Blue Christmas

Are you feeling that Christmas is a difficult time for you?

Why not join us on Monday 6 December at 7 30pm at St Michael’s Church, Stoke Gifford, or online on youtube ( link will be posted here nearer the date)

We would like to invite you to ‘Blue Christmas’ where you can, with others, acknowledge the “blue” feelings that can come during the Christmas season. It’s an opportunity to use a calm and reflective space to recognise our feelings, to honour them and to offer them to God for healing and transformation. To find hope and Emmanuel (God with us)in the midst of darkness.

We will be using the Advent wreath to focus our thoughts and prayers and to draw close to God; remembering that his son, Jesus, brought light into the world. The light of hope, the light of strength and the light of peace.

There will be stories, music, prayers, poems and space for contemplation. At the end of our time together, there will be light refreshments and access to prayer ministry.

An event from the Hope for the Future and Kintsugi Hope teams at St Michael’s Church.

Christmas Fair 2021

Saturday 27 November 11am-2.30pm

A wonderful event for the community, with stalls galore and fun for everyone.

A great chance to do some Christmas shopping whilst having a lovely time!

We’ve even been able to secure a visit from Father Christmas himself. Come along and join the festive fun!
Please wear a face-covering if you can.

Messy Church – Countdown to Christmas

Please join us for another great session of Messy Church. Our theme Countdown to Christmas will be looking at the way in which Angels feature in the Bible in the run up to the birth of Jesus. Together we will move around specially designed stations that help us think about how we can share the good news of Jesus.

Our 2 course tea will be Sausage, Chips & Beans 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 try to 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?

We look forward to seeing you soon

Click here to book 


Drive-in Carols

We’re so excited to bring Comfort and Joy to the Drive-in this Christmas time!

We had a fantastic time for Drive-in Carols at Sainsbury’s Car Park on Sunday 20 December 2020

Thank you for your dontations on the night. We are donating just over £750 to Caring at Christmas.


There are two identical services. One at 6.30pm and one at 8pm. Please book for the service you want to attend, tickets are not transferable.

Please note there will be no toilet facilities on site.

This event is intended as Drive-in only.

After you have booked, please watch out for a further email on the Friday before the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Your booking is per car. You add names of people attending at the next stage of the booking. 

Please note: this event is compliant with Government guidance and a full risk assessment has been undertaken. You must only attend with members of your own household/support bubble and keep socially distanced from others

Christmas Float

We want to share Comfort and Joy with everyone this Christmas, to bring light to what for many has been a difficult year

So we’ve made a float, with lots of lights and Christmas joy, to take around the streets of the parish!

Our parish is large – covering Stoke Gifford, Cheswick, Stoke Park and Scholars Chase – and we will be taking the float to all these areas throughout December.

Do listen out for the carols and come out and wave at us and join in singing to the carols being played if you would like to!

Dates and times:

Cheswick, Stoke Park and Scholors Chase:
Monday 7 December 5.15pm-7.15pm Scholars Chase
Tuesday 8 December 5.15pm -7.15pm Stoke Park
Wednesday 9 December 5.15pm-7.15pm Cheswick (BTP down towards MOD)
Thursday 10 December 5.15pm-7.15pm Cheswick (BTP upwards towards UWE)
Friday 11 December 5.15pm-7.15pm  Brooklands Park/Highbrook Park

Sainsbury’s Car Park (Fox Den Road)
Saturday 19 December 9.15am – 5.15pm

Stoke Gifford : For more detail on the routes for Stoke Gifford Click here

Monday 14 December 5.15pm-7.15pm
Tuesday 15 December 5.15pm-7.15pm
Wednesday 16 December 5.15pm-7.15pm
Thursday 17 December 5.15pm-7.15pm
Friday 18 December 5.15pm-7.15pm

Sainsbury’s Car Park (Fox Den Road)
Saturday 19 December 9.15am – 5.15pm

If you are a member of St Michael’s who would like to volunteer an hour or two to walk with the float w/c 14 December, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you

For details on how to dontate towards the ministry and mission of St Michael’s, head here

See some fantastic photos of the Christmas Float!