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

Join the Party in the Stable Holiday Club
Book now for Join the Party in the Stable, our Christmas Holiday Club on Saturday 22 December, 2-4.45pm. This is the time of the year we remember the journeys the Shepherds and Wise Men made to see Jesus. An afternoon of fun, games, a Christmas trail and lots of Christmas activities, finishing with a Christmas reflection, carols around the tree and tea together. Come and join in the fun! And a chance for parents/carers to get in some last minute Christmas shopping. To book your child’s place contact the Vicar, the Revd Daniel Gerrans on vicar@stmichaelslondonfields.org.uk or 020 7249 2627, or pick up a form at Church at our Sunday morning service (10 o’clock start). Cost £1 payable on the day. Early booking recommended.

Crib Service
4pm on Christmas Eve – a short service around the crib, especially suitable for small children.

Midnight Mass
11pm on Christmas Eve – taking us into Christmas Day

All Age Service for Christmas Morning
10.30am on Christmas Morning In drama, readings and carols, children and adults remember together the story of the Nativity and reflect on what it means. If your child would like to take part, please contact the Vicar.

New Year’s Eve Watch Night Eucharist
10.45pm Monday 31 December – to welcome in the New Year.

Discovery Lunch ⋅ fortnightly on Thursdays (next one 10 January)⋅ 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.

Messy Church ⋅ usually Third Sunday of the month (next one 28 January) ⋅ 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.

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