From the Vicar

We are thankful to be open. Our opening hours are 9am until 3.45pm.

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 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 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

Join us on

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 9am
Tuesdays       for Morning Prayer at 9am
Wednesdays for Holy Communion at 1pm and Compline at 5.30pm

Fridays           for Morning Prayer at 9am and Holy Communionat 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

A full table of services is available on the Services & Events page here

c   Our Christmas Services for 2021 are detailed 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

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.

The voice of prayer is never silent

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, or you can donate via paypal or card using the button below: 

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