950 logoSt Michael's 950 Anniversary

St Michael the Archangel was founded in 1070 which makes it Southampton's oldest functioning building. 2020 represents the 950th anniversary of the church's founding and the Parish intends to celebrate with the following events starting on Advent Sunday 2019:

2020 marks the 950th anniversary of the foundation of St Michael’s Church. Our celebrations will include:


  • Advent Sunday, 1 December 2019 10:30 - Advent Eucharist with Bishop Debbie, Bishop of Southampton launches our celebrations.
  • Advent Sunday, 1 December 2019 - Advent Carol Service in the evening.

More events in 2020 will be detailed soon.

The celebrations will climax on the weekend of the Patronal Festival, the first weekend in October:

  • Saturday 3 October 2020, the evening will feature a concert given by current and former members of Cantores to mark the 20th anniversary of Cantores Michaelis
  • Sunday 4 October 2020 will see our all church Patronal Eucharist in the morning, and then in the evening Sung Vespers to which leaders of other faith communities will be invited. Please make sure that 4 October is in your diary. Preacher: Venerable Meurig Williams, Archdeacon of France.