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.  Before arranging your visit please contact the Vicar to check.

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.

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

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News, Events and Special Services

Ash Wednesday Eucharist 7.30pm on Wednesday 1 March with ashing. We begin the solemn 40 days of Lent, a season of penitence and preparation for Good Friday and Easter.

Lent Groups
Lent is traditionally a time for reflection and exploration, and it is helpful to be able to do this in the company of others. Our South Hackney Ecumenical Lent Groups this year consist of 5 sessions on Wednesdays run jointly with other local churches in which we have the opportunity to explore how Christian faith has been deepened and enriched by encounters with people of different religions. Details below:
Opening Service: Ash Wednesday – Wed 1 March, 7.30pm, at St Michael’s
Lent Groups: Choose the time of day that suits you best:
4pm (refreshments), 4.30pm start, or 7pm (refreshments), 7.30pm start
on:
• Week 1 – 8 March: Introduction: A journey into the Wilderness at St John of Jerusalem, Lauriston Road E9 7DH
• Week 2 – 15 March: The Remembrance of God’s Name: Christians in Conversation with Sikhs at Hackney Methodist Church, 219 Mare Street, E8 3QE
• Week 3 – 22 March: Fasting: Christians in Conversation with Muslims at Hampden Chapel Assemblies of God Pentecostal Church, Lauriston Road, E9 7EU
• Week 4 – 29 March: Greed, Non-Attachment and Compassion: Christians in Conversation with Buddhists here at St Michael’s
• Week 5 – 5 April: The Crucified Jew: Christians in Conversation with Judaism at Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road E9 7PQ

All welcome. For more information, contact Daniel.

Free Legal Advice Surgery on the first Tuesday of each month
A local firm of solicitors, Malcolm & Co, are offering a free legal advice session in the Meeting Room from 12 noon to 1.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month. All welcome. Entrance via the hall (not church).

Youth Group ⋅ Second Sunday of the month, during the 10am Parish Eucharist
Building faith and friendships for young people aged 11-18. Youth Group members also have the opportunity to attend one Friday Youth Encounter each month at St John’s Hoxton. For details contact the Vicar.

Messy Church ⋅ Third Sunday of the month ⋅ 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 Clubs
For school age children. The next one will be on Saturday 8 April 2-4pm in the Church Hall. For details contact the Vicar.

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