who might need more time to talk and pray.
We have a visiting team who can visit people at home to share a coffee and conversation.
We also like to offer practical support to people at times of particular difficulty or pressure. This might be providing a meal, transport or doing shopping.
Many of the church groups that meet during the week aim to offer this support to one another and others they know who need a little extra support.
Twice a year, usually in March & October, we host a lunch in the Village for those more senior in age as a chance to gather together for a time of friendship and community support over a delicious meal.
The last Tuesday afternoon of each month there is also an Afternoon Tea in the Village Hall at 2pm. Open to all as a place to meet old friends and make new ones over tea and cake!
If you or someone else you know is in need of prayer or practical help with something please contact Rev James Harvey.
Caring for our world
As a church, we also support the work of organisations and charities that are making a real difference to people’s lives locally, nationally and across the world.
We support them in prayer and through giving financially to ensure they have the resources needed to keep making a positive impact in the places and communities they serve. We often enjoy hearing first-hand about the work and projects these organisations are involved with from the guest speakers and representatives who visit us from time to time.
St Michaels’ current Mission Partners are:
- Street Pastors Caring, listening and helping those on the streets on Friday and Saturday nights in Newcastle - this includes those homeless as well as those vulnerable through excessive partying. Members of our congregation are involved with this work and keep us updated with prayer needs and stories www.street-pastors.org.uk.
- Christians Against Poverty (CAP) – This UK charity was founded in 1996 and has grown to have a significant network of debt centres, job clubs and other services tackling the causes of debt and poverty and offering a lifeline and practical coaching to those trapped in debt. Enthusiastic money coaches, advisors and partner churches are key ingredients to its way of working and St Michaels’ has strong links with our local debt centre in Alnwick. For more details or to find help for anyone you may know in financial difficulty visit www.capuk.org or call 0800 328 0006.
- Berega Community in Tanzania via Tearfund Berega is a poor rural community in Eastern Tanzania where Tearfund are training local churches to work their communities out of poverty. The Harvey family have visited and worked in this community and Ruth's parents continue to do great work here and can keep us up to date with news and help us experience life in Tanzania www.tearfund.org.