Pentecost heat

Pentecost is a very special moment in the Church’s year. It represents the continuation of God’s holy project for his people – creating a kingdom which Jesus began with his life and teachings. This is a kingdom of love, one which we draw close to and pull away from despite God’s constant, inclusive invitation. 

Join me in a spiritual communion of love as we share the Eucharist on this Pentecost: Our curate, Clare Leal, shares a reflection with us.

Godly Play lesson on Pentecost – watch out, it’s very hot!


As with many non-profit organisations, your parish Church has also suffered from a loss of income from the weekly plate offerings as well as the hall and church rentals. We have a small capital project which needs funding – the repair of the garden wall. It is apparent that the wall is a danger to people using the garden and we need to make a speedy repair. The cost will be in the range of £700-£1000. I relaise that many of you are struggling financially as a result of the lockdown. However, I wonder if you could find a way in supporting the church in this aspect of its community vision. I would be grateful if you could consider responding to this appeal.


Account:  St Michaels & All Angels Summertown
Sort Code:  40-52-40
Acc No.:  00011607Ref: Garden wall

By cheque:

Payable to:  “St Michael and All Angels Church, Summertown”
Post to our office at:  “St. Michael & All Angels Church, Lonsdale Road, Oxford OX2 7ES”.

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.

Author: Gavin Knight

The Revd Gavin Knight has been the Vicar of St Michael & All Angels, Summertown in the Oxford Diocese since September 2011. After serving his title at St Alphege, Solihull, Gavin became parish priest of St Andrew's Fulham Fields in London. He moved to Wales in 2005 becoming Chaplain to Monmouth School. He is married to Jo, a clinical psychologist, and they have three sons.