Coping with COVID-19

Catch up with BBC Songs of Praise, hosted from St Michael & All Angels – for 3 more days only!
Catch up with A Year at St Michael’s in pictures – 2019-20 

Plus: looking forward to ‘Green Days at Home’ in June
Bedford Park Festival To Be Held Online This Year – A ‘virtual’ Green Days will also take place – Chiswick W4.com
Hear more in this interview with the Festival’s community co-ordinator, Torin Douglas – ChiswickBuzz.net

At St Michael & All Angels, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, public worship and events have been suspended; our Noon Mass is being streamed each day; the church is no longer open for private prayer; we have started a podcast, are trying to help charities and local people (within the limitations), and are providing activities for children at home.
Our Parish Office is closed but you can still contact our Parish Managers, Anna Benson and Claire Barrell, via phone and email: 020 8994 1380 or parishoffice@smaaa.org.uk.
Updated: 24.05.20

1. Read a letter from Fr Kevin Morris for Ascension Day

“Ascension Day challenges us to share our faith in the God who has not left us or forsaken us, and to proclaim His love and to bring His healing, peace and hope to the world”. Keep in touch with letters like this through our Events Newsletter.

Get in touch
If you have self-isolated and/or you need any pastoral or other support, please get in touch with us via the Parish Office: 020 8994 1380 or parishoffice@smaaa.org.uk. It is important to have a robust pastoral strategy at this time: not just the clergy, but all the congregation, engaged in actively phoning – or contacting in other ways – vulnerable members of the congregation and others, to keep in touch and to offer practical help if need be.

2.  Catch up with our Eastertime worship each day – on St Michael & All Angels’ Facebook page

The Mass is streamed on Facebook. Please note: you should not have to join Facebook to watch it if you don’t want to! Simply click this link or paste it into your browser https://www.facebook.com/smaaaW4/ If you have difficulties in joining the service, feel free to email torindouglas@gmail.com for help!

You can watch recordings of all our streamed services on the Catch Up: Videos page
See photos of last year’s Easter Vigil  here (and our albums of other services).  
Read Cathie James’s liturgical guide to Eastertide here.
Easter at St Michael & All Angels

3.  Listen to our Podcasts – words and music

You can listen to all our podcasts (and see full details and how they are created) on the Catch Up: Podcasts page.
This is our podcast for Sunday May 24th: Ascension (click here to listen) 

You can also now hear them on the telephone!
Simply ring 020 8106 1967 (the year of the first Bedford Park Festival) to hear The Good Shepherd podcast.

4.  Listen to Mindfulness Podcasts from St Peter’s Centre for Mindfulness

During the closure of the centre, we will be uploading Podcasts here to help you with Mindfulness meditation at home. This is the direct link to the podcasts.
We hope you find these useful and if you do we would like to request a small donation towards keeping the centre going at this time. Please click the donation link here.

5. Sunday worship and activities for children at home, Easter Bonnets and Easter Garden

During the COVID-19 situation, the Children’s Church team are providing Sunday worship and activities for children at home. See Children’s Church Online: Worship and activities. Thanks – and congratulations – to those who entered our Easter Bonnet competition and who created our Easter Garden (left). Please email your pictures giving your name and age, to the Parish Office: parishoffice@smaaa.org.uk .

6. Donating to St Michael’s and our charities

7. Helping the vulnerable and those in need

**Ealing Foodbank’s office is now closed and we can no longer take donations – but they can receive them on Wednesdays in Hanwell. See details on the Ealing Foodbank website, including its latest shopping list.

8. Keeping occupied and cheerful


For updates, watch this page and our regular Newsletters; the St Peter’s Acton Green website; and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Chiswick Calendar Newsletter is now focussing on what’s happening in  the crisis and how you can help in Chiswick.