Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Monday 21st September
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 22nd September
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Wednesday 23rd September
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Thursday 24th September
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Friday 25th September
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Sunday 27th September
- 09:00
Holy Communion
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
- 19:00
Contemplative Half-hour
Monday 28th September
- 09:30
Morning Prayer


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The Quarterly

The Summertown-Wolvercote Church Partnership

The latest issue of "The Quarterly" can be read here …

Cross and Dove

Ordination of Clare Leal

Please pray for Clare and the other ordinands on Sunday 20th as they are ordained at St Michael's by Bishop Steven. More details here …

PLEASE NOTE: due to COVID-19, attendance is by invitation only.

The service will be live streamed and available afterwards on:

[The service will be available on our Facebook page.]
[Links to videos of previous livestreamed services are on Sermons & Newsletters page …]

You will also find there audio recordings of the sermons from most of these services, which can be listened to at your leisure.

Weekly church services

  • 08:00 am Holy Eucharist (Traditional Language). This will be celebrated each Sunday from the High Altar - the congregation will be invited to sit in the choir stalls. We will ensure that everyone is distanced appropriately.

  • 10:00 am Parish Eucharist (Common Worship). The service is in Nave, using the Nave Altar and includes singing by a cantor and organ music. It is live streamed on our Facebook page and also available to watch there at your own convenience.

  • 6.30pm Contemplative Half-hour. A service with short prayers, a Bible reading and about 20 minutes of silent prayer. The service is held in the Lady Chapel and there are candles and icons. Please enter through the South Door.

For those attending in person …

Many of the questions being asked around the return to church worship are answered on this Covid-19 leaflet.

There will be a plate for your offering (if you don't already give regularly by other means).

St Michael & All Angels, Summertown continues to be open for private prayer.

You are welcome to use the space to pray in silence, to light a candle, to reflect upon these strange times. If you need further pastoral assistance, please contact Gavin Knight, the vicar. Leaflets will be available with prayers and contact information. Welcomers will be on site to make your visit safe and contained.

The church will be open at the following times:

  • Monday - Wednesday: 10am - 12noon.
  • Saturday: 10am - 12noon.

Please enter the church via the south door. A toilet will be available if required.

Welcome to St Michael & All Angels'


You are very welcome to our website and to our inclusive and growing church family! Our community of faith is more complete because of your presence.

St Michael & All Angels' church is situated in leafy north Oxford, just off the Banbury Road, serving the parish of Summertown, Cutteslowe and Waterways.

The church forms a beautiful sacred space, surrounded by gardens.

We are a family of faith, inclusive and outward-looking, seeking to make a difference to the world that we are rooted in.

St Michael and All Angels Church Summertown

Our worship is contemporary in tone, yet seeking to celebrate the rich traditions of our faith.

The church is dedicated to a "threshold ministry" - inviting the wider community to enter into the sacred space of the building and encouraging one another to serve in the community beyond the church walls.

We have a particular pastoral concern for nurturing the faith of children and young families. We believe that God laughs and plays!

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Our Safeguarding Officer is Sue Smith: 01865 559433
Our second Safeguarding Contact is Ali McIntosh: 01993 822992
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor is Stuart Nimmo: 01865 208290
Safeguarding Administrator (General enquiries): Linda Carpenter: 01865 208267

If you have immediate Concerns about a Child, call the MASH immediately: 0345 050 7666

[The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the front door to Children's
Social Care for all child protection and immediate safeguarding concerns.]

Today's Prayers

Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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New church open hours

The church will remain open on Saturdays and Monday - Wednesday between 10am and 12noon.
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Ordination Service

Live-streaming - this link will take you to the recording live!
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Our choir returns!

Our choir will be returning to sing in public worship from Sunday 11th October.
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Craft & Cake stalk raised £1000!

The Craft and Cake sale total has now reached £1,000...
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OHCT Ride and Stride

Thank you to all who gave generously in sponsorship and to all those who took part.
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We are putting into place a continuity plan which aims to offer mission and ministry throughout the crisis period.
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This ministry will cease during the Coronavirus period.
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Please indicate to one of the clergy or a member of the welcome team before the service if you would prefer a gluten-free communion wafer.
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This is an all-the-year-round collection which is blessed each month before it is taken to the Community Emergency Foodbank.
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The Eco Team have confirmed our silver award from A Rocha.
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