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.

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.

News, Events and Special Services

Palm Sunday Eucharist
10am on Sunday 25 March
We begin the journey through Holy Week, by celebrating Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem.
The service starts on London Fields with the Blessing of Palms and a Procession to the Church, where we continue with the Parish Eucharist.

Maundy Thursday Eucharist of the Last Supper
7.30pm on Thursday 29 March
We recall Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples, following His example by washing each others’ feet (see John 13.14). The service is followed by a Vigil in the Side-Chapel till 9.30pm, in which we watch and pray with Christ in His hour of need (see Mark 14.32-42), and ask Him to watch and pray with us in ours.

Good Friday Stations of the Cross for All Ages 12 noon on Friday 30 March
A simple service that takes children and their parents/carers through the events of Good Friday, following Jesus’ path of suffering from Pilate’s house to Calvary. We pause for prayer and devotion at various points in the story or ‘stations’, and finish with Hot Cross Buns.

Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
1-3pm on Friday 30 March
We recall the solemn events of Good Friday with music, readings, action and reflection.

Easter Day: Dawn Vigil and Eucharist
6am on Sunday 1 April
Our celebrations of Christ’s resurrection begin at dawn, as we carry the Easter Candle into the dark church. This atmospheric service continues with a Vigil and Eucharist.

Easter Day: All Age Eucharist with Baptisms
10am on Sunday 1 April
Our journey through Lent and Holy Week concludes with a joyful celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.

Messy Church ⋅ Third Sunday of the month (next one 18 March) ⋅ 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.

Discovery Lunch is an opportunity to discover more about how God shows up in the Bible, make friends, eat, pray and chat. Very relaxed, very open.
Come in the hall doors – we gather in the meeting room on the left at 1pm and leave by 3pm.
Next one: March 22.
The Discovery Lunch is part of our baptism/confirmation preparation and is open to anyone new to church or just keen to eat and explore faith.
Come and join us!

Youth Group
Usually Second Sunday of the month, during the 10am Parish Eucharist (next one 8 April)
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.

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