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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
RSPB birdwatch
Cutteslowe Park walk
Low Carbon Oxford North

Summertown Climate Cafe

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

Come along to the Summertown Climate Cafe - a free regular event for all, where you can share your thoughts and feelings about climate change over a hot drink and cake. Organised by Low Carbon Oxford North.

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WWF Earth Hour

Switch off for our world!. In the UK every year millions take part in Earth Hour to help protect our planet. To learn more, go to:

Swift Boxes
Arrivals for our swift boxes!

Predicted date for the swift arrival from Africa to Summertown is May 8th - 20th; they are very precise in their behaviour!

As soon as you spot any nosey swifts investigating our boxes way above the bike racks, please email citing ST MICHAEL'S SWIFTWATCH Many thanks!

One member of our congregation, Suzanne Dalton, helped to paint the swift boxes erected on this superb new sculpture in the University Park.

Insect House
Our new Insect house

Is now becoming a cosy home for all bugs and later, hopefully the frogs and newts will enjoy the cool damp spaces between the stones.

Crocuses in Bloom

Many hands planted these crocuses now in bloom given by Rotary Spires in aid of their End Polio Now campaign.

March Spring Clean
Spring Clean 1 Spring Clean 2

Congratulaions to Oxclean for attracting 84 groups to register for litter collection in Oxford this year! St Michael's folk joined people in Waterways, Alexandra Park and around the shops. More of us (pictured) also collected from the top of the Banbury Rd, north of the Banbury Rd roundabout and from the walkway behind Cherwell School.

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.

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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.

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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.

Today's Prayers

Morning Prayer
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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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Come and see

A series of sessions for enquirers in the Christian faith.
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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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We are putting into place a continuity plan which aims to offer mission and ministry throughout the crisis period.
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This ministry will cease during the Coronavirus period.
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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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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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