Heart of the Community Gift Day 12 May 2019

This Gift Day supports the resources and buildings for St Michael’s Church, as we aim to be a Christian heart at the centre of the community.

Living to make a difference, through discipleship, outreach and service.


  • The completion of St Michael’s Centre
  • The refurbishment and protection of St Michael’s Church
  • Upgrading the Old School Rooms
  • Mission in the UK and beyond.

Giving Thanks

  • St Michael’s Centre continues to thrive.
  • The Gift day in May 2018 has enabled work to start on the upstairs offices.
  • During 2018, we reapid £280,185 of capital off our loans, and £32,447 of interest on those loans.
  • We serve church and community groups, local and regional charities and businesses, and many more.
  • We have hosted many invitational events.
  • In 2019 we’ve donated £100,000 towards mission initiatives.
  • We’ve invested in renewing St Michael’s Church tower.
  • We’ve resources double glazing in the Old School Rooms Coffee Shop.

One Church, One Vision

  • Our vision is Living to make a difference by being a Christian heart at the centre of the community.
  • Our vision is realised by focusing on Discipleship, Outreach and Serving Our Community.
  • To make our vision happen, we hold 2 gift days a year. One in November to support day-to-day minsitry, and one in May to support our resources and buildings.

God has told us:

Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back, lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left.

Isaiah 54:2-3

Our aims

  • Develop the arches corridor, giving access to large meeting rooms, storage and kitchen to support large events and complete the Auditorium.
  • Upgrade the Old School Rooms kitchen facilities.
  • Support the refurbishments of St Michael’s Church building.
  • Continue to meet our mortgage obligations, and, if possible, repay some loans early.

What we’re asking now

  • Gift day is 12 May 2019.
  • We are continuing our journey of faith with the Heart of the Community project.
  • Please pray about what you are able to give. Together we can play our part. We can make more of a different across our community and beyond.

This appeal is an invitation

If you’re not yet giving…..

Some of us haven’t been able to support our resources and building project as yet. Could now be your time to begin giving?

If you’re new to St Michael’s…..

Maybe you’ve recently joined church and not yet grasped the vision to be a Christian heart at the centre of the community. Would you consider giving towards the development of the buildings and resources to enable the vision?

If you can give more…..

Some of us are in a better financial position than wehen the Heart of the Community project began. Please pray about increasing your giving.

What next?

Please download a pledge form here,

UK taxpayers can also complete a simple GiftAid form, which means the government will donate an extra 25% on top of your giving at no cost to you or the project.

If you would like to know more about any of the Heart of the Community project, how the money is spent, or help with ways to make one-off donations or arrange regular giving, please contact the church office.

HOTC Gift day 2019 by Laura Thomas

Paul Kerensa

One Man Show from Top Comedian Paul Kerensa

Friday 10 May 7.30pm

Back by popular demand following Carols and Comedians in December, Paul Kerensa brings us his one man show!

Writer for BBC1’s Miranda and Not Going Out, among countless others, Paul Kerensa’s the in-demand comic who plays comedy clubs and cathedrals.

He’s one of the few to have appeared both at London’s Comedy Store and on Radio 2’s Pause For Thought. A decade into his stand-up career, Paul’s one-man show has played to packed-out churches and other venues over the last few years, including festivals from Spring Harvest, Greenbelt and New Wine, to the Edinburgh Fringe and Montreal Comedy Festival. Most recently, he part of the writing team for TFI Friday, Top Gear, Royal Variety Performance and Buble at the BBC. Paul’s books include Amazon top 100 bestseller Hark! The Biography of Christmas and children’s book Noah’s Car Park Ark. Paul is a regular on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show.

‘If I was a joke thief, I would be shinning up Paul Kerensa’s drainpipe.’ Milton Jones
‘A comic wave that just keeps coming … As effortless a writer as he is a performer.’ The Stage
‘Paul Kerensa’s writing never fails to be uniquely funny and interesting. TV comedy is richer for Paul being a part of it.’ Miranda Hart

Book now

Help shape the faith of the next generations!

We are currently recruiting for two exciting and key positions in the life of St Michael’s.

Youth Minister

Children and Families’ Minister

Both are senior leadership positions. The successful applicants will have a passion to reach and enable children and/or young people to follow Jesus, and a call to equip volunteers for works of service.

Is this you, or someone you know? Closing date for both positions is 30 April

Alpha Supper – 1 May

We’ve been running the course at St Michael’s for many years, and hundreds of people have enjoyed the course here.

