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 our communities. Everyone is welcome at St Michael’s.
We live to make a difference by Learning and Growing in our faith. We do this together. All of the ministries below are a reflection of the desire to learn and grow together. It’s the definition of Discipleship, 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.
We are called to share our faith in Jesus. The Church exists to spread the good news of Jesus’ love & life. We are committed to achieving this locally. We also 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.
Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. Our attitude should be the same. Serving our communities 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 by being a Christian heart at the centre of our communities.
On Saturday 16 March, the Eco Group is holding a Clothes Swap from 10am – 12pm in the Lower Hall in St Michael’s Centre.
What is a Clothes Swap?
It is described as “where people gather to exchange clothing that they no longer wear. This helps in responsibly rehoming clothes that no longer have value to you but could be just the right thing for someone else’s wardrobe. In a world thriving on overproduction of clothes, a clothes swap is a way to extend the lifetime of the clothing we already own, and making our wardrobes more economic”.
For this event, please bring men’s, women’s or child’s (age 5 and above) clothes, shoes or accessories that are of good quality, clean, dry, and wearable (no underwear please) to swap and update your wardrobe! When you bring some clothes, you will be given a token to “buy” items that other people have brought along!
Donations for WaterAid as part of World Water Day.
Several members of St Michael’s have been working hard, on ways we can better our care for God’s world in our worship and teaching; in how we look after our buildings, in how we engage with our communities, and in our personal lifestyles.
As you know the Eco Group have been working hard over the last few months and this work has been rewarded with us achieving our Eco Church Bronze Award. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 6 July 7pm in Seminar Room 2 where we will be looking at how we can progress towards achieving the Eco Church Silver Award, plus looking at what initiatives we can focus on going forward – all are welcome!
More info on some of the things our Eco group have been looking at is here