Church of England Diocese of Gloucester Bishops Cleeve

St Michael's

OUR CHURCH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP BUT IS OPEN DURING THE WEEK FOR PRIVATE PRAYER. WE HAVE A THRIVING CHURCH COMMUNITY ON OUR FACEBOOK GROUP AND POST TALKS AND UPDATES ON OUR WEBSITE, YOUTUBE AND PODCAST. 

St Michael's is a friendly, vibrant Anglican church community meeting regularly for services at the historic church in the heart of Bishop's Cleeve. No matter what your age, background or stage of faith, we welcome you to come in and see if there is something here that helps you - whether that's finding out more about the Christian faith, discovering different worship styles, activities for children and families, support with a wedding, baptism or bereavement, or simply to make new friends. 

Before the pandemic our normal pattern of service aimed to accommodate both traditional and contemporary styles of worship with three morning services to choose from on a Sunday (8am, 9.30am and 11.15am) and Evensong (at 6.30pm) once a month. When restrictions allow, we offer a 9.30am Communion service each Sunday, and a Live Talk on our Facebook Group at 11am.

We are committed to investing in and growing God's work with children and families and have various groups available to children and parents on Sundays and during the week. We also meet regularly with the local schools through our Open The Book team, lunch-time Bible clubs and assemblies. Most of our groups are free, including our popular Summer Holiday Club, which offers free care, activities and food for children during one week of the school summer holidays.

We welcome and encourage people looking for friendship and offer Life Groups, which are Christian-based small home groups meeting regularly outside church (currently online via Zoom), open to anyone looking to explore life and make new friends. 

We also offer outreach in the community and we are home to the Bishop's Cleeve Food Bank. 

Our church is founded on prayer and we offer regular prayer meetings, prayer ministry at our Sunday services and prayer initiatives throughout the year, such as Thy Kingdom Come.

We hope you feel you receive a warm welcome. Please do take a look at our website, or our Facebook page, for more information about service times and all that we have going on.

We look forward to meeting you!

NOTE: The parish of Bishop's Cleeve: St Michael & All Angels is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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St Michael's Church Office

Church Office St Michael's Centre School Road Bishop's Cleeve Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL52 8BA

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Praise and Play 2 pre-school playgroup (Thursday)

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for 1hr
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St Michael's Centre
School Road
Bishop's Cleeve
GL52 8BA

'Praise and Play', our free parent and baby/toddler support group, is open on Mondays and Thursdays during term time. So please do email [email protected] to book your space or to find out more.

We're so pleased we can continue to offer this free support to families. In our first session last Monday the children enjoyed an hour with story, craft, sign language, nursery rhymes, bubble wands etc all on their little mat islands with their parents, and we had fun!
We offer friendship and support in a COVID-secure way, with family bubbles and masks. We also have quiet rooms available for any children who want to take a break from circle time.
Monday 10.30am in St Michael’s Church
or
Thursday 10.30am at St Michael’s Centre.
Please bring your own covered mug of hot or cold drink and snacks as needed.

Ticketed Event Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities Coffee morning Mental health support Parenting Parents and toddlers Playgroup Pre-school club Event held in a Church Hall

In light of the church being closed due to the coronavirus, we are publishing our talks each Sunday on our website and Facebook Group.

28 Mar 2020, 10 a.m.