Forest Church

At Forest Church, we explore God’s creation, sing songs, hear bible stories, play games and have lots of fun along the way – whatever the weather!

Meet at the entrance to the woods on Long Down Avenue (opposite Bushy Leas)

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St Michael’s is a Welcome Hub!

We are delighted to share that we have recently signed up with South Glos Council to be a Community Integration Hub for Resettling Communities (Refugees & Asylum Seekers).

So far this has led to us hosting weekly English Classes, monthly Clothes Distribution and Signposting Events, and from next month we will be starting to hold twice-weekly housing support sessions .

This is a great way of us living out our vision of ‘Living to make a Difference’ by being a Christian Heart at the Centre of our Communities and is an excellent use of our community centre.

For details of the events taking place across all the Welcome Hubs across South Gloucestershire, why not follow the Facebook page, or view the online calendar.

Revd Canon Simon Jones

Congratulations to Simon who has been installed as Honorary Canon at Bristol Cathedral.

This honour is a recognition of Si’s work as Rector and Area Dean, as well as leader of the Heart of the Community Project.

Si was installed alongside 5 others from across the Diocese, and all were well supported within the congregation.

Si said  “A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone at St Michael’s who came to the Cathedral on Sunday. I felt very loved and supported by you all. It was a privilege to be installed as a Canon at Bristol Cathedral and an on-going joy to lead St Michael’s.”


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Stoke Gifford World War One Centenary Event

On Saturday 2nd August we are joining with the Stoke Gifford Royal British Legion to host a community event on the Green, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. We’ll be raising money jointly for the RBL Poppy Appeal and the Heart of the Community project. 

Bradley Stoke Radio will be in attendance, along with Westerleigh Brass Band and Mini Massive Sax Flextet, and there will be lots of other things to see and do.  The OSR Coffee Shop will be open serving tea, coffee, cold drinks and cakes – and on the other side of the Green the Beaufort Arms will be putting on a barbecue.

Children are invited to wear fancy dress, for a little parade and a chance to win a prize.  Please do come along and support this community event!