Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Friday 23rd October
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Saturday 24th October
10:00
- 12:00
Church open for private prayer
Sunday 25th October
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Communion
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taizé service
Monday 26th October
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Church open for private prayer
Tuesday 27th October
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Church open for private prayer
Wednesday 28th October
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Church open for private prayer
Thursday 29th October
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Friday 30th October
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer

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Church & Community

History: 1904 – 2018

The work begins

Sketch of church

Fundraising began in 1904 to build a new church for Summertown, to replace St John's (1833) which had become too small for the regular congregation, and in 1908 work on todays St Michael's was begun.

1,000 copies of the Order of Service were printed for the ceremony on 11 February 1909 at which the foundation stone was laid by the Countess of Jersey.

Work on the building was expected to be finished by Michaelmas that year, which indeed it was, but only after the decision was taken to cut short the nave and lay a temporary west wall.

The consecration of St Michael's, commemorated by two small lights in the East window, took place on 29 September 1909.

Architect: A Mardon Mowbray
Builders: Wooldridge & Simpson
Site donated by Alderman Francis Twining

Information taken from 'A brief history of the two Anglican churches in Summertown' by Margaret R Fulford



Final completion — The Threshold Project

Artist Impression of new interior

Over 100 years after a temporary west wall was erected in brick when the funds ran out, we wanted to realise the original vision by completing the building for the community.

In June 2014, the church undertook a community engagement survey called, 'At the Heart of It'.

The Threshold Project is a response to the needs of the local community portrayed in the survey.

Lying at the heart of Summertown, geographically situated between Cutteslowe and Waterways, St Michael's acts as a conduit between people and places offering facilities for workshops, seminars and groups to share.

Now complete in 2018, the new facilities offer hospitality in the form of a kitchen, an office, toilets and essential storage space.

Read more about this exciting development in our Theshold section

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Morning Prayer
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News

Baby & Toddler

Postponed - read more for latest update ...
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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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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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COVID-19 & STM&AA’S PASTORAL RESPONSE

We are putting into place a continuity plan which aims to offer mission and ministry throughout the crisis period.
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THE MINISTRY OF HEALING AT ST MICHAEL’S

This ministry will cease during the Coronavirus period.
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GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS AVAILABLE

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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MONTHLY FOODBANK COLLECTION

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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SILVER ECO AWARD RECEIVED

The Eco Team have confirmed our silver award from A Rocha.
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