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.
At St Michael’s we run a 6-week course which enables parents to explore some of the big issues we face – because children don’t arrive with an instruction manual.
The course is for any parents, step-parents, prospective parents or carers of children aged 0–10 years.
It gives us the opportunity to be honest about the joys and struggles of parenting. We look at issues such as the gift of acceptance, the testing child and defending the boundaries.
Family life is under great pressure today and parents face bewildering choices about how to parent effectively. Discovering we are not alone in the challenges we face and picking up ideas from other parents can make a huge difference. We can all learn how to make even the happiest family better.
While The Parenting Children Course is based on Christian principles, it is designed for parents with or without a Christian faith.
The course is usually run once a year, meeting one evening a week for six evenings.
The course is free. Some people choose to make a voluntary donation towards the cost of refreshments and course materials.
We’re pleased to be running another 8 session Marriage Course.
The course is designed as a kind of ‘MOT’ for marriages to help strengthen foundations and build intimacy for couples who are already married. The course will take place in the Coffee Shop, and will be fortnightly on Friday evenings starting 13th April. It will be run by Olly and Tamara McGregor, with input from other couples.
We’re delighted to be running a Parenting course on Tuesday evenings. Starting on 13th June it will run for 6 weeks. If you’d like to find out more please email Karen or Amy or you can book directly onto the course here
Are you recently divorced or separated from a significant relationship and left with emotions of loneliness, shock, rejection, guilt, anger or bitterness? Perhaps you have been divorced or separated for some time but find yourself still struggling with moving forward with your life?
DRW is a national charity running workshops around the country by people who themselves have come through significant relationship breakdown. The aim of the workshops are to help and support people to better understand what they are going through and move on. So “you can go through it or grow through it”.
A new 6 week workshop is starting at St. Michael’s Church Centre on Monday 27th February 7pm- 9pm. For further information, to discuss or book onto the course, contact Jean on 01454 854482 or Nick or Sally on 01454 250376, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We have 2 Alpha courses starting very soon! One on Wednesday evenings and one on Friday afternoons. 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 11th January at 7pm or Friday 13th January at 1pm both in St Michael’s Centre. You are welcome just to turn up, but if you can register your interest in advance that would be helpful. You can sign up here for the evening session, or here for the daytime session. Or alternatively call Vicky on 0117 969 2486