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The Week Ahead

Sunday 9th May
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taizé
Monday 10th May
09:00
- 09:45
Morning prayer
Tuesday 11th May
09:00
- 09:45
Morning prayer
Wednesday 12th May
09:00
- 09:45
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

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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

News

Monthly food bank date change!

From now on the food bank collection will take place at St Michael’s on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 11am to 1pm.
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Experiencing church from home

If you have a device you can easily join us on Sunday live or through the Youtube channel at your leisure.
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Talk on the refugee crisis

What can local Christians do to help this humanitarian disaster? Michael Taylor will attempt to navigate us through the rapids.
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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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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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