St Michael and All Angels, Bishops Cleeve

with Southam, Woodmancote, Cleeve Hill, Gotherington, Woolstone & Oxenton

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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 Full Calendar of 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 Worship

At Christmas we celebrate God coming to share our human life and learning what it's like from the 'inside'.

We've already had our main Carol Service but if you'd like more you'd be very welcome at one of our smaller churches below...

Sunday 21 December

16.00 Carol Service at Gotherington
18.00 Carol Service at Southam

Wednesday 24 December (Christmas Eve)

14.30 Nativity (Crib) Service 1
16.00 Nativity (Crib) Service 2
23.30 Midnight  Communion

Thursday 25 December (Christmas Day)

08.30 Said Communion
10.30 Family Communion 


Contact Us (Temporary)

Email addresses are unavailable while we update and improve this service. In the meantime, please call the Church Office on 01242 673612 if you need to contact us.


Readings & Prayers

Daily Readings 2014-2015
Prayer Wall (in the weekly news-sheet)


Sunday 21 December

08.00 Holy Communion (short & reflective)
09.30 Holy Communion (traditional)
11.15 All-Age Worship (informal & contemporary)

and if you'd like another Carol Service...

16.00 Carol Service at Gotherington
18.00 Carol Service at Southam

News & Notices

Weekly News-sheet
Gloucester Diocese


Worship across the Benefice
All Public Events
'Vestry Diary' Bookings
St Michael's Centre / Hall


Wednesday 24 December, 2.30pm

Nativity_1Nativity Service 1


Wednesday 24 December, 4.00pm

Nativity_2Nativity Service 2


Wednesday 24 November, 11.30pm
Christmas Eve 

advent64Midnight Communion



Thursday 25 December, 8.30am
Christmas Day

A short Said Communion Service


Thursday 25 December, 10.30am
Christmas Day

gift_64A Family Communion Service for Christmas


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