Diary of Church Festivals

For an updated list of services, including preachers and readers, please see our Calendar of Events.

Sunday 7 January 2018: Epiphany

10am: Family Eucharist with St Michael’s Choristers
6.30pm: Evensong

Sunday 28 January 2018: Candlemas

10am: Choral Mass with Procession
6.30pm: Choral Evensong and Benediction 

Sunday 4 February 2018 : Confirmation

10am: Choral Mass
Celebrant & Preacher : The Rt Revd Stephen Platten, Hon Asst Bishop


Lent 2018
Lent at St Michael & All Angels

The Sunday morning sermons will focus on the theology of Redemption as lived out in the Christian life.

At 6.30pm Evensong throughout Lent, ‘Why me?’
– members of the congregation give personal
reflections on their life and faith.

6.30pm Stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent

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

Wednesday 14 February 2018: Ash Wednesday

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

Sunday 18 February 2018: Lent 1

10am Parish Eucharist
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Tony Simkin

Sunday 25 February 2018: Lent 2

10am  Parish Mass
6.30pm Choral Evensong: Why me? Helen Wareham

Sunday 4 March 2018: Lent 3

10am Choral Mass
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Andrew Maud

Sunday 11 March 2018:
Mothering Sunday, Lent 4

10am Family Mass with St Michael’s Choristers and distribution of flowers
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Vicky Brooke

Sunday 18 March 2018: Passion Sunday

10am Parish Mass
6.30pm Evensong: Why me? Nicola Chater


Holy Week

During Holy Week, Fr Graham Morgan will help us explore the meaning of Christ’s Passion and its relevance for contemporary Christians

Sunday 25 March 2018: Palm Sunday

10am Choral Mass and Palm Procession
6.30pm Evening Prayer
7.30pm Concert of Sacred Music

Monday 10 April – Sunday 16 April
Holy Week and Triduum

Monday 26 March 2018: Holy Monday

8pm Mass & Address

Tuesday 27 March 2018: Holy Tuesday

8pm Mass & Address

Wednesday 28 March 2018: Holy Wednesday

12.30pm Mass
8pm Mass & Address

Easter at St Michael & All Angels 

(Click here for details of Easter at St Michael’s for Children)

The Triduum – The Great Three Days

Thursday 29 March 2018: 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
Preacher: Fr Edward Barlow

Friday 30 March 2018: 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
Preacher: Fr Edward Barlow

8pm Tenebrae
 – a meditation for Good Friday with pictures, prayers, readings and music.
* Please note this service will be at St Peter’s Acton Green, on Southfield Road. All welcome

Sunday 1 April 2018: Easter Day

5.30 am Dawn Vigil and First Mass of Easter
Preacher Canon John Record
(followed by Parish Breakfast)

10amParish Eucharist of Easter for all the family, with Easter egg rolling!

6.30pm: Evensong and Benediction


Sunday 22 April 2018

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

Thursday 10 May 2018: Ascension Day

10am Mass
5pm Children’s Mass
8pm Choral Mass

Sunday 20 May 2018: Feast of Pentecost

Sunday 27 May 2018: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

10am: Choral Mass
6.30pm: Evensong & Benediction

Thursday 31 May 2018: Corpus et Sanguis Christi

8pm: Solemn Pontifical Concelebrated Choral Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament
Preacher: Fr Stephen Stavrou, Vicar of St Michael & All Angels, Barnes

The Bedford Park Festival
Friday 8 June – Sunday 24 June 2018

Saturday 9 June 2018: Green Day Fete

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

Sunday 10 June 2018: Green Day Fete and Mass on the Green

10.30am Open Air Mass on Acton Green
Preacher: The Very Revd Nicholas Frayling, Dean of the Order of St John
Noon: Green Day Fete continues
6.30pm: Evensong

Sunday 24 June 2018: Festival Mass

10am Solemn Sung Mass, with Festival Choir and Orchestra
Music: tba
Followed by Lunch in the Vicarage Garden
6.30pm: Evensong

Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July 2018: Pilgrimage

Parish Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

Sunday 19 August 2018: Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10am Choral Mass and Procession
6.30pm  Evensong and Benediction

The 10th Chiswick Book Festival
Thursday 13 September – Monday 17 September 2018

Sunday 16 September 2018

10am Parish Mass
6.30pm Choral Evensong and Benediction

Sunday 30 September 2018: Patronal Festival

10am Procession from Acton Green, Choral Parish Mass & Skirmish
(Children please come dressed as St Michael or an Angel)
Preacher: Mother Anna Matthews, vicar of St Benet’s, Cambridge
6.30pm Choral Evensong and Benediction

Sunday 7 October 2018:
Harvest Thanksgiving

10am Family Mass with the Presentation of Gifts

Sunday 14 October 2018: Charities Sunday

Friday 2 November 2018: All Souls Day

8pm 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.

Sunday 4 November 2018: All Saints Day

10am: Family Mass
6.30pm: Evensong & Benediction

Sunday 11 November 2018:
Remembrance Sunday

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

Monday 12 November – Wednesday 19 November 2018: Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Fr Kevin Morris will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Some places are still available. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office.

Sunday 25 November 2018: Feast of Christ the King

10am Parish Mass
6.30pm Evensong


Christmas at St Michael’s

Sunday 2 December 2018: 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 16 December 2018: 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

Monday 24 December 2018: 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 (earlier than in the past)
11.30pm Midnight Mass (earlier than in the past)

Tuesday 25 December 2018: Christmas Day

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