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The Week Ahead

Sunday 24th March
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Taize
Monday 25th March
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 26th March
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby and Toddler Group
12:00
- 13:00
B&T packing up
Wednesday 27th March
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Thursday 28th March
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
18:30
- 19:45
Choir Practice
Friday 29th March
08:30
- 09:00
Silent Prayer
09:00
- 09:30
Morning Prayer
Sunday 31st March
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 19:00
Silent Prayer

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

Silent and Morning Prayer times to change

From the start of 2019, the times of the daily Silent and Morning Prayers will be brought forward by 30 minutes to 8:30 and 9:00 am respectively.
Read more …

Toilet Twinning

Thank you! We raised £405.85:-)
Read more …

The Guardian Angel

The latest edition has been printed and can also be found on our web site.
Read more …
 
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