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

St Michael’s Patronal Festival
10.30am on Sunday 30 September NB later than usual! 
At our parish festival we give thanks for St Michael’s, its past and present members, and we pray for God’s care and guidance in the future. During the service, we say farewell to the Revd Heather Atkinson who on completing her training curacy at St Michael’s will take up the position of Associate Vicar at St Peter’s Bethnal Green. Afterwards, there will be light refreshments and a fundraising cake sale in support of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ for Macmillan Cancer Support. All welcome.

Harvest Thanksgiving All Age Eucharist
10am on Sunday 7 October followed by a ‘Bring and Share’ Lunch and Auction of Produce in the Church Hall. All welcome.
As children and adults bring harvest gifts up to the sanctuary, we praise God in uplifting singing and drumming for the bounty of creation. At the same time, this Eucharist involves a commitment to care for the whole planet, and especially for those in need. Donations of non-perishable food are requested for St Saviour’s Priory for their work with the homeless and Hackney Foodbank to support families and individuals in crisis. Perishable goods will be auctioned after the Lunch, with proceeds for church funds.

Discovery Lunch ⋅ fortnightly on Thursdays (next one 27 September)⋅ 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. Very relaxed, very open.  Come in the hall doors on Lavender Grove – we gather in the meeting room on the left.

Messy Church ⋅ Third Sunday of the month (next one 21 October) ⋅ 4.30-5.30pm

Messy Church is church with a difference for all ages, aimed at people who don’t normally get to Church and would like to try a different approach: a relaxed space and an activity based learning time on a Bible theme including a short celebration with story, song and prayer. Tea/coffee/juice are served throughout and we finish around the table with a sandwich tea. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Club
Our next Holiday Club will be at the start of the Christmas holidays, on the afternoon of Saturday 22 December. More details to follow.

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