We are the parish church of Highworth in Wiltshire.
We continue to worship every Sunday whilst our building works are carried out, so do please join us either at St Michael's Hall, Lechlade Road for our 10.15am service or in the Church Room for a 8.00am service.
The church building is currently closed to the public, but the Church Office and Church Room both remain accessible.
We have two regular Sunday services:
- 8.00am a said communion service, held 1st and 3rd Sundays in the Church Room.
- 10.15am weekly family service with children's groups (alternately Holy Communion and morning worship), held in St Michael's Hall, Lechlade Road.
Mark Aldridge from New Wine Trust will be joining St Michael's this weekend (14th/15th July)to preach and pray with us as we continue our spiritual journeys during our time of re-ordering. Mark is Director of Church Leadership Development at New Wine, having spent over 25 years in local church leadership. Please do join us at our 10.15am service as Mark helps us to gain a deeper connection with God and community and asks us how we will re-present Jesus to Highworth.
Our sermons are often available here.
Weekly in St Michael's we hold a short service of Morning Prayer on Mondays at 9.30am, an Evening Prayer at 6.00pm on Wednesdays, and at 9.15am on Fridays blessings are pronounced for our town.
Monthly We hold a regular monthly Midweek Church service in the Church Room - a said communion service at 11.00am on the third Wednesday of each month, followed by a simple lunch.
Corporate prayer time is also held in the Church Room on the 2nd Monday of the month at 8.00pm.
Our Vicar is Rev Geoff Sowden, his day off is Friday and you can contact him via the Church Office (details below) or email him here
Each week a bulletin sheet is produced with details of services in the parish as well as other events and information - for the latest weekly bulletin please click here. (Older issues of the bulletin are available on the Archive page.)
We also have an email list to keep people updated with what is going on at St Michael’s. If you would like to receive this occasional email please sign up by clicking here (you can unsubscribe at any time). *this link has been corrupted and is awaiting recovery
It is possible to sponsor floodlighting of St Michael's church for an occasion or event, to do so please use this form. The sponsorship dedication appears in the Highworth Link magazine, which is delivered free to all households in Highworth and surrounding villages.
If you would like to make a donation to St Michael's via electronic banking, please send your donation to the following account:
sort code: 30-13-35
account number: 01527399
account name: The Parochial Church Council of Highworth
Please include a note in the reference field if your donation is for a specific area (eg youth work, reordering project etc) and if you require an acknowledgement please also email details including your contact details to the office (see contact details below).
Please click here for information about the Electoral Roll
Other Churches in the Benefice
There are two other churches in the parish - St James' in Sevenhampton and St John the Baptist in Inglesham (managed by the Churches Conservation Trust). Within the Benefice are two other parishes - that of Broad Blunsdon (St Leonard's church) and of Hannington (St John's church). Click the Benefice link to find out about the other churches and their services.
[PLEASE NOTE: to access most of the downloads on this site you will need Adobe pdf reader, which is available free from here]