Re:fresh Friday 23 June 7.00pm – 10pm St Michael’s Centre

Re:fresh is for women of all ages and life-stages. A chance to come together for an evening of connection, and more.

We are delighted to be having our second event at St Michael’s on Friday 23 June.

The evening is a Summer Soireé. We will be eating a delicious catered meal, enjoying a fun quiz, and having a lovely evening together.

We invite everyone to come dressed in colourful clothes to embrace our summer theme!

It’ll be a great opportunity for us all to meet different people to those we usually connect with – women from all our congregations and ages are very welcome. Come alone and meet new people, or come with friends. Come as you are, and be re:freshed. 

Bookings are open now, the cost is £16 each and includes a two-course meal and drinks. Please choose your main course option when you book.

Please note: For catering purposes, bookings must close on 14 June.


Plant Swap

On Saturday 10 June we are hosting a Plant Swap from 10am to 12pm in St Michael’s Centre (upper room)

It’s a fantastic opportunity to share surplus plants (and seeds) and pick up new plants. We ask for a small voluntary donations if you don’t bring any plants to swap. 

If you have grown too many seedlings or have divisions/cuttings of plants or self-sown seedlings, then bring them along to share with others.

All plants welcome: Flowers, Vegetables, divisions, cuttings, seeds, bulbs, annuals, perennials, houseplants etc.

Please label your plants/seeds and bring plants in single containers ready for people to take away. 

If you have plants to share, or if you would like more information, please contact Rebecca Bishop via the office, or just bring along your plants on the morning.

Prayer Gathering

On Wednesday 24 May at 7.30pm we are gathering in St Michael’s Church for a whole church prayer gathering.

Prayer is key to everything we do, and an important part of our individual lives. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather and pray as a church, and listen to God together.

Why not count yourself in and come along for an evening of prayer and worship?

Gift Day May 2023

This Gift Day supports the resources and buildings for St Michael’s Church

Ready to pledge? Click here

St Michael’s has a vision to be a Christian heart at the centre of our communities. And we live to make that difference through learning and growing together, sharing Jesus together, and serving together. This gift day supports our resources and our building projects.

What have we done since last year’s gift day?

At our Gift day last year we gave away 10% of all that we raised to our Mission Partners. We invested £90,000 to complete the tiered seating in the auditorium, and reduced our loans by £238,000.

At a recent prayer meeting, someone shared a little thought, saying “God is not finished with us yet”. It’s true isn’t it that we do now have a beautiful community building, but we are still called to build a community.

What will donations achieve this year?

We have 4 main aims this year:

1: To significantly reduce our loans on the church centre.   A £150,000 loan repayment will help to reduce loans to £481,000, compared to the £2 million in 2015.

2: Honour our commitment to the church refurbishment.

3: Fit solar panels to the roof of the church centre, making us more eco-friendly, and enhance the decor and audio-visual capabilities in the auditorium.

4: Give away £75,000 to our mission partners, having already given over £400,000 out of the project.

How Can We Get Involved?

Please think and pray about what you might give this year. We invite everyone at St Michael’s, to sow generously into God’s work by giving. How can we each play our part to make it happen, together?

  • Make a one-off financial gift
  • Start regular giving to St Michael’s Church Centre Ltd
  • Increase your current giving to St Michael’s Church Centre Ltd

How Do I Give?

We’re inviting everyone to complete this simple online Response form  

Gathering our responses helps us to be able to plan next steps.

Please click on the button below:

For ways to give to the Heart of the Community Project click here.

Thy Kingdom Come 2023

Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ.

Whether you have joined in with Thy Kingdom Come before or not, we invite you to take part from 18-28 May 2023 – along with churches from over 80 different denominations and traditions in over 170 countries around the world.

What are we planning at St Michael’s?

Ascension Day Communion – Thursday 18 May 7.30pm in Church and live-streamed via our youtube channel

Whole Church Prayer Gathering – Wednesday 24 May 7.30pm in Church

Morning Prayer on Youtube Live – Friday 19 May, Wednesday 24 May and Friday 26 May

Thy Kingdom Come Novena – Download

A novena is an ancient tradition of devotional praying in Christianity, with prayers repeated for nine successive days.

The 2023 Thy Kingdom Come Novena has daily readings from the book of 1 John, with reflections written by The Very Reverend Bob Key with a commendation from Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell. The Novena covers the nine days of Thy Kingdom come, from 18-28 May 2023.

