Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Saturday 25th January
10:00
- 13:00
The Good Fill
Sunday 26th January
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Communion
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taizé service
Monday 27th January
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 28th January
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby and Toddler group
12:00
- 13:00
Baby and Toddler packing up
19:00
- 20:30
B&F Team (vestry)
Wednesday 29th January
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Thursday 30th January
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 11:00
Holy Eucharist, Common worship
17:30
- 18:30
Choristers
Friday 31st January
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Saturday 1st February
08:00
- 10:00
Men's Breakfast - Steve Hunter

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

The Conversion of Paul

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

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

News

THE MINISTRY OF HEALING AT ST MICHAEL’S

We hope to introduce this ministry at the 10am Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
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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 at the All Age Eucharist 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.
Read more …
 
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