We at the Church of St Michael at the North Gate are honoured to have taken part in the commemorations of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, including the civic service with prayers offered for HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at the Cathedral, available to watch above. We continue to keep Her Majesty the Queen and the whole Royal Family in our prayers.


From the Vicar

We remain OPEN for public worship and private prayer

We are thankful to be allowed to remain open during this lockdown. Our opening hours are 10.30am until 3.30pm. We continue to stream services weekly on our channel, alongside our in person services. If you wish to attend in person, please email vicar@smng.org.uk ahead of the service if you can. You are very welcome, whether in person or online.

In line with current guidance and law, our shop and tower are closed at this time.

If you are unsure about the current guidance for churches, you can find more details here. If you are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, you are very welcome to join us for our online services via YouTube (details below). If you wish to attend in church and have concerns about doing so safely, please contact us.

Public Worship in Church and Online

Please let me know if you plan to attend in person

Join us on

Sunday Devotions

Sundays at 10.30am for Holy Communion (first Sunday of the month) or Sung Matins and Sundays at 3.00pm for Evening Prayer

Weekday Devotions

Wednesdays at 5.30pm for Compline
Fridays at 5.30pm for Celtic Spirituality

in Church

Wednesdays for Holy Communion at 1pm and Compline at 5.30pm
Fridays           for Prayers and Reflections at 1pm
Sundays         for Holy Communion at 8.00am and 10.30am (!st Sunday).
                        for Sung Matins (Choir)  at 10.30am (other Sundays)
                       and for Evening Prayer at 3.00pm

Please note: a full table of services is available on the Services & Events page here

Studying at Oxford?

You are very welcome-

Two of our students have written:

SMNG has a friendly congregation drawn from throughout the city of Oxford, from a variety of backgrounds, including students and young professionals. SMNG is a very welcoming and supportive community for people gently to consider and grow in faith whilst at Oxford. The doors are open every day – you are always welcome to come in and sit, or chat, or pray, or rest… And the Vicar likes drinking coffee with anyone… Do come along or be in contact as you wish…

Individual Prayer

We are delighted to be open daily for individual prayer. We have served our city, nation and world for a thousand years, and our doors were open through many previous calamities. We hope you will find peace, comfort and tranquillity in praying once again in our building.

If you wish to be in touch with the Vicar, please email vicar@smng.org.uk or contact the office and ask them to arrange a call or meeting, on 01865 240940.

Please see below for guidance to individuals and households who wish to visit us for individual prayer, and our risk assessment.

We are open Monday-Saturday between 10:30 and 3.30pm, and Sunday between noon and 3.30pm for individual prayer. We will post any further updates on this page.

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COVID 19 SMNG Risk Assessment – indoors v8.0

During this time, as always, St Michael’s Church is keen to help our community flourish, and reach out to those in need.

In our website, you will find a number of resources, events, and people to contact if you are in need or want to know more about our church, our faith and our services.

If you would like a daily email, please contact Revd. Anthony Buckley on vicar@smng.org.uk

SMNG Online Community

We have a Facebook page and we are on Twitter. Contact the Church Administrator for any suggestions or questions relating to our social media, or if you wish to know more about us.


The Diocese of Oxford is providing a range of streamed services: details of these can be found on our SMNG Online tab, along with other resources.

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