St Michael & All Angels, London Fields

St. Michael’s is an open and welcoming parish church. We seek to develop a culture of creativity, shared responsibility and inclusivity.

We celebrate and enjoy the variety of our local community. People from many backgrounds worship at our weekly Sunday Parish Eucharist. While the worship is reverent, the congregation is friendly, informal and child-friendly. There are activities for children and young people and a crèche.

Church services have moments of lively participation and quiet prayerfulness. The Eucharist is at the heart of our identity as a congregation. Sermons are topical and relevant, encouraging a deepening of Christian understanding and experience of faith.

The Church’s seasons and festivals are celebrated, and the singing is supported by both a gospel-based Singing Group, and a more traditional Anglican Choir. St Michael’s seeks to show the love of God to all people.

Under our Open Church Programme, St Michael’s is open to visitors from 9am-3pm most Wednesdays throughout the year, except between Christmas and New Year and during the week after Easter.    Prayer cards and the booklets about our fine murals are available, and visitors are welcome to light a prayer candle on the votive candle stand on the right hand side as you go in. If you will be travelling some distance, please contact the Vicar before arranging your visit to check the church will be open that day.

We especially value our links with our parish school, St Paul’s with St Michael’s CE Primary School. In its most recent Ofsted report (2017, see here) St Paul’s with St Michael’s was judged outstanding. It received the same grade in its most recent inspection of RE and collective worship (2018, see here).

Whatever your reason for visiting our website, we very much hope you will want to visit St Michael’s and join in our worship and community activities.

May the God who creates, redeems and sustains us bless you on your life’s journey.

Daniel Gerrans, Vicar

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Michael and All Angels London Fields with St Paul’s Haggerston is a Registered CharityYou can find more information about us on the Charity Commission’s website by entering our registration number 1130974 here, and you can view our latest annual report and accounts here.

We take seriously our duty to have due regard to the House of Bishops’ guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.  For information about what we are doing to comply with that, see our Parish Safeguarding Policy here and page 5 of our annual report and accounts (see above).  A list of important telephone numbers for safeguarding children and adults at risk is here and is also displayed on church premises.

For information about how we process personal data, see our Data Privacy Notice here.

News, Events and Special Services

Messy Church ⋅ Third Sunday of the month (next one 18 November) ⋅ 4.30pm
Messy Church is church with a difference for all ages: an activity based learning time on a Bible theme in a relaxed space, ending with a celebration in story, prayer, shared food and a short separate session for Messy Youth (Yr6+). Tea/coffee/juice are served throughout. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Discovery Lunch ⋅ fortnightly on Thursdays (next one 22 November)⋅ 1-3pm
Discovery Lunch is an opportunity to find out more about God, the Bible and Christian faith and life, make friends, eat, pray and chat. All welcome. Come in the hall doors on Lavender Grove – we gather in the meeting room on the left.

This year’s annual Church Christmas Fete
Saturday 24 November from 1pm – 4pm in the Church and Hall.
There will be a bouncy castle and numerous stalls for children. Santa arrives at 1.30pm. Buy fabulous homemade cakes and Christmas gifts, lose yourself in the book stall, have a chat over tea with friends … and much more. Entrance just 50p.

Holiday Club
Our next Holiday Club will be at the start of the Christmas holidays, from 2-5pm on Saturday 22 December. More details to follow.

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