St. Michael's, Woolverstone - The Church in the Park.
Our monthly pattern of services looks like this -1st Sunday of each month, 10am BCP Holy Communion, 11am Cafe Church
2nd Sunday of each month, 11am Worship the Woolverstone Way
3rd Sunday of each month, 11am Morning Prayers
4th Sunday of each month, 11am Holy Communion, round the table
You are warmly invited to any or all of our services and to stay for coffee and cake with us after the worship.
Christmas Services in St Michaels Church Woolverstone
Sunday 1 December: 11am - Due to a planned outage of electricity this service of Holy Communion will be held in our sister church in Freston and there will be no [email protected] this week
Sunday 8 December: 11am - A seasonal Worship the Woolverstone Way
Sunday 15 December: 11am - Morning Prayers
Friday 20 December: 7pm - Family Carol Service, all are welcome and there are festive drinks and nibbles after the carols
Sunday 22 December: 11am - Come and share bread and wine with us seated round a table as in that first upper room.
Other services over the Christmas period in the benefice are -
Christmas Eve: 11.15pm - Midnight mass at Stutton church
Christmas Day: 9.30am - Holy Communion
Sunday 29 December: 10am - Holbrook church, Holy Communion.
The church is dedicated to St Michael the Archangel and was undoubtedly in existence well before the Domesday Book record. Nothing of that early building exists though it was probably built of wood with a thatched roof. It has experienced many re-buildings and renovations during its history and it is possible to pick up a record of these in wills of the 15th Century. </div></div>
These include bequests for images to be made for the candelbeme (rood beam); for repair of a ‘certain vault’ for a pane of Saint Jerome; for a ‘new stepyll’ (tower) and for the making of a new porch. Also dating from this period is the Font. Sadly, much of the decoration done at this time was destroyed by the Iconoclasts, during the reign of Edward V1, in an attempt to rid the church of idolatry and superstition. Cromwell and his men completed the job removing the angels who held up the Font.
21st Century renovations now include an Architectural award-winning addition of a hand-carved Oak Staircase and balustraded Bell Ringers Gallery, and also ideal for awe-inspiring Musical Duets. Completed in 2007, St. Michael's now has limited, but up-to-date hospitality features, enabling it to provide refreshment.
The church is currently open 24 hours a day and you are welcome to come in and spend time however you wish there; we offer tea and coffee making facilities and we can boast a toilet!