Facilities and features

Accessibility

We have one disabled toilet, for the use of congregants and user groups.

In our toilet, which though not available to the public is there for the use of congregants and user groups.

There are racks available for general use in Ship Street.

We have a tiny car park available for use by the congregation and user groups by prior arrangement with the church office. There are charges attached to entering the Zero Emission Zone Pilot (which we are in) with a poluting vehicles.

Our toilet, which though not available to the public is there for the use of congregants and user groups, is disabled.

The entrance via Ship Street is accessible.

The Church has a loop system for the benefit of those who use a hearing-aid. Microphones are used during the 10.30am Sunday service, and at some other services. Please use position T on the hearing aid.

Large print literature and hymn books are usually available from sidesmen on Sunday mornings.

We allow guide dogs.


Our Building

We are open from 9am to 3.45pm Monday-Saturday and noon-5pm on Sundays for individual prayer.

Listed Building

Music and Worship

Our bells are rung seldom, via a carillion, as we have an Ellacombe chime. Our sanctus bell is rung before some services.

As well as Music on Mondays, we also have a number of artists who perform in the church throughout the year.

The current organ dates from 1954 when Henry Willis III installed a two-manual instrument in the north transept. This forms the basis of the present organ. The original console stood in front of the case and faced south. In 1989-90, Henry Willis IV overhauled and enlarged the instrument. A new Positif division was added, which is flanked by horizontal pipes of the Trompette. The new three-manual console faces north.

Most of our services are BCP. We have two weekly BCP Holy Communion services, one at 8am on a Sunday and one at 1pm on a Friday. Our 10.30am Sunday morning service alternates between Communion and Matins. We also have a service of Evening Prayer on Sundays at 3pm.

We have a choir which sings for our 10.30am Sunday morning service, except the first Sunday of the month and for a month during the summer.


Groups, Courses and Activities

Although not run by the church, a number of Alcoholics Anonymous groups meet in St Michael's every week. Adult Children of Alcoholics also meet weekly. Enquiries about either of these groups can be directed to the church office, for details of times.

Join us on Sunday Mornings for our Bible Study at noon.

St Michael's has a long and close relationship with both the Oxford Night Shelter and the Gatehouse.

We support Oxford Winter Nights Shelter. OWNS runs opperates from 1st January, and accomodates 20 people each night accross churches and other venues throughout Oxford.

We have a small service for new parents and their babies/toddlers on Wednesdays at 1.45pm, followed by coffee and a chat. We run a joint children's church on Sunday mornings with St Mary Magdalene church.


Help for Visitors

We have free Wifi, on the SMNG Visitor network, available to user groups, hirers and members of the congregation.

There are a number of guidebooks available for sale in our shop, and information available for free about our church and Saxon tower.

We have a little church shop: there is also a fairtrade shop in our basement.

St Michael's is open for prayer and reflection daily.


Other Features

We are in the heart of historic Oxford.

We have a number of rooms available for hire. Contact our church office for details.

We have a fairtrade shop in our basement.