Father Kevin Morris, the Vicar of St Michael & All Angels, writes:
Welcome to St Michael & All Angels and our website. We hope you’ll join us over Advent and Christmas, which is a wonderful time of the year at St Michael’s.
We are a very active church, at the heart of the community in Bedford Park, and we welcome many hundreds of visitors each year. Not all are church-goers. Many come to concerts here throughout the year, and to the annual Summer Exhibition and other events in the Bedford Park Festival in June and the Chiswick Book Festival in September. We know that once through the doors, many come back here to worship as well – particularly at Christmas!
Our website is intended to reflect the full breadth and depth of our life here – and the people who make it happen, including the clergy and our many volunteers. The calendar lists all our services and concerts and many of the classes that take place here. There are lots and lots of pictures! And you can read about Who’s Who at St Michael’s, our charities and the many organisations who work with us and use the Church and Parish Hall. We should love to hear your comments and suggestions as to how we can improve it. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 has been a very special year for us. In June we held the Golden Jubilee Bedford Park Festival, which was founded by a previous vicar of St Michael & All Angels in 1967. A Golden Jubilee party in one of the beautiful gardens of Bedford Park, followed a week later by our Festival Mass, was the culmination of a year of anniversary celebrations, which began at our 50th Green Days weekend in 2016. We were delighted to welcome back a dozen of our local celebrities to open it and see how much they enjoyed it! You can see 50 years of pictures here.
Next year we look forward to the 10th Chiswick Book Festival, which we also organise. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy our website and look forward to welcoming you to St Michael’s in the coming weeks and months.
Photograph of Father Kevin by Alastair Hilton