From the Vicar:
You are very welcome at our beautiful Church and thank you for visiting our Website.
The Church is open every day, as is the Tower and Shop. Please feel welcome to come for a service, or for quiet and prayer, or just to appreciate the history and artistry inherent in the building.
We are an Anglican Church and conduct regular services, both in the building and online. Our wonderful Choir sings at Matins or Holy Communion on Sundays at 10.30 am, and we enjoy a range of said services, beautiful in their own way, on Sundays and throughout the week.
We are thankful to be open. Our opening hours are 10.30am until 5pm.
We are 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 in our building.
We continue to stream services weekly on our channel, alongside our in person services. If you wish to attend in person, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of the service if you can. You are very welcome, whether in person or online.
If you wish to be in touch with the Vicar, please email email@example.com or contact the office and ask them to arrange a call or meeting, on 01865 240940.
Our Saxon Tower and Church Shop are likewise OPEN
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.
Worship in Church and Online
We use the Book of Common Prayer in many of our services
10.30am for Holy Communion (Choir) or Matins (Choir)
3.00pm for Evening Prayer
Wednesdays at 5.30pm for Compline
Fridays at 5.30pm for Celtic Spirituality
Join us in Church
Mondays for Morning Prayer at 9.15am
Tuesdays for Morning Prayer at 9.15am
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.
for Holy Communion (Choir) or Matins (Choir) at 10.30am
and for Evening Prayer at 3.00pm
Please note: a full table of services is available on the Services & Events page here
We also invite you to view:
– Rambling Vicar here for some of Anthony’s speaking engagements elsewhere in the country;
– Anniversaries here for a seasonal selection of church and world events; and
– Oxford Timeline 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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com, or you can donate via paypal or card using the button below:
Safeguarding Policy 2021
You can contact our Safeguarding Officer on 07926 399262