St Michael and All Angels, Flixton

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People have worshipped in a church on this site since at least 1150AD. The Celts, Vikings, Anglo-saxons and Normans have made their mark on this place. The community here has journeyed through The Reformation and the religious upheavals of the English Church, and then navigated Georgian and Victorian ‘improvements’ to the building and their own moral fabric.  All this has been made easier by a well documented fondness for ale throughout the history of the church, a tradition which continues to this very day among priests and parishioners alike.

Today, in an age of uncertainty and cynicism, the church of St Michael’s continues to be a place with a refreshingly optimistic outlook and a passion for worship and learning.

We pray that in this time, and in this place, we can be as a light set upon a hill, for the glory and praise of God. Here’s to another 900 years!

The architectural style of St Michael's Church, Flixton, is a blend of gothic and classical. The church is built with a warm sandstone on a bluff above the River Mersey valley. It is difficult to establish the origins of the church but records show that the Norman Lord of Manchester gave it away as a dowry for his daughter in 1150. It stands as one of the Ancient churches of Manchester Diocese. The rough-hewn stone of the east wall dates back to the fifteenth century. The east window dates from 1853 and the stained glass windows around the church depict stories from the Bible. The church underwent a major internal restoration in 1877 and a new Caen stone font, reredos and pulpit were installed. In 1966 the organ was modernised and in 1968 a unique crown of thorns chandelier, made by local craftsmen, was placed over the central aisle. 

Nine centuries of village life are recorded on tombstone and memorial plaque - a visitor is instantly aware of the long history of this lovely little church.   St Michael's is a homely church, you feel instantly welcomed into the building, but you can also sense it's holiness as the prayers of thousands upon thousands of Christians permeate its walls.

Today, our church life is focussed around worship, word and sacrament, and we try to provide time and space for everyone to praise God.  Everything we do here, is in some way, connected to that worship, and it is from and through worship, that we believe we are sent out in God's mission, to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to the world and find meaning and purpose for our own lives.  Do come and join us. 

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The Rectory, 348 Church Road, Flixton, M41 6HR
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Sunday

Parish Communion
Our Parish Communion Service with hymns and music. A Sunday School runs in parallel and there is a children's area at the back of church. Join us for Coffee afterwards.
Every Sunday at 10:15 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Family Praise
A Service for the whole Family. Relaxed worship in Church, with songs, hymns and a special theme at every service. 'Family Praise' services are short, usually noisy and lots of fun!
First Sunday of the Month.
Every first Sunday at 4:00 PM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly
Choral Evensong
A traditional service of Choral Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer, with hymns, prayers and sermon. Come along and experience this ancient act of worship.
Every Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer

Wednesday

Peewits in Church Croft
This is a special service for toddlers and their grown ups! Church with a difference! Every Wednesday morning from 9am Coffee is served and at 9.30am we worship together with simple songs, stories and prayers especially for little ones. Just half an hour and very relaxed and informal.
Every WEDNESDAY 9.30-10am
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments

Thursday

Holy Communion
A quiet service of Holy Communion on thursday morning followed by coffee in Church Croft
Every Thursday at 10:15 AM for ¾ hour
Refreshments Common Worship

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight
Organ

 
Brass Rubbing
Emmaus Course. Every Monday, 7.30-9.00pm
     
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Church Open We try and keep our Church open and supervised every day between 10am-12noon.
www.backtochurch.com Hall for Hire Church Croft. Delightful rooms available for hire. Baptism Parties, Family gatherings, community events. Prices vary; Five to Fifteen pounds per hour depending on facilities. Please ring Mr Bill Pye 0161 7470269 for more details.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 15892
Built: 1150
Architect: Various
Archdeaconry: MANCHESTER (241)
Deanery: STRETFORD (24107)
Benefice: Flixton St Michael (24/133 T)
Parish Legal Name: Flixton (240155 )
CofE Church Info: (624155 24/155)
Short URL: acny.uk/15892/
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This page was last updated on Thursday 1st December 2016
 
 
 
St Michael and All Angels : Church Road, Flixton, Greater Manchester, M41 6HR

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