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.

 

Seedlings and Saplings

Seedlings is for mums with babies under 1 year on Monday mornings.

Saplings is for a parent/carer to bring pre-schoolers over 1 year on Friday mornings.

Both groups will meet in a great venue: a large room leading to toddler-suitable outside playground not far from Cheswick, Stoke Park and Scholars Chase.

Please email saplings@stmichaelsbristol.org for more information

 

Electoral Roll

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Join the St Michael’s Electoral Roll

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At St Michael’s we want to live to make a difference, by being a Christian heart at the centre of our communities.  We would love you to be part of our Church family and join in.  If St Michael’s is your home church we would encourage you to join the electoral roll

The electoral roll is the Church of England’s official register of who worships with us here at St Michael’s. If you are not currently on the roll, and you have worshiped regularly with us over the last six months, we would love to encourage you to sign-up.

Why have an Electoral Roll?

It is your parish church register of electors. It is the list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting where the elections take place for the Parochial Church Council and the parish’s representatives on the Deanery Synod.  Any person entitled to attend the Annual Church Parochial Meeting may raise any question of parochial or general church interest.

How do I join the Electoral Roll?

You can join the electoral roll online by filling in the form below.
Alternatively, you can complete a paper form and return it to the church office.

How do I know if I am resident in the parish?

You can use a Church Near You to determine whether your home address falls within St Michael’s parish boundaries or not.

Click here to use a Church Near You

I still have questions!

If you still have questions or would like some help, you can contact us.

Electoral Roll Form

Click on the button below to go to the online form

Alternatively, you can download a paper copy   and drop it into the Church Office

St Michael’s Electoral Roll Privacy Notice

Musical Worship

Worship through music

Together, offering a sacrifice of praise to Jesus and experiencing His transforming power through worship

We really value musical worship at St Michael’s, and we seek to make worship accessible for everyone – whether you engage best through the more traditional music at the 9 o’clock or through the contemporary worship at the ten-thirty and six-thirty.

We are blessed with an amazing team of singers, musicians, sound engineers and audio-visual operators who lead us in our worship. If you play an instrument or sing, or if you have tech skills, and are interested in getting involved, we would love to hear from you!

Please look out for our worship pastor, Rachel Rogers, 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

 

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.

Saturday Breakfast

Saturday 9 July

The team is back to cook a delicious cooked breakfast in the new kitchen in St Michael’s Centre.  We will be gathering in the auditorium to eat together, followed by a talk.  Each month we have a different speaker on a range of topics. 

This month our guest speaker is Paul Wagstaff from Compassion UK

Click here to book

 

Repair Cafe

Do you have something at home which is broken but you don’t quite know how to fix it? Well, the Repair Café may be for you! We have people fixing textiles, small electrical items, bikes and much more!

Our next Repair Café is below

The next events for Repair Cafe are:

If you have things to repair or you’d like to get involved in repairing things do come along. Please contact Mike Watkivs via email