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:
- Anglican International Development (AID) - AID support a range of projects support a range of projects in South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya in partnership with local churches there. These include basic health and sanitation programmes, micro-finance projects, helping women to improve the life chances of their families, church development and agriculture programmes. For more information visit www.interanglicanaid.org.
- 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.
- The Toby Henderson Trust (TTHT) - This independently funded charity supports children and young adults with autism, their families and carers in the North East. They are the one and only charity in the North East focused on life-changing, early intervention with autistic children (aged 2 to 7). For more information visit www.ttht.co.uk.