Church Events

January 2018
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The Week Ahead

Monday 22nd January
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 23rd January
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby & Toddler
Wednesday 24th January
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Thursday 25th January
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 26th January
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Sunday 28th January
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 29th January
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer

Faith & Practice

Mission Giving

In 2015 and 2016, St Michael & All Angels supported the international charity Save the Children, national charity Crisis and local charity The Cutteslowe Community Association.

The charities selected by the congregation for support in 2017 and 2018 are:

  International: Médecins sans Frontières
  National: Asylum Welcome
  Local: The Gatehouse

The chosen charities are each the subject of a mission weekend, when their work is highlighted in various ways, and individual members of the congregation are canvassed for financial and other support. The PCC of St Michael's has pledged to add a donation to whatever money is raised at each mission weekend to bring the amount up to £1,500 donated to each charity each year.

For the years 2019 and 2020 the international charity has already been selected – it will be Reaching the Unreached, a charity working in rural villages in South India to help the poorest and most marginalised people, particularly children and women. As well as providing healthcare, clean water, housing, education and support to disadvantaged families, it cares for 1,000 orphaned or abandoned children, many affected by HIV/AIDS. They live with 'foster' mothers in four Children's Villages, are educated in RTU schools and supported through college until they are young adults able to live independent lives. National and Local Charities will be selected by St Michael's FairPlay group.

St Michael's is also supporting the new Oxford Winter Night Shelter project. This is being run by a group of seven churches in Oxford and operates from 2 January to 31 March. There are 10 beds available for rough sleepers each night at one of the participating Churches. The shelter is open from 10.00pm each evening until 8.00am the following morning. St Michael's is not one of the churches offering accommodation, but is twinned with Thursday night’s church, St Alban’s in Charles Street (between the Iffley and the Cowley Roads). St Michael's is supporting St Alban’s with an initial donation of towels and blankets, and ongoing donations to cover the cost of providing pot noodles and porridge to the OWNS guests.

Additionally, the congregation at St Michael's continues to donate food items to Oxford’s foodbank CEF (Community Emergency Foodbank). Tins, packets, tubs, and tubes are collected in a large box at the back of church, and delivered to the food bank once a month, having been blessed at the All-Age service on the first Sunday of the month. CEF helps people who go hungry through debt, sickness, sudden job loss, addiction, marriage breakdown, or simply delays in receiving benefit. In 2016 CEF fed 1,483 adults and 868 kids, that's 2,351 people in total.

In May every year, an energetic and well-organised team from St Michael's takes part in the national week-long house-to-house collection for Christian Aid in the Summertown and Cutteslowe area. Click here for more details of the Christian Aid team and activities at St Michael's.

   Médecins sans Frontières    Asylum Welcome    The Gatehouse

   Save The Children    Crisis    Cutteslowe Community Association

St Michael's Mission Giving team was created to:

1. understand the history of giving at St Michael & All Angels
2. identify which organisation the church supports and amounts given
3. establish why we give as a Church within the wider mission strategy
4. seek out charities to support for two years, one local, one national and one international
5. monitor the annual giving mechanisms and procedures of the Church

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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

News

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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