St Michael and All Angels is a beautiful Arts & Crafts church at the heart of the community in Bedford Park, the world’s first garden suburb.
It lies at the junction of Turnham Green Terrace, South Parade and Bath Road, opposite Acton Green and two minutes from Turnham Green tube station. It was designed by the celebrated Victorian architect Norman Shaw as the centrepiece of Bedford Park and boasts a remarkable interior. It was much loved by John Betjeman, who played a leading role in the campaign for Bedford Park to become a conservation area in the 1960s.
In addition to daily services, it is used regularly for concerts, talks, exhibitions and other events, including performances by schools and the degree ceremony of the Arts Educational Schools in Bath Road.
The adjoining Parish Hall was rebuilt 15 years ago to transform it into an elegant and practical centre for the whole community. It was blessed by the Bishop of Kensington, the Rt Reverend Michael Colclough, on Sunday February 4th 2001.
Three rooms are available for hire, including the delightful Michael Room upstairs, which is popular for parties, charity events, talks and classes.