Sunday 9.00am

You can worship in-person, or join in with worship online.

Our first service on Sunday mornings at St Michael’s is mostly traditional in its style, with more hymns and spoken liturgy than at our contemporary services later in the day. We gather in our historic church building at 9.00am.

Morning Prayer

On the first Sunday of each month the 9 o’clock service is Morning Prayer. This is a simple time of worship, with hymns, prayers, bible readings and a sermon.

Eucharist

The 9 o’clock service on all other Sundays each month includes communion. We welcome all who know and love the Lord to share bread and wine in remembrance of Christ’s death and resurrection.

At all our services there is the opportunity for anyone to receive prayer, for themselves or any other concerns.

The 9 o’clock service is usually finished soon after 10.00am and we then meet for coffee and conversation in the Old School Rooms on the other side of the village green. This also provides an opportunity to meet and chat with those arriving for the 10.30am service.

Other Services

Sunday 10.30am

You can come along in-person or join in with worship online.

At 10.30 every Sunday morning we hold a more contemporary worship service for all ages. Worship is  led by a live band. This is our most popular service for families with children. We meet in the large auditorium of the St Michael’s Centre.

After about 20 minutes the grown-ups remain in the auditorium for more worship, teaching and prayer together. The young people gather in the Old School Rooms for creative fun, activities and learning in their different age groups at Sunday Club. A creche is also provided for those with very small children. And there are discussion and activity groups for teenagers too.

Once a month we share communion all together as a church family. And once a month communion is shared among the adults, whilst the young people are in their groups. The service leaders guide us through the simple act of sharing of bread and wine, with clear explanations for everyone to follow. There is always non-alcoholic wine or juice, and gluten free bread available for those who need it.

At all our services there will be an opportunity for anyone to receive prayer, for themselves or for anything else that concerns them.

The 10.30 service is usually finished shortly before 12 midday, and we share tea, coffee, squash, biscuits and conversation afterwards.

Other Services

Sunday 6.30pm

You can come along in-person, or join in with worship online.

The evening celebration at St Michael’s is usually the most informal and imaginative of our regular worship services. The 6.30 service is held in the auditorium of the St Michael’s Centre. Congregation members come from all walks of life, including those who find it hard to get up on Sunday mornings.

Worship is led by a band and new songs are very often given a test drive at the 6.30pm celebration.

The teaching comes from a wider variety of speakers and frequently explores quite challenging and stimulating subjects.

As with all our services at St Michael’s, the evening celebration includes the opportunity for anyone to receive prayer. It’s not unusual for there to be an extended time of ministry at the 6.30 celebration, when we allow more time and space to listen, to pray for one another and to receive God’s blessing.

We share communion together at the 6.30pm service on the first Sunday of the month.

Other Services

Mid Week Communion

On the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am, a service of Holy Communion is held in St Michael’s Church

When

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am

Where

St Michael’s Church Building

The next events for Midweek Communion are:

Other Services

Evensong

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On the first Sunday of each month the traditional Anglican service of Evensong is held in the church building at 5.00pm. This is a simple act of worship, with spoken liturgy, Bible reading, hymns and a sermon.  This service is in-person only, and is not live-streamed.

As at all our services, there is the opportunity for anyone to be prayed for about any concerns at all.

Other Services

Messy Church

Messy church does what it says on the tin. This is church for people who find sitting still and being quiet impossible. It’s fun, there’s noise, we make stuff, there’s food and there’s lots of mess.

Messy Church enables people of all ages to belong to Christ together through their local church. It is a way of being
church which is particularly suited to families, but welcoming to all. It meets at a time and on a day that suits local families and is particularly aimed at people who have never belonged to a church before.

Our next event is coming soon!

Upcoming events are listed below – click on the event name for more info or to book.

The next events for Messy Church are:

(Messy Church is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF), a Registered Charity. brf.org.uk)

Other Church Services

Osbourne Court Sunday Service

Osbourne Court is the modern residential care home that sits right next door to the St Michael’s Centre on North Road in Stoke Gifford.

Once a month, on a Sunday afternoon, we gather there with residents, their families and carers for a simple act of worship together. Our service includes hymns, testimony, a short talk and some prayers.

We also offer a simple communion service at Osbourne Court on a Thursday morning – usually the second Thursday of the month at 11.00am.

Details of particular dates and times will be made available to residents in the care home.

Other services

Rhythms of Grace

Rhythms of Grace is on sabbatical! We will let you know when it returns…

Rhythms of Grace is a monthly church gathering at St Michael’s, with a focus on quiet time and reflection. We meditate on passages from the bible, come close to God and listen to His voice.

Who

Rhythms of Grace is for anyone who wishes to find space and quiet to meet with God.

When

Rhythms of Grace is once a month.

Where

St Michael’s Church building.

More information

We all live busy lives, often longing for the space to “be” with God. We seek to provide this at Rhythms of Grace and foster an increasing awareness of His presence in our daily lives, learning ways of prayer so that we can be used by Him. No one is the teacher – we are all on the journey together and sense the Holy Spirit’s leading as we follow Him. We use a variety of styles and input, looking at Bible passages, interlinked with items such as poetry, clay and pictures, but there is no insistence on using what is provided; what’s needed may just be a chance to sit and be quiet.

We also want to turn our gaze outwards more to include prayer for the wider world and become contemplative intercessors – praying for others from a place of listening to God and be channels for the Spirit to breathe prayer through us – moved by God’s compassion and His longing, and touched by the world’s pain.

A typical Rhythms of Grace evening would run as follows

Pick up a welcome sheet as you come in.

Find yourself a seat and spend some time in personal reflection/prayer/meditation.

At 8.00pm we join together at the front for a session led by one of the group.

From there on, each meeting is different – but expect to encounter God.

We also hold occasional weekend or day retreats.

What people have said

“I really appreciate the relaxed approach we have… an opportunity to just be alone with God.”

“Refreshing, a place where spiritual growth can occur.”

“It encourages me to put time aside on a monthly basis to be still with God and to explore my faith through stillness and creativity.”

Other Services

Remembrance Sunday 2021

Sunday 14 November is Remembrance Sunday

Our 10.30am Celebration will begin outside with everyone gathering around the war memorial on The Green.

We will be joined by the Royal British Legion, and local Uniformed Groups. A short act of Remembrance will take place, with the laying of wreaths and 2 minutes silence.

After this  everyone else will gather in the auditorium in the St Michael’s Centre. From there, our young people will go to their groups  in the usual places.  Our live-streamed online service will begin at 10.45.