Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Tuesday 22nd August
10:00
- 12:00
Baby and Toddler Group
Wednesday 23rd August
10:30
- 12:30
Jill Marchant Funeral (11:30) (Crem an hour later)
Thursday 24th August
10:00
- 10:40
Midweek Eucharist
Sunday 27th August
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
silent 1/2 hour service
Tuesday 29th August
10:00
- 12:00
Baby and Toddler Group

Faith & Practice

Arts Projects at St Michael's

The light, spacious interior of the church has proved to be a superb setting for displaying art work.

In its centenary year of 2009, the church hosted a major community art project in which members of the local community and nearby schools, came to participate in workshops run in the church by a team of artists.

Over the course of 2 weeks, over 100 angels were made and suspended from the rafters inside the south aisle of the church. The installation was exhibited as part of Art Week Angels Artweeks that year and remained in situ until 2010.

During Artweeks this year, with new screens made especially for the church, the north aisle was transformed into a stunning exhibition space. Four local artists showed their work and attracted hundreds of visitors during the course of the week.

The resounding success of this pilot exhibition demonstrates that St Michael's offers another much-needed exhibition space in Oxford.

 

Art in Worship

In 2006, St Michael and All Angels commissioned Claire Christie Sadler to portray the 14 Stations of the Cross for the church. These were completed the following year after a trip to the Holy Land led by the vicar at the time, the Rev Jan Rushton.

One of the drawings by Claire

Claire produced a set of drawings depicting the narrative of Jesus' journey to the Cross.

She wrote: I feel that over the years this subject has often been sanitised and romanticised. I wanted to convey something of the sheer brutality and agony of a crucifixion – both physical and emotional – but because this was the Son of God, to treat it with dignity and respect too…

The drawings were dedicated in 2007 by Bishop John Pritchard and are displayed permanently in sequence around the church, each situated underneath ceramic number plaques made by Edith Holt. During Lent these stations are used as a focus for contemplative worship.

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

From the Church of England web site
© The Archbishops' Council

News

Church Halls car park

The construction of the 3 apartments will begin in July.
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Groundbreaking: The Threshold Project

Sunday 2 July after the 10am All age Eucharist with drinks and a ceremonial turning of the sod!
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One more person needed for South Africa

Our link parish in Tuang in the diocese of Kimberley & Kuruman would like one of our parishioners to represent St Michael's.
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Eco-Justice Sunday 10am June 18th

How can the church undertake a more sustainable and environment-friendly world?
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Monthly FoodBank collection

Please try to bring something to put in the box for the first Sunday of the month at the All-Age service.
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St Michael & All Angels is a training parish

We are privileged that our church is used as a resource for the formation of Christian leaders in the Church of England.
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A Blog for all Seasons

Gavin’s weekly blog has journeyed to a site which you can access with this link: www.gavinknight.me
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Buy a brick for the Threshold Project

If you would like to contribute to the growth of our church, simply buy a brick. Details on our website.
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Gluten-free!

We now have Gluten-free communion wafers if you request them.
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Listen to sermons at home

Each week the sermon is recorded and placed on to our website.
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