First time to St Michael's?
Thanks for visiting, our hope is that you'll experience God moving in your life, and that we may be part of that journey with you.
‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
We aspire to love God and offer friendship, care and love, working together to make a difference in people's lives in our communities.
What to expect at St Michael's?
St Michael’s is a family oriented parish offering worship services, programmes for adults, youth and children. We are also a parish that seeks to serve the Newlands community through programmes like “Mainly Music”, "Alpha" and community based events with other churches in the area. We offer both traditional and contemporary worship style and endeavour to be a warm, friendly and welcoming community.
The 10am service is a family service with a mix of hymns and worship songs led by a music group. There are children's programmes run at the same time, as well as a crèche and children's library, though young children are welcome in church, and parents should feel free to go in and out of the church as often as they need. This service normally runs for around an hour, with a sermon, readings and communion and is followed by morning tea in the hall.
At each service all who are baptised are welcome to take communion with us.
What programmes are available?
We have a number of home groups, as well as other small groups where you can get to know others in a more relaxed setting, and grow faith and friendships together. For the younger children and parents or caregivers there is a mini-musos music group that meets in the hall weekly during school terms.
St Michael's also run Alpha and Marriage courses, as well as supporting other churches in these programmes. Check the Alpha page for more information and dates of upcoming courses.
What about youth?
During the 10am service our young people around the ages of intermediate and junior high school get together for their own time of friendship and discussion. Called the "believers" group, it's a fun and friendly way to get to know other young Christians, and discuss topics important to them.