St Michael’s, Stoke Gifford is a lively, growing Anglican church on the northern edge of Bristol. We are a welcoming crowd of everyday people, living to make a difference by being a Christian heart at the centre of the community. Everyone is welcome at St Michael’s.
There are dozens of ways to connect at St Michael’s, not just within our weekly worship on Sundays. We explore, learn, share and relax together in all kinds of groups and activities, seven days a week. There are opportunities for everyone to play their part.
We are all learning at St Michael’s. Journeying together. And it’s often as we try new things that we grow fastest. That’s what discipleship is all about, and it’s central to our work through our small groups and courses, and in our commitment to prayer, care and sharing the resources we’ve been given.
Outreach plays a vital part in our life as a church. We aim to make a difference well beyond our parish boundaries. We support and work with teams that fight poverty and spread the good news of Jesus locally, nationally and around the world.
Serving the community is the heartbeat of life at St Michael’s. Our coffee shop, our meeting rooms and our professional pre-school and nursery are used by hundreds of local families, businesses, groups and individuals all year round. And the generosity of all those who volunteer is constantly bringing reality to our vision of living to make a difference.
Gather at 7.45 for 8pm start. In the busyness of life we can sometimes find it difficult to find that time and space to spend with God and to find the words in prayer.
In this hour of Soaking Prayer we will be resting in His Presence and allowing ourselves to be open to the Lord. Please bring something to lie on, and a pillow or fleece for comfort Hosted by the Journeying Together Life Group.
On Thursday 31 October we are having a Light Party for Primary School aged children! We do this each year so that children can celebrate light, instead of the darkness that is often associated with 31 October. It is always a lot of fun! We’re running two parties
3.30pm – 5pm for Reception and KS1 ages
5.30pm – 7pm for KS2 ages
These will be drop-off and leave sessions in the auditorium. Crafts, games and food will be provided.
Booking is essential (by Friday 25 October) Please click here to book
Sunday 10 November is Remembrance Sunday. Our 10.30am Celebration will begin outside at the slightly earlier time of 10.25am with everyone gathering around the war memorial on The Green. We will be joined by the Royal British Legion, and local Uniformed Groups. A short act of Remembrance will take place, with the laying of wreaths and 2 minutes silence. After this our young people will meet for their groups and activities in the usual places, and everyone else will gather in the auditorium in the St Michael’s Centre for the rest of our Celebration.
Every year we take part in Operation Christmas Child – making up for shoeboxes of gifts for children worldwide. This is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project and is run by Samaritans Purse. It’s a great way to show God’s love in a tangible way to help needy children.
Click here for information on how to pack a shoebox . We also have leaflets available in Church and St Michael’s Centre.
Tougher import regulations mean no toothpaste and sweets as shoebox gifts from this year. Let’s think creatively by adding other fun toyes, school supplies and hygiene items that a child will love. More ideas here
Please drop off your boxes in church or St Michael’s Centre ready for collection by Sunday 17 November.
With GERALDINE LATTY and GOSPEL GENERATION COMMUNITY CHOIR and featuring a live band.
Join us for for an amazing night of live Gospel singing with Gospel Generation Community Choir, joined by the immensely talented Geraldine Latty and Carey Luce. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening!
We are thrilled to be the context church this year for six Ordinands, who are all studying at Trinity College to be future vicars.
Julie, Si and Tom will each be responsible for oversight of two students. Welcome to Joe Palfreyman, David Wilkie, Eleanor Huggins, and Rob McDonald ,and welcome back to Vicky Wicks and Tom Hodkinson. You’ll be seeing them around about about, especially on a Sunday, so please make them feel welcome!