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Church Weekend 2018


The Church weekend is a fantastic time of fun, food and fellowship at St Michael’s.

The weekend will be a mix of good food, good company, good teaching and good fun, all together as a church family.

The sessions we spend together will be a mixture of worship, prayer and learning together on the theme of “Called to Share”

We welcome Philip Jinadu from Metro Church in Bristol to lead the main sessions, Nick Jackson from “Powerpack” will lead children up to year 6, and Andrew Palmer, from Upcott who will lead Years 7-10.

We also welcome Colse Leung who will be helping lead and facilitate worship.

All food on the Saturday is included. The Church weekend is for everyone at St Michael’s, and all ages are welcome, whether you come alone, part of
a group or as a family. We’d love you to come!


How to Book

This year we are pleased to be able to offer  full online booking.

Please click here to continue with your online booking and to see the full programme for the weekend.

Alternatively you can download the booking form  here (or pick up a paper copy) to pay by cash or cheque. Booking closes on 6th April.

We hope you can join us!

Faith in the Questions

A new one-act play by Nigel Forde, followed by conversation with leading scientists
A respected scientist and a christian, Job’s work is wrestling with the unpredictable as wellas predictable structure of the universe. Is God really in control?
When Job’s personal world is shaken to the core, how can he re-assemble the pieces of the puzzle, both professionally and spiritually?
Compared with the centuries long hand-in-hand relationship between religious faith and scientific enquiry, recent debate has, for many people, become mistrustful
and sharply adversarial. 
Which side is God on? Or is this the wrong question to ask?
One of any number of good and provocative questions thrown out by Faith in the Questions, a combination of theatre and scientific discussion.

Tickets for all Faith In The Questions events are free. 
You can book tickets through the Riding Lights Box Office call 01904 613000 or Online


The Christmas Angel – A Nativity Panto

This Sunday 10th December, we’re thrilled to be welcoming Duggy Dug Dug and team to our 10.30am Celebration in the auditorium at St Michael’s Centre.

Instead of the usual service format, there will instead be a performance of an exciting Nativity Panto called “The Christmas Angel”.

There’ll be an interval in the middle for drinks and the event will finish at 12.30pm. We can’t wait!


Light Party

Each year we hold a light party on 31st October, for children to have fun together and celebrate light instead of darkness. 

We’re excited to  be running two parties this year for different ages. Both in the Old School Rooms.

Reception and KS1  –  3.45pm to 5.15pm

KS2  –  5.30pm to 7.00pm

Please book a place by signing up here

You can download an information leaflet about Halloween here


Harry and Chris

Comedy standup poetry, melody and best-matery from world champion slam poet Harry Baker and his pop-funk-soul-jazz hero best friend Chris Read. 

We can’t quite believe we’ve managed to secure this event.


Laugh, clap, cheer and laugh some more as they perform rabble-rousing favourites and preview brilliant new material ahead of their Edinburgh 2017 show.


Friday 26 May, 7.30pm, St Michael’s Centre, North Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8PD

Tickets £9/£6 in advance (£10/£8 if there any still available on the door)

More details, images, video clips and love for Harry and Chris on the facebook event page.


Revd Canon Simon Jones

Congratulations to Simon who has been installed as Honorary Canon at Bristol Cathedral.

This honour is a recognition of Si’s work as Rector and Area Dean, as well as leader of the Heart of the Community Project.

Si was installed alongside 5 others from across the Diocese, and all were well supported within the congregation.

Si said  “A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone at St Michael’s who came to the Cathedral on Sunday. I felt very loved and supported by you all. It was a privilege to be installed as a Canon at Bristol Cathedral and an on-going joy to lead St Michael’s.”


Photos by Chris Dobson


















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.


Christmas is coming….

We’ve had a busy week here at St Michael’s, and it’s been fantastic to see so many people come along to lots of different expressions of church.

We’ve had Messy Church,  Cheswick Carol Concert, Saturday Breakfast, Children’s Nativity and the Over 65’s Lunch to name just a few!

We also had a very wet Carols on the Green!  Well done to everyone who braved the rain and came along!

Carols on the Green

A big thank you to everyone who helped make this,and all other events this past week, happen.

If you didn’t manage to come along – or even if you did – don’t worry, there is more happening in the next two weeks, and we look forward to welcoming you!