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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life - we hope the website helps you find out what you want to know about St. Michael's.

Key info about the church...
When & where does the church meet?
The church meets every Sunday at 11am for our main Sunday Service. (On a few occasions during the year, we meet at an earlier time. The church calendar page of the website will always have the correct service time for each week.)
It helps to arrive 10 minutes early so you can chat to friends and also hear any notices that need to be said and read those on the rolling notices screen.

ReFresh: This informal service meets every Sunday at 4:30pm. This is a service with not litergy, with modern worship songs, our main children's church activities and is followed by afternoon tea. Click here for a link to the ReFresh page.

There is also a Holy Communion service on Wednesday mornings at 9:30am.

The address of the church is:

St. Michael's Church
Rectory Drive

Find a map on our Contact Us page by clicking hereThere is on-street parking in the neighbourhood.
What to expect when I visit the church

You can expect a warm welcome, great worship, solid Bible preaching and a friendly bunch of people gathering to learn more about God. Tea, coffee and biscuits also help!

What happens to the children at church?

We have a fantastic programme for the children at church for ages 1-11.The main children's work takes place at the ReFresh service on SUnday afternoons 4:30pm. Here the children worship together with the adults to start with, then they go to their own groups upstairs. Before the end of the service, we come together and the children have the opportunity to share what they have been doing with the rest of teh congregation.
On the 2nd & 4th Sundays there are special groups for 11 - 14 yr olds, where they can participate in activities at a greater depth.
In the mornings, there is a creche area upstairs where parents can take their littlest ones to play, whilst listening to the service below.

All Age Service: 1st Sunday of the month. This service is particularly accessible to young & old together.

Is there a dress code?
No! Please be yourself, we even have Father Christmas (wearing his red and white suit) sitting in our gatherings during the festive period!

Is the church open at other times in the week?
Yes. Click to link to the times we are open during the week for quiet time, prayer, coffee and chat.

What's church like?

We will be welcoming, and you will not be forced to do anything you are not comfortable with. We want you to feel right at home and enjoy the service. Do join us for refreshments after the service so that we can get to know you and so that you can get to know us of course!

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to call (01392 437662) or email the church office ( with any questions you have and we will be happy to help you. Or fill in the form below...

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St Michaels Alphington - we meet at
St. Michael's Church
Rectory Drive
Exeter EX2 8XJ


Revd. Mike Partridge email:
01392 662280 (Church Office) or 01392 491476 (Rectory)
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If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
Our Safeguarding officer is Ruth Ramsbottom.
Contact Details: 01392 210777
Mobile: 07875 578786

Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details -

If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.