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IMPACT – social justice initiative for teenagers

IMPACT is a new Social Justice initiative from St Michael’s youth, for teenagers who are passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of others.

The aim is to make a difference in our community and across our city through acts of kindness.

The first of these monthly events is this coming Tuesday 13th February (2.30pm-5.30pm)  and is open to all teenagers, whether part of St Michael’s or not.

For more information  and to sign up, please head to the St Michael’s youth website  

Your Christmas Journey

Did you know you can receive free Christmas reflections during December & early January? The Church of England have created  a set of 13 short Reflections to take us through the Christmas period, entitled “Your Christmas Journey”

You can sign up to get them in various ways.  You can text GodWithUs to 88802 to get messages from

For more info or to sign up via emails, please visit their website 

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says:

Your Christmas Journey seeks to help you explore what the Christmas story might mean in your life. The constant refrain of Christmas, in carols and readings, is that God is with us. In whatever situations you find yourself this Christmas, God is with you – you need only turn to him and ask to know his presence. “


Stoke Gifford Community Library

Community libraries are run by local voluntary groups with the support of South Gloucestershire Council who provide stock and advice.

They are linked to the library network which means you can use the South Gloucestershire library membership card to access these services.

A community library is situated on the mezzanine above the Old School Rooms Coffee Shop, and is open on the following dates:

Tuesdays fortnightly 2pm to 4pm. 

24 October

7 November

21 November

5 December

19 December


What’s available?

A changing collection of adults and children’s books, large print, spoken word and DVDs.

Full reservation and collection facilities are available – so if there’s something you’d like to read that isn’t in stock, then you can order it in!


Saturday Breakfast – 14th October

Why not come along on Saturday 14th October at 8.30am to this month’s Saturday Breakfast?

For the bargain price of £2 per person you get a delicious cooked breakfast, followed by an interesting and informative talk.

This month we welcome John and Poppy Spens to talk about mission and outreach in South Sudan

If you’d like to come along please sign-up to say you’re coming here

Welcome Lunch


New (or new-ish) to St Michael’s church?
If so, please join us for a WELCOME LUNCH  at 1pm (drinks and nibbles served from 12.30pm) Sunday 23rd July in the Old School Rooms.  

A chance for us to get to know one another over a meal, and to find out a bit more about what goes on (and why) at St Michael’s

Click here if you can come  or call the office on 0117 969 2486.


Church on the Green

This sunday is Pentecost and we’re having our annual open air service – now known as Church on the Green!

For this week only, there’s no 9am or 10.30am service, and we’re meeting at 11am on the Green. If the weather is bad we’ll move inside – so do still come!

We’re really looking forward to it!

Thy Kingdom Come – Join the global wave of prayer


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting Christians around the world to pray as one. It’s a special global week of events from  25th May – 4th June.


 At St Michael’s, we’re joining in the following ways:

Ascension Day Service

Thursday 25th May we had  a service in Church to mark Ascension Day.

You can listen to Si’s sermon below


24/7 Prayer Room

Our 24/7 Prayer Room is opening for a week from 8pm Sunday 28th May until 11am Sunday 4th June. We’re really excited about what’s in store. 

Sign up is now open, so why not book your prayer room time whilst there is still lots of choice! Slots are available by the hour. Click here to book your slot see the sign-up sheet in the St Michael’s Centre foyer.

We’re also having prayer sessions at 8pm each week day which you don’t need to sign up to—just turn up! And a Children’s Prayer Session at 10am on Friday 2nd June

We are also having themed sessions throughout the week – led by a variety of different people. Click here to download the full list.


Church on the Green – Pentecost Sunday

The week will end on Pentecost Sunday with Church on the Green. Join us at 11am for hymns stories songs and fun. Bring a picnic and stay around afterwards too. Everyone welcome.  For one week only, this will be in place of our 9am and 10.30am services.  This is an event for everyone in the community and if the weather’s bad we’ll move inside.