Carved wooden reredos showing scene from the Last Supper

Spirituality and Worship

Michaelhouse is a vibrant place that seeks to celebrate life in all its fullness. For centuries people have worshiped here, seeking meaning for their lives and wrestling with the universal questions that vex us all.

Michaelhouse offers a spiritual place for groups or individuals to be welcome. The main chapel is the setting for a few regular services led by Great St Mary’s (as shown below) and is occasionally booked by other churches or Christian groups looking for a space to pray, worship, discuss or celebrate. The Hervey de Stanton side chapel is a place of peace and quiet where all are welcome.

There are different kinds of services to help you discover new things about prayer, about God and about yourself.

Regular Services in the Michaelhouse Chancel

Tuesdays at 10.30am, The Ark

A service of Holy Communion with a difference. It is aimed especially at the under-5’s and has lots of activity and action. It believes that the communion service is not just for adults but for children too. (School term time only, temporarily moving to Great St Mary’s on 18th June, restarting at Michaelhouse 10th September.)

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10.30am, Michaelhouse Music

Music, song and prayer with Reverend Helen Orr and regular guest performers and worshipers. Follow Michaelhouse Music on Facebook for your own virtual church experience! Listen to our Inspiration album. (Not at Michaelhouse from 19th June due to building work, might continue at Great St Mary’s, but we’re not sure yet.)

Thursdays at 1.00pm, Communion and Community

Bringing together prayer and Bible study. We sit around a table and include a time for Bible study and discussion as part of a service of Holy Communion. We often stay for a café lunch together afterwards. (Temporarily moving to Great St Mary’s on 20th June during our building work.)

Once a month on Fridays during term time at 7:30-8:45am

Trinity Forum Prayer Breakfast, a thought for the day followed by group discussion and closing prayers. Bacon butties included, but please RSVP if you plan to attend. Last one before the Summer: 7th June



Michaelhouse Chapels

Michaelhouse Chancel

Michaelhouse Chancel ready for a classical piano concert

Regular services are held here, as well as music concerts and other community events. We also have exhibitions here which explore different aspects of faith and spirituality. The space is available for hire.

The Hervey De Stanton Chapel

Michaelhouse (63 of 85)

The adjoining Hervey De Stanton Chapel is a place for quiet contemplation. All are welcome.