Welcome to St Andrew and St Michael

Welcome to Stockwell Parish

We are a warm and welcoming community which worships at St Michael's, Stockwell Park Road, SW9 0DA.  An open Anglican church full of interesting ordinary people – professionals, NHS workers, teachers, unemployed, retired people.  We are single, married, divorced, single parents or widowed.  You’re always welcome here

There is also another church:  St Andrew's Landor Road, which is currently closed to public worship on health & safety grounds.  More information on both churches is set out on dedicated pages on this website.  There is also a map, so you can see if you are in the parish and where each church is.  We have lots of information on this website, which we hope you will find useful. 

If you haven't been to any of our services, please do come and try us out.  The 9.45am services is more modern and lower church in feel, with the 11.15am being a more traditional high church service.  Both have a sung communion on Sunday mornings, and extremely good tea/coffee and eats between the services.

First Time?

What Happens?

  • Worship and teaching and music 
  • Children and young people's group
  • Services last about 60 minutes
  • We share communion together every month at both services

Will I have to do anything?

  • Nothing is compulsory! You don’t need to join in anything unless you want to. All the words are in a service booklet and the hymn book.  Both very easy to follow
  • You’re welcome to sit anywhere
  • There’s no dress code
  • There is a collection during the service.  But you don't have to give money if you don't want to 
  • We don’t worry about noisy children!

How do I get there?

  • St Michael's is less than 5 minutes from Stockwell Tube station and there are lots of local buses.  There is some free parking on Sundays round the corner in Stockwell Park Crescent
  • We have step free access

Accessibility

  • Room for buggies inside and a toilet and baby changing facilities in the church building (through the door to the left of the main doors as you come in) 
  • Hearing loop
  • Space for wheelchairs
  • For older people who live locally would like to come and need assistance with transport, please contact the vicar, see contact details on the right of this page

Hospitality

  • We serve free tea, coffee and delicious eats after the service and would love to meet you and introduce you to other people.

News Headlines

The 2nd St Michael's Arts Festival kicks off on the 3rd October at St Michael's;

Message from Rev. Erica Wooff, Vicar of Stockwell Parish

I am delighted to announce the 2nd St Micheal's Arts Festival, sponsored by local estate agents Ludlow Thompson,  starts on the 3rd October and runs to the 14th October.  The Artistic Director is the Parish Music Director, Justin Harmer.  There are a huge variety of events for adults from a comedy nght with Edinburgh Festival comedians, poetry and book launches to opera, concerts and an interview with Simon Russell Beale, currently staring in The Lehamn Trilogy at the National Theatre, by Adam Boulton Political Editor of Sky News.  Simon will be reading/reciting his favourite poetry and speeches as well talking about his favourite music.  We also have a good range of events for children and young people:  a Macbeth workship for GSCE pupils and the Lemon Wedge Film Club for 11-18 year olds, where they use their creative skills to make films; they write, direct, design and star in short films, newsreports and musical videos.  For more information, please look at the website:  https://www.stmaf.org/about/.  Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite and you can click through from the StMAF website above to your chosen event.  We are also looking for volunteers to help at each event in taking tickets and running the bar/soft drinks table as appropriate.  All volunteers get to attend the event for free.  If you are interested please contact Christine Kiefer on christinekeiffer66@yahoo.com.

Our Churches

St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church is currently close for publc worship on health & Safety grounds.  It would cost around £2 million to renovate current under-maintenance, not including much needed modern essentials as proper disabled access and toilets.  Its hall (Hammerton Hall) would cost a further £2.5 million on the same basis.  The hall is locally 'listed' by the London Borough of Lambeth as “of interest architecturally”; while the church is not. The church cannot raise the amount needed for restoration and repairs to limit further deterioration.  Discussions are underway with Lambeth as to the future of worship on the site.

St Michael's Church

St Michael's Church is listed as a Grade 2 building in the national register of buildings of architectural or historic interest.  It requires work to restore but has no severe maintenance backlog excluding rewiring, which we endeavour to undertake shortly.  However, to make it fit for purpose in the longer term would be very costly, the amount depending on the proposed changes made.  St Michael's Hall dates from the 1950s, has been well-maintained, but lacks certain facilities, for example a shower.