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.
Bishop Lee is coming to the St Michael’s Centre to lead the Confirmation service for the Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Deanery. Confirmation is an opportunity to publicly “confirm” your belief in Jesus. If you were baptised as a baby, confirmation can be particularly meaningful, as you “confirm” those promises for yourself. It’s an opportunity to be prayed for by the Bishop to be “filled with the Holy Spirit” too if you’re a new Christian. There will also be 2 preparation sessions prior to the service (dates to be advised). Please get in touch if you feel Confirmation is for you
Adult Baptism – 25th September
In September we’re holding our second Adult Baptism Service using the Baptistry in our Auditorium.
It’s for those who weren’t baptised as a child, and have a desire and commitment to respond to God’s call to follow Jesus.
If you feel that full-immersion baptism could be right for you, then please get in touch.
Bishop George Cassidy is coming to lead a confirmation service at St Michael’s in July.
Confirmation is an opportunity to ‘confirm’ your belief in Jesus. If you were baptised as a baby, confirmation can be particularly meaningful, as you ‘confirm’ those promises for yourself. It is an opportunity to be prayed for by the Bishop to be filled with the Holy Spirit too.
Sunday 14 July
St Michael’s Church
If you have already been baptised and confirmed but have come into a new and deeper fullness in your Christian life this last year, you might like to consider a public affirmation of your baptism vows at this service as a witness to God’s goodness to you.
If you are interested in Confirmation, Baptism or re-affirmation to your Baptism vows please talk to a member of church staff.