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Farewell Service
Farewell Service

St Michael's Church gathered at a farewell service for Chris and Hilary who are relocating for work. Click image to enlarge.
Seekers weekend Away
Seekers weekend away temple

In late September the Seekers youth club from St. Michaelís Church in East Ardsley spent a wonderful weekend of fun and fellowship at Sneaton Castle near Whitby . 31 young people aged 11 to 18 spent the weekend doing various activities including games on the beach, climbing wall, treasure hunt around Whitby and pottery painting. The weekend also included time with the nuns from Sneaton Castle who shared something of their lives. The young people raised £1,600 towards the weekend by doing ĎDragonís Dení fundraising events like cake baking, car washing, selling key rings and running coffee mornings etc. It was an updated version of Jesus and the parable of the Talents where the young people were given an amount of money, ranging from £5 to £15 to go an invest in a project to make additional money for the trip. All the money raised by individuals and small groups was then put into a pot to reduce the overall weekend cost for each young person. This photo is taken in the walled garden of Sneaton Castle
Bishop Tony at Ascension Day Confirmation
Bishop Tony with the newly confirmed
The Right Reverend Tony Robinson, Area Bishop of Wakefield, confirmed 5 young people and 2 adults at St Michael's on Ascension Day. Bishop Tony preched on the importance of affirming one another. He concluded by sharing how he had been encouraged at his own confirmation and that at the time he had no idea that one day he would become a bishop.
Recent Events

Peal of Bells - there was a peal rung on Monday 9th April lead by Jason Hargreaves in memory of his father John. We continue to remember Val and the family in our prayers and all families who have lost loved ones recently.

St Michaels nave

St Michaels font
St Michael's Summer Fayre
Our 2013 Summer Fayre was held on Saturday, 15th June. Many events and some of the usual stalls were held outside on a day of sunny intervals.

We now have more photos of 2013 Summer Fayre
in our photo gallery.

Wedding Celebration Weekend
Wedding Thanksgiving Service
Wedding Thanksgiving service at St Michael's Church

We now have more photos of Wedding Celebration Weekend in our photo gallery.
2012 Flower Festival Service
Our Festival Service of Holy Communion was attended by the Lord Mayor of Leeds and the Lord Mayor's Consort. We now have photos of the 2012 Festival of Flowers here, with links on Twitter and on our Facebook page. The Festival of Flowers theme was Queen Elizabeth 11's Diamond Jubilee.
Celebrate Yorkshire! - a Festival of Flowers

In July 2009 flower festival 2009 - display in church porchSt Michael's Church hosted a festival of flowers which was presented by East Ardsley Flower Club.

Photographs of the many excellent displays are now available. To view these photographs please select either:
View Album or View as Slideshow

Copies of these photographs can be ordered from church. For further information, please contact the Churchwardens