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Christmas Light Festival

St Michael’s is delighted to be taking part in this year’s virtual Oxford Christmas Lights Festival. Look out for a clip from the top of St Michael’s tower, which will help kick off the festival at 4pm on Friday 20th November! As well as viewing this from the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Oxford Christmas Light Festival, you can see it on our YouTube channel and below:

Light a Candle at St Michael’s

This week, the church of St Michael at the North Gate has been remembering the homeless who died in the past year. We are glad to have been a place to go, light a candle and remember those we have known.

As we draw near to the end of the week, we remember again before God those of our homeless community who have died in the last year. We remember their families and friends, and all those who seek to help those in need.

The church will continue to be open for individual prayer from 10am to 4pm: All are welcome to enter, rest and pray – including lighting a candle if that is helpful.

Goodbye and Thank You

It is with great sadness at her death, but also thankfulness for her life and ministry that we join in remembering Revd. Georgie Simpson.

Georgie was a friend to many at St Michael’s, and we were blessed by her ministry here, especially in our mid-week services. We are so thankful to have been a part of her ministry with the Oxford Centre for Spiritual Growth. A memorial page has been set up in OCSG, and can be accessed here ( Georgie’s husband Ben and members of her support group, and others, including friends at St Michael’s, are intending to pick up the pieces and resume the work of OCSG in the near future, in memory of Georgie’s life and work.

We at St Michael’s are keeping Georgie’s family in our hearts and prayers at this time.

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…

You can get a flavour of our services by watching a number of taster services on YouTube.

Public Worship Online

St. Michael’s Public Worship has gone online!

Join us on

Sundays at 10.30am for Holy Communion (first Sunday of the month) or Sung Matins.

Daily Devotions

Mondays at 5.30pm for Evening Prayer

Wednesdays at 5.30pm for Compline.

Fridays at 5.30pm for Celtic Spirituality. 

Individual Prayer

We are delighted to be able to remain 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 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 10am and 4pm, and Sunday between 8am and 9.30am, and between 12 noon and 5pm for individual prayer. We will post any further updates on this page.

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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


Read an article by our Vicar, Anthony Buckley, reflecting on V E Day.
‘What did they think on May 8, 1945?’ Oxford City Rector reflects

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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