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This Sunday @ St Michael’s


Jonathan leads Holy Communion using the beautiful service from the Book of Common Prayer (1662).


Come and Sing together at 10:30am on Sunday morning in St Michael’s churchyard as we meet for Church Outdoors.

Jonathan will be leading and preaching on Galatians 2: 1-10. 

This service will also be live-streamed at

This Sunday @ St Andrew’s


Join us at 10am in St Andrew’s for Morning Worship. David Wenham will be leading and Helen Azer will be preaching (Galatians 1: 10-24).

Reading and Collect

Galatians 2: 1-10

1 Then after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also. 2 I went in response to a revelation and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. I wanted to be sure I was not running and had not been running my race in vain. 3 Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek. 4 This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves. 5 We did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. 6 As for those who were held in high esteem—whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not show favouritism—they added nothing to my message. 7 On the contrary, they recognised that I had been entrusted with the task of preaching the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised. 8 For God, who was at work in Peter as an apostle to the circumcised, was also at work in me as an apostle to the Gentiles. 9 James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognised the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised. 10 All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.

Collect for the Third Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts
whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought
to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Online Worship Survey

During these past months of COVID lockdowns we have provided the opportunity for people to access worship at St Michael’s on line. In order to plan for the future it would be helpful to know your views on how helpful this has been and what form our online worship should take.

The survey only takes 4 minutes to complete and is available here:

Worship for Seniors

The June edition of our online series of Worship for Seniors is now available at William Cutting’s theme this month is “Keep moving!”.

Worship for Seniors is a new, monthly series of devotional videos for seniors and those in care homes. Each episode lasts about 15 minutes.

Worship for Seniors is also available by phone on 01865 920993, and then choosing option 2 from the menu.

Taizé Service

The online Taizé service for June is still available. With readings, prayers and meditative sung worship, it’s the perfect way to find some peace and space in the stresses and strains of life. 

Zoom Weekly Prayer Meeting

Our weekly prayer meeting continues every Monday at 10am.

Join us as we gather together online to pray for one another, our families, friends and neighbours, our parish, our nation and the world.

For more details on how to connect, see this web page.

Upcoming Worship Services

St Andrew’s @ 10am

20/6 Morning Worship (Galatians 1:10-24)

27/6 Morning Worship (Galatians 2:1-10)

St Michael’s @ 8am

20/6 BCP Communion (Galatians 2:1-10)

St Michael’s @ 10.30am

20/6 Church Outdoors (Galatians 2:1-10)

27/6 Big Story Sunday (Mark 5:21-end)

St Michael’s remains open for private prayer on Monday’s and Friday’s, 9am-5pm.

Church Electoral Roll

In accordance with the Church Representation Rules, the Church Electoral Roll must be revised each year.  If you are not already on the roll and would like to, apply now. Please complete a form (to be found at the back of the Church or downloaded from and return to me or put the form in the box (marked Electoral Roll Forms) before Friday 25th June.  

If you are unable to come to church, then please contact Sarah in the Parish Office, who will have forms. You can return your form there as well. Similarly, if you have changed your address, in the past year please complete a new form as well.
Jan Harris.  (01865 864169)

APCM Vacancies

At the APCM on July 18th, we will have vacancies for Treasurer, Churchwarden, Deanery Synod, and the PCC. Please will you pray about these very important roles and whether God is calling you or someone you know to serve the Parish in these ministries?

The diocese have produced an information leaflet detailing these roles and giving some sense of what they involve. The leaflet can be downloaded from the website here. You might also want to look at the longer leaflet written for churchwardens.

Please Pray For…

  • For the family of Matthew Carr on the tenth anniversary of his death.
  • For David Henderson Slater and his family as he continues to undergo radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
  • A new Parish treasurer and Churchwarden.
  • Our CMS mission partner Bia.
  • The St Andrew’s Rebuilding Project.
  • All those who remain anxious for their jobs or their future.
  • Those who are homeless or struggling with food poverty.
  • People to find a living faith in Jesus.
  • Everyone who leads worship, preaches or teaches in our parish.


Sarah Evans
St Michael’s Parish Office
1, Abingdon Road,

01865 861541

Parish Office Open Mon-Thurs, 9am-1pm

Jonathan Widdess
The Vicarage, Abingdon Road

01865 861541

Usual day off: Tuesday.