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

Faith & Practice

Arts Projects at St Michael's

The light, spacious interior of the church has proved to be a superb setting for displaying art work.

In its centenary year of 2009, the church hosted a major community art project in which members of the local community and nearby schools, came to participate in workshops run in the church by a team of artists.

Over the course of 2 weeks, over 100 angels were made and suspended from the rafters inside the south aisle of the church. The installation was exhibited as part of Art Week Angels Artweeks that year and remained in situ until 2010.

During Artweeks this year, with new screens made especially for the church, the north aisle was transformed into a stunning exhibition space. Four local artists showed their work and attracted hundreds of visitors during the course of the week.

The resounding success of this pilot exhibition demonstrates that St Michael's offers another much-needed exhibition space in Oxford.

 

Art in Worship

In 2006, St Michael and All Angels commissioned Claire Christie Sadler to portray the 14 Stations of the Cross for the church. These were completed the following year after a trip to the Holy Land led by the vicar at the time, the Rev Jan Rushton.

One of the drawings by Claire

Claire produced a set of drawings depicting the narrative of Jesus' journey to the Cross.

She wrote: I feel that over the years this subject has often been sanitised and romanticised. I wanted to convey something of the sheer brutality and agony of a crucifixion – both physical and emotional – but because this was the Son of God, to treat it with dignity and respect too…

The drawings were dedicated in 2007 by Bishop John Pritchard and are displayed permanently in sequence around the church, each situated underneath ceramic number plaques made by Edith Holt. During Lent these stations are used as a focus for contemplative worship.

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.
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