We meet once a week for 8 weeks, share food together, listen to a talk and then split into small groups for open, honest discussion. Alpha is a place where no subject is off limits, and no question is too silly, too difficult or too controversial.

Alpha at St Michael’s is held on Wednesday evenings with dinner. There is no charge for Alpha, but we do invite guests to make a donation towards the cost of the food and drink if they wish.

The next Alpha course begins with a taster session on Wednesday 1 May

Please get in touch if you are interested. You can sign-up here to say you are coming to the taster session – with no pressure to sign-up to the full course. Just come and see!

Easter at St Michael’s

Join in this Holy Week as prepare for the joy of Easter Sunday.
Everyone is welcome to all our services and celebrations.

Maundy Thursday 18 April  Holy Communion

7.30pm St Michael’s Church

Good Friday 19 April Easter Messy Church

The Easter story, crafts and lunch!

11am—12.30pm St Michael’s Centre

Good Friday 19 April Reflective Service “The Nail”

In 15 minute segments, as we hear the story of Jesus’ crucifixion through the eyes of those who were there.12pm St Michael’s Church (with Communion at 1.45pm)

Easter Sunday 21 April

10.30am Family Celebration with Communion St Michael’s Centre

6.30pm Evening Celebration St Michael’s Centre

Vision Night

Vision Night with Annual Church Meeting

Join us on Wednesday 24 April at 7.30pm in St Michael’s Centre for our Annual Vision Night.

It’s a great chance to look back together at the past year of life at St Michael’s, and to look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for us as a Church.

All are welcome!  We’ll also have drinks and nibbles for everyone.

If you’re on the Electoral Roll, you’ll also be able to vote on some of the practical issues.

At the Annual Church Meeting we will elect some new PCC Members and elect a new Church Warden as well as re-electing one.

The Annual Report for 2018 can be downloaded here

The Statutory Accounts for 2018 can be downloaded here

The minutes from last year’s APCM can be seen here

Philippa Hanna

Philippa Hanna

Known Tour 2019
Women’s event for all ages

Saturday 1 June 2019

St Michael’s Centre is excited to welcome award-winning singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna for a special evening especially for Women and girls, in support of Compassions Child Survival Intervention Program in Togo  

The ‘Known’ tour is a fabulous opportunity to bring together girls of all ages for an unforgettable event in support of an incredible cause. Philippa will be sharing her most well-loved songs alongside her honest and relatable stories with a sprinkling of humor.

Over a ten year career Philippa has toured with the likes of Leona Lewis, Lionel Richie, Little Mix and many more. She has played over 1000 shows in 25 countries, released 5 studio albums and visits as many as 150 churches a year. Her latest book ‘Amazing You’ aims to encourage and inspire others to overcome fear and fulfill their potential. Alongside her husband Joel, the pair share their trademark feel-good music, thoughtful songs and moving testimony in a show that is both inspiring and appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds.

It’s been a dream of mine to do a women’s event tour for some time. I love what happens when we bring the ladies in our lives into one place. You can share things with a group of girls that you normally wouldn’t, whilst making incredible memories! When Compassion told me about their Child Protection Intervention Program I knew it was the perfect cause to base this tour around. It is girls being girls, helping girls! And having a great night whilst we’re at it! – Philippa Hanna

‘Known’ is the title of an upcoming single for Philippa and aims to spread the message that all people deserve to be loved, protected and ‘Known’.

Proceeds from the event go to Compassion‘s Mother and Child Intervention project in Togo

Book now

Youth Minister Vacancy

We are looking to appoint a Youth Minister to our senior leadership team to enable young people become life-long disciples of Jesus. This is a senior leadership position. You will have a passion to reach and enable young people to follow Jesus. You will also need a call to equip volunteers, young people, and our full time time youth team for works of service.

Download full role description and application form below.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 April. Email your completed applications to admin@stmichaelsbristol.org

Application Pack (pdf)

Application form

Confidential Declaration Form

Children & Families Minister Vacancy

We are looking to appoint a Children and Families’ Minister to our senior leadership team. You will have a passion for reaching and equipping children and families for lives of discipleship. You will also need a call to equip volunteers, children and families for works of service.

Download full role description and application form below.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 April.
Email your completed applications to admin@stmichaelsbristol.org

Application Pack (pdf)

Application Form

Confidential Declaration Form