Our regular services follow the schedule shown below and any changes to this will be advertised in the Parish Diary. Come and join us!
Each Sunday the 'Parish Eucharist' starts at 11.00am and lasts about 60 minutes. This service of Holy Communion is the most important event in our weekly diary and the focus of our worship as the Christian family in this place. We sing parts of the service as well as the hymns and there is usually a sermon, as well as the opportunity to recall Jesus' command at the Last Supper to share bread and wine in remembrance of him. All who wish to receive the sacrament of bread and wine are welcome to do so.
Children and families are always welcome, and although we don’t have any organized activities for children there is a children’s area with resources and toys.
Tea and coffee are served after the service every Sunday - an ideal opportunity to get to know visitors and regulars alike.
On the first and third Sunday of each month, a service of Holy Communion (according to Common Worship) is held at St. Michael's, Abenhall. The service includes hymns and lasts for about 45 minutes.
You are welcome to join us for this, but venue and time can vary so please check with Fr David which church it is in and that it is happening on any particular day.
We celebrate major saints days and solemnities when they fall midweek with a Sung Eucharist at which incense is used (when appropriate). We also hold many additional services leading up to the great church festivals of Easter and Christmas, in order to mark their significance.
Holy Week in particular is the most important part of the church's year, as we follow Jesus and his disciples in the days before his crucifixion and the celebration of the resurrection. Following our Palm Sunday services, we hold a daily Eucharist from Monday through to Thursday, after which the altars are stripped. On the Friday, we commemorate the events of Good Friday, re-telling the story of the passion in the Good Friday Liturgy. On Saturday evening, we undertake the Easter Vigil and Eucharist to celebrate the Lord's resurrection before joining together as normal on Easter Day for our sunday services.
Throughout Advent, we worship together at our regular services as we await the coming of the Lord. In the week before Christmas, we hold special Carol services and a Crib service, where people are invited to come dressed as your favourite nativity character! Midnight Mass is held late on Christmas Eve and is always well attended. There are services on Christmas Morning, either in Miitcheldean or Abenhall or in our neighbouring parishes of Westbury, Flaxley or Blaisdon.
If you would like to find out more about the work of our parish or our worship services, please contact our Parish Priest - Fr David Gill...
Our Parish takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. Information about safeguarding in the Diocese of Gloucester is available on the Diocesan website »
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) is Brett Riches - 07944 680320
Mitcheldean Church is open daily 8am until 4pm. Abenhall Church is open to visitors by arrangement with the church warden. (Contact Sheila Baker on 01594 543522).
The Church of St. Michael & All Angels
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Sunday 11am - Parish Eucharist @ Mitcheldean
First & Third Sunday 3pm - Holy Communion @ Abenhall
Weekdays 8.45am - Morning Prayer @ Mitcheldean or in our neighbouring parishes of Blaisdon, Longhope or Huntley - Contact Us for details