Musical Worship

Worship through music

Our vision for musical worship at St Michael’s is ‘to see all who come to St Michaels being transformed through encountering God in musical worship.

The different services held at St Michael’s encompass a wide range of worshipping styles from the traditional to the contemporary, including action songs to enable all ages to worship together.

The Worship Team

We are blessed with a wonderful team of singers, instrumentalists, sound engineers and audio-visual operators who strive to lead and enable the congregation in their worship of our loving God.

In order to help us grow as a team and as worshippers, we have developed a set of values for the worship team, to complement our vision for musical worship and provide direction.

Join Us

We are always keen to welcome those who want to serve on the worship team. If you would like to get involved either as a musician or on the technical support side, we would love to hear from you.

Please look out for our worship co-ordinators, Tamara and Olly McGregor, at church. Or make contact via the church office.

Men at Home

Men at Home is an informal social group that meets once a week in the Old School Rooms for friendship, conversation, support and a listening ear when required.

When

Mondays 10am–12 midday

Who

Any men who are free at this time for whatever reason

Where

Upstairs in the Old School Rooms (room T4)

How much

There is no charge but donations towards the cost of refreshments are welcome and we take charity collection at Christmas

Contact

If you want more info  please get in touch

 

Link Club

 

The Link Club is a friendly fortnightly gathering for ladies over retirement age.  We meet for conversation and refreshments, and there is usually a speaker as well.

We meet alternately in Stoke Gifford and Little Stoke – hence the name Link Club – because we link the two ends of the parish.

Twice a year we have a coach outing together, once in the summer and once at new year, for a meal.

Who

We welcome all ladies over retirement age, whether or not they are church members.

When and where

2.00pm

Second Thursday of each month in the Old School Rooms, Stoke Gifford

Fourth Thursday of each month at Little Stoke Community Hall

How much

There is a small subscription of £10 a year

Plus £1.50 for each meeting attended

Contact

If you want more info  please get in touch

 

Stoke Gifford Community Library

St Michael’s Church is home to the Stoke Gifford Community Library

We’re partnering with South Gloucestershire Council to host a weekly library service on the first floor of our coffee shop.

Community libraries are linked to the library network which means you can use the South Gloucestershire library membership card to access these services.

 

Everyone is welcome to use the Community Library

Join the library or use your Active library card

Regularly changing books including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, large print, DVD’s and spoken word

Order books at the library or at www.librarieswest.org.uk and collect free of charge

Return books from any library

Use the lift which provides wheelchair access to the first floor

 

Opening hours

The community library is open once every two weeks on Tuesday afternoons (2pm – 4pm) and once every two weeks on Thursday mornings (9am – 11am).

The next events for Stoke Gifford Community Library are:

You can also view these opening hours on the church website calendar.

For more information please contact the church office or visit the South Gloucestershire Library Service website.

 

Community Library

Community libraries are run by local voluntary groups with the support of South Gloucestershire Council who provide stock and advice. They are linked to the library network which means you can use the South Gloucestershire library membership card to access these services

The Community Library for St Michael’s is situated above the Old School Rooms Coffee Shop and is open on alternate Tuesday afternoons from 2pm till 4pm.

Photo Credit: Stoke Gifford Journal

 

Yarn Bombers

Have you seen knitted or crocheted flowers appear around the Stoke Gifford or the teddy bears picnic in the St Michael’s Centre? Well, that’s us!

We are a small group of dedicated knitters and crocheters who like to bring cheer to Stoke Gifford and the surrounding area by displaying knitted and crocheted items for everyone to enjoy.

When & Where

We meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month, in the Coffee Shop at 10 am.

Who

All ages and abilities welcome.

How Much

Depends on how much you spend on yarn and whether there’s a sale at Hobbycraft!

Contact

If you would like to find out more or join in, please contact us through Facebook or email s.m.y.b@outlook.com.

IMPACT – social justice initiative for teenagers

IMPACT is a new Social Justice initiative from St Michael’s youth, for teenagers who are passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of others.

The aim is to make a difference in our community and across our city through acts of kindness.

The first of these monthly events is this coming Tuesday 13th February (2.30pm-5.30pm)  and is open to all teenagers, whether part of St Michael’s or not.

For more information  and to sign up, please head to the St Michael’s youth website.

 

Your Christmas Journey

Did you know you can receive free Christmas reflections during December & early January? The Church of England have created  a set of 13 short Reflections to take us through the Christmas period, entitled “Your Christmas Journey”

You can sign up to get them in various ways.  You can text GodWithUs to 88802 to get messages from

For more info or to sign up via emails, please visit their website 

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says:

Your Christmas Journey seeks to help you explore what the Christmas story might mean in your life. The constant refrain of Christmas, in carols and readings, is that God is with us. In whatever situations you find yourself this Christmas, God is with you – you need only turn to him and ask to know his presence. “

 

Stoke Gifford Community Library

Community libraries are run by local voluntary groups with the support of South Gloucestershire Council who provide stock and advice.

They are linked to the library network which means you can use the South Gloucestershire library membership card to access these services.

A community library is situated on the mezzanine above the Old School Rooms Coffee Shop, and is open on the following dates:

Tuesdays fortnightly 2pm to 4pm. 

24 October

7 November

21 November

5 December

19 December

 

What’s available?

A changing collection of adults and children’s books, large print, spoken word and DVDs.

Full reservation and collection facilities are available – so if there’s something you’d like to read that isn’t in stock, then you can order it in!