Knowing, Growing and Showing the Love of God

Christmas 2010

In this edition of Triangle

Come let us adore Him


Operation Christmas Child

 NEWSFLASH...We have just got back from the warehouse and are now able to tell you that a fantastic 7940 shoeboxes, bursting with lovely gifts, are ready for off, to Kyrgystan and will begin their journey on December 3rd.

A huge thank you to all for helping in so many ways. Early next year, 7940 children will be happily receiving their love-filled gifts from our region.

Well done to you all.

PS Please keep knitting, we ran out of scarves and gloves this year.

Best wishes,                                                               Carol and Rita


Pause for thought

Coming home for Christmas

Christmas quiz

Christmas greetings from Abu Dhabi


Greetings to friends in Madeley.                                                                          
I have to say that since we have arrived in the UAE there has not been a dull moment.  Over the summer I preached on the concept of being ambassadors for Christ and suggested that a key role for me in the UAE would be just that. This has proved to come true in all sorts of ways.                                                 
Our Remembrance Sunday Service saw a packed Church with many dignitaries from over 20 nations present. In the front row sat members of the UAE royal family. A theme of the service was thanking God for the sacrifice that men and   women in the armed services have made in order to win peace for their nations. It was a privilege to remind the gathered people of the sacrifice Christ also made for us in order to  secure peace and liberty. Apparently it was unusual for the Gospel to be presented so simply at such an event and I had several comments - not least from the Muslim leaders (all positive).                    
This was preceded by an invitation to an inaugural event held at the Grand Mosque which is a huge and magnificent building. So huge I was lost and was wandering around in my priest robes looking for the event - only to become aware of several tourists pointing their cameras at me. The spectacle of a fully robed priest wandering around the biggest mosque in town proved too irresistible not to photograph!                                                                                    
This weekend I have been in Bahrain, preaching at the Cathedral and interviewing people who are exploring their vocation to ministry. It was a fascinating time to visit each of the 4 congregations there and get to see close hand more of the ministry on this small island Kingdom. Today, (I am back in Abu Dhabi) I have been invited to an event by the Indian  ambassador to meet the President of India who is here on a State visit. Then on  Thursday I will attend an event at which her majesty Queen   Elizabeth II will be presiding. In the midst of all this wedding ministry continues to flourish and this  Friday I get the great joy of baptising two adults. One Chinese academic and a British teacher who have both professed faith in Jesus just a month ago. They are full of joy and enthusiasm for their new faith and it reminds me of why I am here. Please continue praying for the family as we continue to settle into the UAE.                                                                         .                                            
We send you our love and pray that your Christmas will be joyful and peaceful.  

       Andy, Navina, Rianne, Benjamin and Kathryn Thompson

St Michael's Fellowship - Programme of Events

4th October

Harvest Lunch


18th October

Burford House Trip

(leave 10am and  return 3.30pm)

1st November



15th November

Born and Bred in the Workhouse

Mary Linder

29th November

Shropshire Heritage

Richard Bifield

13th December

Christmas Lunch


14th Feb

Valentine's Day

 Carol Greenwell

28th Feb


Rosemary Freeman

14th Mar

Singing for fun

Hannah Lawrence

28th Mar

A gentle job for a mature lady

Jean Barratt

11th April

Easter meeting

Dates for the Diary

Sat 2nd Oct


The Brewery, Coalport

Sat 2nd Oct


Memorial concert for Les Beresford

Sat 9th Oct


In house Cabaret

Thu 14th Oct


Tea Dance

Sat 16th Oct


Ladies Breakfast

Sun 31st Oct


All souls service

Sat 6th Nov


The Brewery, Coalport

Sat 27th Nov


Concert by Telford Orchestra

Sat 4th Dec


The Brewery, Coalport

Sat 4th Dec


Temponilla Christmas Music

Sat 1st Jan 




The Brewery, Coalport

Sat 15th Jan


Ladies Prayer breakfast

Sat 29th Jan


Quiz evening

Sat 5th Feb


Men's breakfast at The Brewery, Coalport

Sat 19th Feb


Ladies Prayer Breakfast

Sat 5th Mar


Men's breakfast at The Brewery, Coalport

Sat 12th Mar


Attic Sale


Christmas Services 2010

Wednesday Dec 22nd 2.30pm  Christmas Crib service at the Park Lane centre, Woodside

Christmas Eve  11.30pm  Midnight communion at St Michael's Church.


Christmas Day  10am (please note time) Christmas Family Communion at St Michael's

Sunday 26th Dec 10.30am St Michael's church open for prayer.


Sutton Hill church

Christmas Day 10.30am Christmas Communion

Woodside church joining with St Michael's or Sutton Hill church.

Answers to Christmas Quiz

1. 25th December 1066 (although some sources say January 1067)

2. Holiday inn

3. Australia

4. 1843

5. Swan

6. The world is not enough

7. Mud

8. Alfie Moon

9. Earth song

10. Cliff Richard