Our monthly reflective prayer group Rhythms of Grace will be meeting this coming Friday 19th September in church at 8.00 pm (space for quiet prayer from 7.30 pm). This month we will be looking at Jesus’ statement “I am the Light of the World” and what lessons we can draw out for our own lives. We want to encourage each other to see more of God at work in our lives, becoming increasingly aware of His presence everywhere and in everything and hear Him speaking to us. We use a variety of styles and input looking at Bible passages, interlinked with resources such as poetry, clay, everyday objects, pictures and art, but there is no insistence on using what is provided. As always there will be space to be quiet with God on our own either to use the material provided or spend the time just to be with God. All are welcome.
Latest Church news
A new short film for the Heart of the Community project is released this weekend. It shows the building work over the last 12 months and marks the completion of the shell of the new church and community centre. It will be screened publicly for the first time during the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit on Saturday 13 September. But you can see an online preview here…
Today, Simon Jones had the opportunity to speak to John Darvell on this show at Radio Bristol. If you’d like to listen again,you can go click here and fast forward i to around 1 hour 35 minutes. Simon talks about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to the Diocese this weekend and also his visit to our lovely new building. Why not take a listen?
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Alpha is very popular at St Michael’s, and our next courses begin soon with two taster sessions:
- Tuesday 16 September at 7pm with a meal in the Old School Rooms Coffee Shop
- Thursday 18 September at 10am with coffee, cake and crèche in Cheswick Village.
Both courses are the same, just at different times and venues to suit different people
Could this be for you? Who might you want to invite?
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Members of St Michael’s Church, Stoke Gifford have been taking a look at their new church and community centre ahead of its dedication next month.
Archbishop Justin Welby will be visiting the centre on Saturday 13 September during his visit to the Bristol Diocese to bless the church’s ‘audacious’ Heart of the Community project and dedicate the building.
The shell of the building, on the site of old farm barns in North Road, is due to be completed at the end of this month.
Small groups of church members were given a preview of the ground floor of the building and the chance for informal prayer and worship in the 600 seat auditorium after each of the church’s three Sunday services.
The building is the centrepiece of the church’s £5.5m Heart of the Community project, which also includes refurbishing the neighbouring Old School Rooms and renovating the 14th Century church. A tenth of all money donated or raised by the congregation is being used for mission work to combat poverty and spread the gospel in the UK and overseas.
The new centre will provide much needed facilities for conferences and church services, wedding receptions and other celebrations as well as community rooms. It will also serve as a resource for the wider region as it is within easy access of the M4 and M5 and just minutes away from Parkway Railway Station.
The Bishop of Bristol, Mike Hill, who has described the project as ‘audacious’ will be accompanying Archbishop Welby.
The next phase of the project will be to kit out the inside of the building and provide usable space on the ground floor by Easter 2015.
The Rev. Si Jones, Rector of St Michael’s, said: “The Heart of the Community project will provide a legacy that will speak of God’s generosity for generations to come.”
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On Saturday 13th September, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will be visiting Stoke Gifford to bless and dedicate the Heart of the Community project and the new St Michael’s Church and Community Centre.
His visit will last about an hour, between 6.30 and 7.30pm. The church family are all warmly invited to be there. However due to space and health & safety restrictions, numbers will be limited – and entrance via ticket only, on a first come first served basis.
Please note that you must pre-register with the church office, and obtain a (free) ticket to attend.
To register, please email email@example.com or phone 0117 9692486 during office hours
UPDATE : All tickets have now been allocated, and we have opened a waiting list.
Note for ticket holders: if you have had your place confirmed, please collect your ticket from the office as soon as possible. If you are no longer able to come along please do advise us so that someone else can attend. Many Thanks