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.


Who do you think you are?

Through July and August we're looking at six Bible people - Elijah, Moses, Gideon, Martha, Isaiah and Bartimaeus - and how life changed for them when God showed up!

Click here for more details.


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. 


Our Extremely Rare Staircase


We've hit the press this week with the plan to repair our gorgeous staircase...and yes, it is extremely rare, and it is very precious. That's why we're getting a lot of interest from heritage charities and funding bodies - though we have some way to go and would of course welcome further donations.

Click here for full information on the project.


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 2013-14
Prayer Wall


Sunday 24 August

08.00 Holy Communion (short & reflective)
09.30 Holy Communion (traditional)
11.15 Morning Worship with Holy Communion (informal)

News & Notices

Weekly Newsletter
Full Listings for August
Gloucester Diocese


Full Calendar of Events
Private Diary for Bookings
Worship across the Benefice


Sat 6 September

Our annual Spring Clean (postponed this year because of all the building work...)

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