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.
Alpha is an 8 week course (plus a taster session and a day together in the middle) during which we have the opportunity to discuss all sorts of issues related to the Christian faith.
There’s a topic for each session, but we can discuss anything and everything! If you’re new to faith, or just thinking about it, come and join us on Wednesday 22 January in St Michael’s Centre. We’re having a taster session and a tasty supper! You are welcome just to turn up, but it’s helpful or catering purposes if you can sign up in advance!
Join us in our historic Church building on Sunday 22 December, for our annual traditional carol services. It’s held twice, once at 4pm and then repeated at 6.30pm. This is so we can accomodate as many people as possible! Featuring St Michael’s Christmas Choir
In our morning worship services we’ll be looking at the book of Daniel “being faithful in exile”. In the evening celebration, we’ll be focusing on practicing the way of Jesus. At each of our Sunday services there is worship, teaching and an opportunity to receive prayer. We look forward to seeing you.
Starting on 5 December, Theologian Amy Orr-Ewing is sharing 20 daily reflections on her instagram channel. Tom recommends these saying ” I’m watching these advent reflections by the brilliant Dr Amy Orr Ewing from The Zacharias Trust.They are fresh, pithy and provoking! “
Starting on Sunday 1 December, take a photo each day in Advent using the daily prompts. Share on social media with #StMAdvent2019
How to Play
Playing along is really simple! Just look at the list each day and take a photo using the prompt as inspiration. So, for example, Day 1 is Candle, so all you have to do is take a photo of a candle, or something that represents a candle to you. You can then share your photo on either Facebook or Instagram or both! To share on Instagram, just upload with the hashtag #StMAdvent2019 and you’re done (more details below if you need them though), and to share on Facebook, upload to your personal page or head to the special Facebook group and share there.
How to Share on Instagram
Simply upload the photo to Instagram, add a caption (you could mention the day and the prompt in the caption), add the hashtag #StMAdvent2019 and then publish. You can also tag the St Michael’s Instagram page. Check out the #StMAdvent2019 hashtag to see all the other photos. Like them and comment on them, encourage each other and take inspiration.
Join the Facebook Group. Upload the photo in the group and then publish. Alternatively you can just share on your personal page. Check out the photos shared in the group, or amongst your friends. Comment, like and be part of the photo-taking community. Share amongst your friends and tag in St Michael’s page.
How to Share on Twitter
Post your photo and use the Hashtag #StMAdvent2019 , you can also tag us @stMichaelsSG
Print out the list, save it as your screensaver or save it to your camera roll. You can also revisit this webpage.
We would love to be able to share some of your photos during advent, including on the pre-service visuals. By sharing your photos on the hashtag in Instagram, and/or in the Facebook Group, you are consenting to the possible subsequent sharing of your image on St Michael’s digital media ( website/social media/visuals during services).