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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.


Stand-up Poetry with Harry Baker and Chris Read

Forget everything you thought you knew about poetry. Banish the word ‘recital” from your mind. Instead, think stand-up comedy, improvised lyrics, inspiring storytelling, rap, rhythm, song, and laughter. Lots of laughter.

We’re hosting a world class stand-up poetry event in the St Michael’s Centre on Friday 26 May.

Harry Baker is an international poetry slam champion. Chris Read is his musical partner in crime. Their energetic blend of lyrics and laughs is hopeful, challenging and charming.

Click here to book your ticket now!


Click to watch an example of Harry Baker’s poetry here:


The Harry and Chris Show, with Harry Baker and Chris Read

7.30pm Friday 26 May

St Michael’s Centre, North Road, Stoke Gifford

Tickets will be on sale shortly. Price £9 / £6 in advance (£10 / £8 on the door).

Grab yours at the earliest opportunity. Their last Bristol gig sold out twice over.


Stoke Gifford Community Defibrillator

The Stoke Gifford Scouts have successfully fundraised to provide the community of Stoke Gifford with a 24 hour defibrillator.

The idea came after a first aid session back in June 2016 where the scouts learnt how to use a fully automatic defibrillator unit.

The defibrillator has been provided by The Community Heartbeat Trust Charity who will provide maintenance for the unit ongoing This bright yellow circular box has been fixed to the outside wall of the Old School Rooms. The code to the locked box is available from South West Ambulance Service by ringing 999 or 112 when a resident is suffering from a suspected cardiac arrest. 

The Community Heartbeat Trust are providing a seminar for the community on Thursday 20th April 2017 at 1pm.  

Spaces are limited, so booking is essential. Please sign up here.






The Big Winter Party

On Saturday 4th March we’re having a party to chase away the winter blues!

Held in the St Michael’s Centre Auditorium from 7pm—10pm, there’ll be live music from in-house band The Usual Suspects, and lots more fun besides. It’s free, but we’d love you to sign-up in advance.

We’re all joining together to make the party happen, so please also sign up for a job, and to bring some food.

Please sign-up here or on the sign-up sheets in the St Michael’s Centre Foyer