Church Events

August 2017
    01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

The Week Ahead

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

Faith & Practice

Time for God

Clock face

The Gift of Time

How many times do we feel that we don't have enough time — we are too busy? Or, that after a busy time, that time stretches in front of us and we don't know what to do with it?

Managing time, living comfortably within the 168 hours of a week, is for many of us, one of the most fraught underlying challenges we face.

The starting point is a shift of viewpoint — a reminder:

     All the time we have is God's gift
God gives us time to come to know God

We don't earn time, or justify ourselves by our use of it. We just have to receive it in the knowledge that we are God's creatures. God doesn't ask us to live as we can do more than will fit into 168 hours a week. God just asks us to make choices in the way we use our time that deepen our relationship with God.

The Church is the community of people that help one another in making those choices, sharing activities and company that remind us of the holiness of our time:


You might find it helpful to download and print the following:

"Personal Time Audit"

"Match Your Time and Talents with Church Activity"

"Life at St Michael & All Angels"

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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


Church Halls car park

The construction of the 3 apartments will begin in July.
Read more …

Groundbreaking: The Threshold Project

Sunday 2 July after the 10am All age Eucharist with drinks and a ceremonial turning of the sod!
Read more …

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.
Read more …

Eco-Justice Sunday 10am June 18th

How can the church undertake a more sustainable and environment-friendly world?
Read more …

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.
Read more …

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.
Read more …

A Blog for all Seasons

Gavin’s weekly blog has journeyed to a site which you can access with this link:
Read more …

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.
Read more …


We now have Gluten-free communion wafers if you request them.
Read more …

Listen to sermons at home

Each week the sermon is recorded and placed on to our website.
Read more …
Oxford Diocese logo Livingfaith logo Traidcraft logo