Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Friday 20th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Saturday 21st April
10:00
- 12:30
Susie & Michael Snyder, blessing of Eliana (11am)
Sunday 22nd April
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taizé service
Monday 23rd April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
14:00
- 15:30
Wives Fellowship (2pm start)
Tuesday 24th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby & Toddler
Wednesday 25th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Thursday 26th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 10:40
Midweek Eucharist
17:30
- 18:30
Choristers
18:30
- 19:45
Choir Practice
Friday 27th April
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer

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
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News

The Blessing of the Threshold

Bishop Steven will be blessing the Narthex, kitchen, office and toilets on April 22nd (10am).
Read more …

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

The APCM is on Sunday 15th April (after church). This meeting gives an account of the church's activity in the last year.
Read more …

Mum's Spirituality & Faith Group

A new informal evening get-together is starting up once a month for mum's.
Read more …
 
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