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.
St Michaels Church now has a link with North Bristol Foodbank. We hope to help to alleviate the pain and suffering some people in our area are feeling due to circumstances beyond their means. There is now a fixed donation point in the foyer of the Old School Rooms where you can put food donations for the North Bristol Foodbank.
The North Bristol foodbank, as part of the UK-wide Trussell Trust Foodbank network, provides a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis. In Bristol, there are three Trussell Trust foodbanks and a number of independent foodbanks.
You can click here to watch a youtube video about Trussell Trust Foodbanks.
You can also click here to download a foodbank shopping list.
And more information can be found on their website
You can also talk with Sid Cameron, who is our champion for North Bristol Foodbank at St Michaels Church.
The Old School Rooms Coffee Shop is an important part of the work of St Michael’s Church, and has a fantastic group of volunteers working in it. To continue to serve the community we need at least 20 volunteers a week, every week. Most volunteers work a 4 hour shift once a week (or once a month if working on Saturday). This is a great way to get to know people in the church and the local community.
Is this something you feel you would like to be part of? If so, please do get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or why not have a chat with Ann Cooke, Coffee Shop Manager, when you next drop in for Coffee?