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

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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. 


Christmas & New Year Services 2016

Our Christmas & New Year Programme includes services at our other churches in case you can’t get to the services at St Michael’s...

Sunday 11 December

17.30 Blue Christmas

A service to remember those who have died; for those who are grieving, sad or lonely; and for anyone who will find Christmas difficult this year

Sunday 18 December

16.00 Christingle
16.00 Village Carols at Gotherington
18.30 Carols by Candlelight         
18.30 Carol Service at Southam

Saturday 24 December

14.30 Nativity Service
16.00 Nativity Service
16.00 Crib Service at Woolstone
23.30 Midnight Communion
23.30 Midnight Communion at Oxenton

Sunday 25 December

9.00 Holy Communion
9.30 Holy Communion at Southam
10.30 Christmas Celebration with Communion
11.15 Christmas Communion at Woolstone

1 January 2017 at Oxenton

No service at St Michael’s
10.30 Joint New Year's Day Celebration at Oxenton

8 January 2017

8.00 Holy Communion
10.30 Annual Covenant Service at Bishop’s Cleeve Methodist Church
11.15 All-Age Morning Worship


Sunday 11 December

08.00 Holy Communion
09.30 Holy Communion (traditional with organ & choir)
11.15 Morning Worship (contemporary with music band)
17.30 Blue Christmas - A service to remember those who have died; for those who are grieving, sad or lonely; and for anyone who will find Christmas difficult this year 

Weekly Newsletter
Gloucester Diocese


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

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