September 2014. The church has been put on English Heritage’s ‘At Risk Register’. A Save St Michael’s Appeal has been launched. Please help.
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Bassett Avenue was founded in 1897. It has a beautiful rood screen within and striking stained glass windows of the Archangel Michael. It has the largest congregation of the three churches in the parish, with a broadening age-profile.
Worship at St Michael’s is joyful and dignified in the anglo-catholic tradition, offering superb liturgy, silence and the beauty of music as key components of its spirituality. St Michael’s has a strong choral tradition which we are immensely proud of, with a mixed adult Senior Choir and a lively Junior Choir which offers young singers a thorough musical training.
Our main Sunday Eucharist is at 10am, which includes hymns, a congregational service setting and a choir motet. On the first Sunday of the month this is an ‘All Age Eucharist’, particularly suited to families. Choral Eucharist is sung on the fourth Sunday, with a more elaborate service setting sung by the choir. A traditional Choral Evensong is sung at 6.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, and a Taize service on the last Friday of each month (except August and December). Eucharist is also said at 8am on Sundays and 9.30am on Thursdays. Whilst most of the services are quite traditional, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and we extend an especially warm welcome to visitors, young families and students from the nearby University of Southampton.
St Michael’s has a neighbouring church hall, which provides a well-used meeting place for local community groups. (See Facilities hire page.)
For a brief history of St Michael’s click on the links below.