Diary of Church Festivals

Since March 2020, our services have been disrupted. Please see the Calendar of Services and Events for updated information.

Sunday 3 January 2021: Epiphany

10am: Family Eucharist

Sunday 31 January 2021: Candlemas

10am: Parish Mass

Please watch for updates to this year’s Church Festivals below, as information becomes available.
We have kept the 2020 information there for the time being.


Lent 2020
Lent at St Michael & All Angels

The Sunday morning sermons will focus on the practical theology of the Gospels for contemporary Christian life.

At 6.30pm Evensong throughout Lent, ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner…’
– members of the congregation will reflect on individuals who have inspired them.

Lent Lunches – Sundays at 12.30pm:
Lunch in various homes in the Parish,
to raise money for our Lent Charities Appeal

Wednesday 26 February 2020: Ash Wednesday

12.30pm Mass and Imposition of Ashes
5pm Children’s Service and Ashing
8pm Solemn Mass and Imposition of Ashes

Sunday 1 March 2020: Lent 1

10am Parish Mass
Preacher: Fr Andrew Coates, curate, St Michael’s Wood Green
6.30pm Evensong: Torin Douglas

Sunday 8 March 2020: Lent 2

10am  Parish Mass
Preacher: Fr Nick Quanrun, curate, St John the Divine, Westminster
6.30pm Evensong: Cathy Millin

Sunday 15 March 2020: Lent 3

10am Parish Mass
6.30pm Evensong: Cathie James

Sunday 22 March 2020:
Mothering Sunday, Lent 4

10am Family Mass with St Michael’s Choristers and distribution of flowers
6.30pm Evensong: Richard Northbridge

Sunday 29 March 2020: Passion Sunday

10am Parish Mass
6.30pm Evensong: Sarah Hicks


Holy Week

Sunday 5 April 2020: Palm Sunday

10am Choral Mass and Palm Procession
6.30pm Evening Prayer

During the first part of the week, Fr Thomas Couper, curate, will explore the meaning of the Passion of Christ.

Monday 6 April 2020: Holy Monday

8pm Mass & Address

Tuesday 7 April 2020: Holy Tuesday

8pm Mass & Address

Wednesday 8 April 2020: Holy Wednesday

12.30pm Mass
8pm Mass & Address

Easter at St Michael & All Angels 

The Triduum – The Great Three Days

Led by the Vicar

Thursday 9 April 2020: Maundy Thursday

10.30am Chrism Mass at St Paul’s Cathedral
8pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper
The Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Altars and Watch at the Garden of Repose

Friday 10 April 2020: Good Friday

12 noon Children’s Passion
A dramatic and moving telling of Christ’s journey to the cross. Children are encouraged to take part and stay for hot cross buns afterwards.
1pm Stations of the Cross
2pm The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Sunday 12 April 2020: Easter Day

5 am Dawn Vigil and First Mass of Easter
(followed by Parish Breakfast)
10amParish Eucharist of Easter for all the family
6.30pm: Evensong and Benediction


Sunday 26 April 2020

10am: Parish Mass
11.30am APCM – Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Thursday 21 May 2020: Ascension Day

10am Mass
8pm Choral Mass

Sunday 31 May 2020: Pentecost

10am Mass
8pm Choral Mass

Sunday 7 June 2020: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

10am: Mass
6.30pm: Evensong

Thursday 20 June 2020: Corpus et Sanguis Christi

8pm: Solemn Pontifical Concelebrated Choral Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament
Preacher: The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely

The Bedford Park Festival
Friday 12 June – Sunday 28 June 2020

Saturday 13 June 2020: Green Day Fete

11am Opening of the Festival and Church Fete on Acton Green
(opposite church)

Sunday 14 June 2020: Green Day Fete and Mass on the Green

10.30am Open Air Mass on Acton Green
Preacher: The Rt Revd Graeme Knowles, asst bishop in the Diocese of Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Noon: Green Day Fete continues
6.30pm: Evensong and Benediction

Sunday 28 June 2020: Festival Mass: SS Peter and Paul

10am Solemn Sung Mass, on the 140th anniversary of the consecration of St Michael’s,
with Festival Choir and Orchestra
Music: tba
Followed by Lunch in the Vicarage Garden
6.30pm: Evensong

Sunday 16 August 2020: Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10am Choral Mass and Procession
6.30pm  Evensong and Benediction

The 12th Chiswick Book Festival
Thursday 10 September – Monday 14 September 2020

Sunday 13 September 2020

10am Parish Mass: Chiswick Book Festival
Preacher: TBA
6.30pm Choral Evensong and Benediction

18 to 25 September 2020: Pilgrimage to Oberammergau

Sunday 27 September 2020: Patronal Festival

10am Procession from Acton Green, Choral Parish Mass & Skirmish with the Dragon
(Children please come dressed as St Michael or an Angel)
6.30pm Choral Evensong and Benediction

Tuesday 29 September 2020: Feast of Title

8pm Choral Mass
Preacher: Fr Fergus Butler Gallie, Curate, Liverpool Parish Church

Sunday 4 October 2020:
Harvest Thanksgiving

10am Family Mass with the Presentation of Gifts

Sunday 11 October 2020: Charities Sunday

Sunday 1 November 2020: All Saints Day

10am: Family Mass
6.30pm: Evensong & Benediction

Monday 2 November 2020: All Souls Day

12 Noon Requiem Mass

Requiem Masses are offered in November for the departed.
Names to be commemorated at any of these services may be written on the lists at the back of the church.

Saturday 7 November 2020: Cosmo’s War

7.30pm A play of Remembrance

Sunday 8 November 2020: Remembrance Sunday

9.45am Requiem Mass and Procession to the War Memorial
6.30pm Evensong

Sunday 22 November 2020: Feast of Christ the King

10am Parish Mass
6.30pm Evensong


Christmas at St Michael’s

Sunday 29 November 2020: Advent Sunday (the Church’s New Year)

10am: Family Mass
6.30pm Advent Carol Service
A contemplative service of carols, scripture, music and poetry to reflect on the coming of Christ

Sunday 13 December 2020: Advent 3

10am Parish Mass
6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols – traditional service with readings, carols, choir and processions followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Thursday 24 December 2020: Christmas Eve

4pm Children’s Crib Service: Children are invited to come dressed as angels, shepherds, kings etc – come early to get a good seat or play a full part.
10.30pm Carols at the Church door
11.30pm Midnight Mass 

Friday 25 December 2020: Christmas Day

10am Parish Mass of Christmas
for the family, with Choir and mini-pantomime homily.