Ascension and Beating the Bounds
This year will once again be a little different from usual. Due to social distancing rules, we will not be able to beat the bounds publicly as we did pre-coronavirus. Like last year, we will be live-tweeting a few boundary stones for a virtual beating the bounds – look out for us on Twitter and for #Beatingthebounds – our Ascension Day service will be live in church. To attend the service, which will start at 9am, please let us know by contacting Anthony on firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Vicar
We remain OPEN for public worship and private prayer
We are thankful to be open. 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 email@example.com ahead of the service if you can. You are very welcome, whether in person or online.
In line with current guidance and law, our tower is closed at this time. Our shop is being refurbished, but we have a few items for sale in the back of the church in the mean 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
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com
SMNG Online Community
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.
Thank you for your encouragement and interest in visiting our website. If you would like to be part of the wider community that kindly financially supports the work of St Michael and the North Gate, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can donate via paypal or card using the button below: