St Michael & All Angels, Bishops Cleeve - with Oxenton, Woolstone, Gotherington, Woodmancote, Cleeve Hill & Southam

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Alpha 2016 - Transforming Lives

grylls2Whether you're sailing through life or barely surviving, what do you do when you have moments of sadness, loneliness, anxiety or other challenges? Who or what do you turn to?

Over 29 million people around the world (including Bear Grylls) have turned to Alpha as their chosen "self help" route to a happier and more fulfilled life.

Alpha is a course exploring Christianity in a relaxed and informal setting designed to encourage even the most challenging questions around belief, faith

The evening includes a free meal, a talk and discussion in small groups.



You are invited to the launch of our next Alpha on 29 September 2016 at 7.15pm, which will also include the showing of Bear Grylls' own story.

Please register by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling 01242 673612.

Click here or on the photo to see our video invitation




Welcome to St Michael's...


...where we hope you'll find:

  • Wide-ranging, good quality Christian worship
  • Intelligent exploration of how God speaks to our lives
  • Clear thinking on what Jesus can mean to you (see What is a Christian for more)
  • Help with knowing God's Holy Spirit in ways which are right for you
  • Lively activities for children, young people and adults
  • A centre of Good News for our community and the wider world
  • Good friends to help celebrate life's high points and support you when life is tough

Find upcoming events in our All Public Events, look at our Mission Statement, or explore any of the links around this page.


More about us

ViewBishop's Cleeve lies just north of Cheltenham, between the Cotswold Hills and the River Severn. Our church has been the centre of village life for over 800 years, and today we are home to a wide range of people who are discovering the difference God makes in our lives.

St Michael and All Angels (usually known just as St Michael's) is the central church of the Anglican Benefice which also includes Oxenton, Woolstone, Gotherington, Woodmancote, Cleeve Hill and Southam. You can find out about our smaller communities at Our Churches & Communities, including our local Methodist, Catholic and Free churches.

If your interest is in marking one of life's big events, have a look at Weddings, Baptisms & Funerals; or if you'd like to know about some of the exciting things we do as Christians go to Our Life Together. Children & Young People describes the programme we run specifically for them; while Historic Buildings & Records discusses our historic building and our extensive graveyard records. Worship, Music & Bells takes a detailed look at these aspects of our church's life, and lastly Official Stuff deals with all the good governance and administration that it takes to keep a church running - including our Church Council. 


Sunday 16 October

08.00 Holy Communion
09.30 Holy Communion
(traditional with organ & choir)
11.15 Morning Worship with Holy Communion
(contemporary with music band)

Weekly Newsletter
Gloucester Diocese


Services & Events
Church Diary (internal use)
St Michael's Centre / Hall

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