I’m New Here
Whether you’re already a Christian believer, someone who wants to explore faith or would just like to experience a service of worship, St Michael’s church and its people would love to meet you.
What to Expect
Whether it’s a one-off visit or you’re looking to join a church for the longer term, a warm welcome awaits you at St Michaels, among people of all backgrounds and ages. It can be daunting coming to church for the first time if you’re not used to it but we hope that you will quickly feel that you are among friends.
Our main services of worship are every Sunday at 9:45 and last for about an hour. We have a traditional Holy Communion service which includes a sermon based on bible teachings, bible readings, hymns and prayers as well as sharing bread and wine together. You will be given an order of service on arrival so you’ll know which parts of the service to join in with if you wish. When communion is given, you may go to the altar to receive the bread and wine if that is your custom in your usual church. Anyone can come forward to receive a blessing. Alternatively, you may remain in your seat if you’d prefer.
There are usually people waiting to welcome you at the door so if there’s something you need or want to know, please just ask.
At the end of the service, we serve coffee, tea and biscuits so if you don’t need to rush off, please feel free to stay and get to know us better.
For younger visitors
We have a Sunday School during the service for children aged four and upwards, which includes songs, arts and crafts, prayers and Christian teachings. Parents and carers are welcome to join the Sunday School group with children who aren’t quite ready to leave Mum or Dad yet.
For babies and toddlers, there are preschool toys, books, puzzles and drawing kits in our Lady Chapel crèche to help keep them entertained during the services. We don’t expect young people to sit still and quiet throughout the service so we are used to some noise!
Every 1st Sunday in the month we swap our traditional service for a more informal family based service during which the whole congregation may participate. This is often a chance for our youth members to present faith from their perspective.
Throughout the year, we have other special services and social events including fetes, afternoon teas and music events. You can find out more in What’s On
The Wider Community
Our local magazine, Christian News [follow the link to read the latest edition online] provides news and views from churches and the wider community, including local schools as well as information on local services such as doctors, transport, library and halls for hire. It includes contact details for the huge variety of organisations and societies.
How to Find Us/ Map
Church Rd, Woburn Sands,
MK17 8TA, UK