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The Week Ahead

THE CHURCH WILL BE OPEN FOR PRAYER
from Monday 22nd June

Faith & Practice

Mission Giving

In 2015 and 2016, St Michael & All Angels supported the international charity Save the Children, national charity Crisis and local charity The Cutteslowe Community Association.

The charities selected by the congregation for support in 2017 and 2018 are:

  International: Médecins sans Frontières
  National: Asylum Welcome
  Local: The Gatehouse

The chosen charities are each the subject of a mission weekend, when their work is highlighted in various ways, and individual members of the congregation are canvassed for financial and other support. The PCC of St Michael's has pledged to add a donation to whatever money is raised at each mission weekend to bring the amount up to £1,500 donated to each charity each year.

For the years 2019 and 2020 the international charity has already been selected – it will be Reaching the Unreached, a charity working in rural villages in South India to help the poorest and most marginalised people, particularly children and women. As well as providing healthcare, clean water, housing, education and support to disadvantaged families, it cares for 1,000 orphaned or abandoned children, many affected by HIV/AIDS. They live with 'foster' mothers in four Children's Villages, are educated in RTU schools and supported through college until they are young adults able to live independent lives. National and Local Charities will be selected by St Michael's FairPlay group.

St Michael's is also supporting the new Oxford Winter Night Shelter project. This is being run by a group of seven churches in Oxford and operates from 2 January to 31 March. There are 10 beds available for rough sleepers each night at one of the participating Churches. The shelter is open from 10.00pm each evening until 8.00am the following morning. St Michael's is not one of the churches offering accommodation, but is twinned with Thursday night’s church, St Alban’s in Charles Street (between the Iffley and the Cowley Roads). St Michael's is supporting St Alban’s with an initial donation of towels and blankets, and ongoing donations to cover the cost of providing pot noodles and porridge to the OWNS guests.

Additionally, the congregation at St Michael's continues to donate food items to Oxford’s foodbank CEF (Community Emergency Foodbank). Tins, packets, tubs, and tubes are collected in a large box at the back of church, and delivered to the food bank once a month, having been blessed at the All-Age service on the first Sunday of the month. CEF helps people who go hungry through debt, sickness, sudden job loss, addiction, marriage breakdown, or simply delays in receiving benefit. In 2016 CEF fed 1,483 adults and 868 kids, that's 2,351 people in total.

In May every year, an energetic and well-organised team from St Michael's takes part in the national week-long house-to-house collection for Christian Aid in the Summertown and Cutteslowe area. Click here for more details of the Christian Aid team and activities at St Michael's.

   Médecins sans Frontières    Asylum Welcome    The Gatehouse

   Save The Children    Crisis    Cutteslowe Community Association

St Michael's Mission Giving team was created to:

1. understand the history of giving at St Michael & All Angels
2. identify which organisation the church supports and amounts given
3. establish why we give as a Church within the wider mission strategy
4. seek out charities to support for two years, one local, one national and one international
5. monitor the annual giving mechanisms and procedures of the Church

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News

BABY & TODDLER

CANCELLED
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STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT

CANCELLED
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SAFARI SUPPER

POSTPONED
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COVID-19 & STM&AA’S PASTORAL RESPONSE

We are putting into place a continuity plan which aims to offer mission and ministry throughout the crisis period.
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THE CAT GROUP

A fellowship group, supporting one another in the faith.
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THE MINISTRY OF HEALING AT ST MICHAEL’S

This ministry will cease during the Coronavirus period.
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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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