Download a copy of the Novena

Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come

Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come is a great way to set up regular, daily patterns of prayer to hold people in prayer

The free app for iOS and Android
Containing audio for Morning, Evening, Day and Night Prayer from the booklet for all 11 days. The Daily Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come app has been updated with the ability to set reminders for any or all the services at times that suit you. Download for Android or iOS.

Smart speaker
From Ascension Day (18 May), you can also get Alexa and Google Home to ‘Ask the Church of England for today’s Thy Kingdom Come’ to hear a short service of Prayer During the Day (before 7pm) and Night Prayer (after 7pm) throughout the 11 days.

Resources for young people: The Way for Thy Kingdom Come

The Way produce faith-based video content, made by young people and for young people.

The Way’s video series on prayer is available to watch on their social channels now and there will be a discussion guide for youth groups and schools to use with the videos during Thy Kingdom Come.

The Way will also release exclusive new videos on prayers and gifts of the spirit during Thy Kingdom Come.

Follow The Way on InstagramTikTok and YouTube.

Resources for children: Cheeky Pandas for Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come and Cheeky Pandas are partnering for 2023 to offer a fun-filled, bible-based TV series for use in family services, assemblies, and at home, featuring songs, animated stories, prayer and interviews with special guests. Alongside this, they have activity packs, service plans, a prayer book and a children’s app. Christian cartoons for kids, action worship songs, and free resources for families, churches and schools are available from

Saturday Breakfast

Saturday 10 June 2023 8.30am

Click here to book

Why not come along, eat breakfast with others in a relaxed and friendly setting, and listen to an interesting and inspiring talk?

We will be gathering in the auditorium to eat together, followed by a talk. 

Each month we have a different speaker on a range of topics. 

Our guest speaker this month is Gaynor van den Burton is a Nutritionist specialising in Eating Behaviours and an Advanced Personal Trainer and is coming to tell us about Fitfish the unique organisation supporting Christians with their wellbeing.

Hear how God called her to this area of work and her thoughts on some of the challenges that we face in keeping healthy in body, spirit and soul!

A unique chance to find balance in body, spirit and soul at this Saturday’s Breakfast!

Please sign-up in advance if you can, so that we can order and make enough food.
If you can no longer make it, please let us know
Suggested donation £5 per adult (£1 per child).  You can donate by card when you sign-up, or on the day via cash or card

Repair Cafe

Do you have something at home which is broken but you don’t quite know how to fix it? Well, the Repair Café may be for you! We have people fixing textiles, small electrical items, bikes and much more!

Do you use Ecover washing up liquid? Would you like to get a refill to avoid getting a new plastic bottle? If you do then come along to the Repair Café and we can sell you a refill. Please bring along your old bottle and we can refill it for you.

Our next Repair Café is below

The next events for Repair Cafe are:

If you have things to repair or you’d like to get involved in repairing things do come along. Please contact Mike Watkivs via email 

Job Vacancies: St Michael’s Church Preschool & Nursery

We are hiring!

Are you an enthusiastic, fun, and passionate individual? Would you like to work in a friendly, committee-run Nursery? If so, look no further.

We are looking for 2 full-time staff to join our team. Hours are 40 per week over 4 days. Full training given for suitable unqualified candidates. Paid lunch and morning breaks. Generous holiday allowance.

We are closed on bank holidays and Christmas week .

We are also looking for a lunch cover assistant working 12pm-2pm Monday to Friday starting ASAP

If interested in either role, contact Annie Becklake on 01179236395 or Email

Messy Church

Wednesday 7 June.

Please join us for another great session of Messy Church.

Together we will move around specially designed stations. There will be a 2 course tea with a sweet treat for pudding. Please advise of any allergies or special requirements.

Booking is essential for both adults and children who wish to attend. Please come for the whole session. 

We will be moving around in groups so please do tell us who you would like to be bubbled with by providing the persons full name when booking.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Click here to book.

Big Coronation Picnic

On Sunday 7 May, we are having a Big Coronation Picnic and Barbecue!

Come along to The Green from 12pm as we gather together to share friendship, food and fun.

Bring your own picnic or grab a FREE burger or hot dog from the BBQ*. We’ll have FREE soft drinks available, FREE crafts and FREE activities and games too.

Everyone is welcome. There is no need to sign-up just turn up on the day! See you there!

Please bring your picnic blankets or deckchairs to sit on!

If you would like to be part of the team involved in making the event happen on the day, please complete this form – we would love to have you involved!

*Free while stocks last. Available from 12pm onwards.