St Michael's

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 – 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. 

We hold two Sunday services: 9.30am and 11.15am at St Michael's Church. Visit our website for updated services.

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 welcome and encourage people looking for friendship and offer Life Groups, which are Christian-based small home groups, 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 Foodbank

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 group for more information about service times and all that we have going on.

We look forward to meeting you!


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Get in touch

St Michael's Church Office

Church Office
St Michael's Centre
School Road
Bishop's Cleeve

GL52 8BA
Kate Bestwick, Administration Lead & PA to Rector
07354 874617
Tracy Ralph, Administration Assistant
07871 602525

Our website

What's on

Praise and Play pre-school playgroup (Monday or Thursday)

Every Monday and Thursday at for 1 hour, 30 mins
St Michael's Centre
St Michael's Centre, School Road Bishop's Cleeve, GL52 8BA

This is our twice-weekly parent and baby/toddler group – open to all, during term time.

Praise & Play 1 – Mondays, 10.30am to 12 noon
Praise & Play 2 – Thursdays, 10.30am to 12 noon

The sessions consist of circle time, with a Godly Play story, Bible-themed craft activity, as well as our favourite nursery rhymes, ending with a parachute game and goodbye song. The story and theme is the same for both sessions.

Both groups are held at St Michael's Centre, across the road from the church.

To support our direct costs, we ask for £3 per family per session, by cash or BACS payment.

No need to book. We close during school holidays.

Term time only

St Michael's wins Excellence in Church Maintenance Award

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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.

Please contact our Safeguarding Advisers below with any concerns.

Andrew Young and Ann Jessop
Phone 07462 647011
email: [email protected]

Canon Judith Knight
Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
01452 410022
[email protected]

Local Authority Social Services
01452 328213

If there is immediate risk or danger, please contact the police on 101.

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