Ascension Day: Thursday 26th May 2022

Beating of the Bounds

On Ascension Day, St Michael’s marks its parish boundaries with an ancient, very Oxford, ceremony. We process around Oxford marking certain spots with our willow wands to the great delight of passers-by.

Some background information is available here
We hope you will join us!


    A prayer for Ukraine from Archbishops Welby & Cottrell may be viewed here

    Literary references to Ukraine are in our Anniversaries page here and Quotes page here

From the Vicar:

w   Welcome
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 Visitor Centre. 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.

Anthony Buckley

Table of services
For a full table of services please see our Services & Study Groups page here

Students and newcomers – a video from Anthony:
Welcome to St Michael’s – YouTube

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