Church Events

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The Week Ahead

Friday 14th December
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Sunday 16th December
08:00
- 09:00
Holy Eucharist with sermon, no hymns (traditional language)
10:00
- 11:00
Parish Eucharist
18:30
- 20:00
Carol Service
Monday 17th December
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Tuesday 18th December
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 12:00
Baby & Toddler
Wednesday 19th December
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
Thursday 20th December
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer
10:00
- 10:40
Midweek Eucharist
17:30
- 18:30
Choristers
18:30
- 19:45
Choir Practice
Friday 21st December
09:00
- 09:30
Silent Prayer
09:30
- 10:00
Morning Prayer

St Michael's is an Eco Church

Community & Global

We are engaging with, and participating in, local networks and events:

Fairplay Climate Justice work
Trap Grounds Springwatch
OxClean
RSPB birdwatch
Cutteslowe Park walk







Toilet Twinning display
We raised £405.85 for Toilet Twinning.

Six of our new toilets in church are now twinned with toilets in other parts of the world.

The Toilet twinning organisation fundraises with Tearfund to provide water and sanitation solutions for (and with) people living in poverty; including those in refugee camps.

Read more here …


Wild Christian
Are you a Wild Christian?

Join the Wild Christian community to explore the connections between faith, nature and big environmental issues like climate change.

Each month, we'll send you something to think about and a practical action that you can take in your own home to help nature along. We can all then share our efforts on social media to get a wider conversation going.

More details here …


Swifts in Oxford
Our Swift response

In response to the RSPB "giving nature a home" initiative and the local project "Introducing swifts to Oxford", we have the go ahead to apply for swift boxes. They will be attached to the North East wall of the church (just above the new bike rack area).

Swifts love a long tunnel-like approach to the nest; they are communal birds and are happy to nest alongside other swift families. They are also very good housekeepers - there is no mess below the nests and no need to clean out the nests after use.

Did you know … Swifts can do everything on the wing? They can eat, drink, sleep and even mate in the air. They only land to visit their nest sites.

Watch this space for more swift news … we hope to see swifts nesting in our church grounds next year.

See for more information and to become a swift fan.


Fritillaries
Community Spring Walk in Cutteslowe Park

Sunday 29 April 2018
Start at 3pm and finish about 5pm

Bring a picnic - and perhaps see the Fritillaries!

More details here …




Trapgrounds path
May Morning Birdsong Walk

Monday 1 May 2018
Meet at 7am

One hour guided walk around the Trapgrounds with ornithologist Tom Evans

More details here …


Trapgrounds pond
Springwatch 2018

Sunday 20 May 2018
2pm - 4pm

For all ages: wildlife quest, pond dipping, guided walks etc.

More details here …


Church members registered with Oxclean this year!
Oxclean 1 Oxclean 2




Please sign the notice on St Michael's ecochurch notice board to join the church litter picking group in March 2019.

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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