Growing Joy and Hope

Come and join us, as we explore who God is, 

and how we can encounter and grow in Him.  

9th October 2022

Preaching Series:

5: Moses  - Qualified by God


Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion 

Preaching: Bishop Jo
Presiding: Rev'd Anne Mitchell



 Morning Service 
with Holy Communion 
& The Spring

Leading: Rev'd Pippa Ford Preaching : Bishop Jo
Presiding: Bishop Jo
Prayers: Hilary Turner



3pm SUNDAY 9th October

St Michael’s Church, Camberley


Here is a link to the songs we are using here at St Michaels so you can listen to them and become familiar with them - just scan the photo when on Spotify and it will come up with the playlist!



8.50am Morning Prayer - Monday to Friday

Visit the Church Calendar on this website for the Zoom link for each dayWe are meeting to pray together every 


in Church at 9.00am 


 Rev'd Pippa Ponders

We had an exciting day yesterday – we celebrated Harvest together but it was also a day of firsts for us here at St Michael’s.

 One of them was that Tori, our Children and Youth Worker, preached her first sermon. She did a great job and challenged us to think about what God is asking us to do as she reflected on Jonah. Sometimes we want to run in the opposite direction, like he did, from what God is asking of us. But God is a God of second chances and there are always fresh opportunities to join in with what He is doing. I wonder how each of us might respond in obedience to Him this coming week? Whilst we should start with prayer, that should then move us into action following the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  If you missed Tori’s sermon do have a watch of our livestream.

 Secondly, we are so blessed to have one of our young people here at St Michael’s lead our All Age service. He was tired yesterday but still did a great job and at 15 is the youngest person to lead services here. I am passionate that we raise up leaders, both young and not so young,  encourage them and release them in their giftings. Another young person, well know to us here at St Michael’s, is going to be joining our worship group here on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, and it will be lovely to have her with us too.

 Then last night we had our first Healing service in partnership with a team from New Wine. Richard and Beth came and spent time with our ministry team before the service, whilst our worship group - joined by Sarah and Tim – rehearsed in the church. The Holy Spirit came and ministered to all as we worshipped God in song and music. Then our ministry team had the privilege of standing alongside those who came forwards for prayer, and we invited the Holy Spirit to come and do what only He can do. Some were anointed with oil after receiving prayer as an act of sealing in what God had done for them. It was a very special time together and God was clearly at work. We plan to hold similar services at least termly and possibly twice per term going forwards.

So I wonder what God is going to do in your life this week? Maybe He will ask you too to have a go at something new, joining in with Him, for the first time? I look forward to hearing how it went.

With love,


                                           Rev'd Pippa Ford

Vicar, St Michael’s Camberley.      

Please see the church calendar for Zoom links Button


Live Stream:


Upcoming dates for your diary

Encountering God

 9th – October – Moses – Qualified by God

16th October – Isaiah – Listening to God

23rd October – Elijah – God in the stillness

Pray for Camberley

                                  Light Party

                       Light celebrations in Loughborough

Sunday 31st October 5.00pm

Fun, Games and Snacks!

Light Party 2021 – Christian Centre

Fireflies Toddler Group

 in St Michael's Church Hall

Fireflies Group

Any questions then please contact our 

Children and Youth Worker Tori Burness-Smith 



Alpha Course

We would love to see you at 7.30pm in St Michael's Church Hall.


Alpha is a chance to ask questions and explore the Christian faith in a fun, no-pressure environment.

Come and join us......

To register please e-mail:


St Michael’s Church, Camberley

St Michaels Churchyard Flyer


To be held at the church on

23rd October 2pm

 This meeting with the community is to clarify the Church of England’s churchyard regulations and their implementation at St Michael’s

 Please come and join us to find out more

                             Archdeacon of Surrey Rev’d Paul Davies                                

Vicar of St Michael’s, Rev’d Pippa Ford

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions


Are you currently exploring or considering ordained ministry in the Church of England then join a vocational retreat at St. Columba’s House, Woking  

14th - 16th October led by The Revd. Haydon Wilcox


Contact: or ring 01483 766498 for more details.


Mothers Union Meetings:

11th October

8th November 

 13th December 

Would you like to give to St Michael’s Church?

We would really love you to join with us in supporting our ministry here in Camberley.

At St Michaels we are:

  • A growing community exploring faith and open to all.
  • A church who want to Share God's love in our church and wider community
  • Seeking to bless the community by running and growing our children's and youth work 
  • Developing our wider ministry and exploring fresh ways to connect with our town. 
  • Committed to looking after our beautiful church building as a peace-filled place of prayer and worship for Camberley
  • Supporting mission locally and abroad to help others know God
We are totally reliant on giving to support our work, so thank you for your generosity

Light the Spire



Why not Light the Spire to celebrate a Birth, Anniversary, or
a special occasion or in memory of a loved one.

Send a few words which we will put in the weekly newsletter email and also add to our website on the "Light the Spire" page. 

For further details contact the office


Covid Guidance in Church 

We have a collective responsibility to look after our church family and give people the choice to stay as safe as possible and to be comfortable as they worship at St Michael’s.  
  • We continue to advise all people to hand sanitise on entering and leaving the building.  This is good practice. There are masks available to those who wish to wear one.
  • There are red stickers available to wear for those who would prefer to sit at a distance from others.
  • We will continue to ventilate the worship area (the nave) as best we can during the services.
  • Coffee after the services is available in the hall - but for those who would prefer to stay socially distanced they may prefer not to come to that, or to take their drink out of the hall and to chat socially distanced at the back of church. 
We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe and enabling us all to worship together.  We ask that  we would all act with wisdom and grace, being respectful of each other’s preferences. 

With every blessing
Church Wardens and Clergy 

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We invite you to join us for prayer

Keep in touch with God and with each other 

    No-one needs to feel alone or isolated

We meet for prayer by Zoom every weekday morning at 8.50am   weekday daily prayer by zoom

Simple Prayers that we will use  Simple Prayer Download

Email Rev'd Anne for your Prayer Request  

Church of England National Daily Prayer  Church of England Daily prayer

Try Praying

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Parish Office Opening Times: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings 9.30am - 12.30pm

  Phone:  01276 23602 

If you leave a message it will be answered as soon as possible

or Email anytime

Sue Nichols - Parish Office Administrator

Funerals, Weddings, Baptisms & all Pastoral needs 

Vicar,  Rev'd Pippa Ford

Phone 07814 847 436

Email Vicar - Rev'd. Pippa Ford

Rev'd Anne Mitchell:    07770848276

Email Rev'd. Anne Mitchell  

Charity Number: 1132852


The PCC of St Michael's is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of everyone within our community. Particular regard is given to the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We are fully committed to the protocols set by the Diocese. Diocesan Safeguarding Advice is available from:-Jackie Broadfoot on 07918 559387. For further information please see the Diocesan Safeguarding website.

Safeguarding our children and vulnerable adults is very important to us. You can read about our safeguarding policy (including contact details for our Safeguarding Officer) here  

Lone working policy  Click the link

Are you a survivor or victim of church related abuse? Could you help the Diocese of Guildford to learn from the past and protect the future?  Click the link

Our Safeguarding Officer is Hilary Turner, and she can be contacted on 07747301716  and at