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

If you haven't been to any of our services, please do come and try us out.  The 9.45am service is more modern and lower church in feel, with the 11.15am being a more traditional high church service.  Both normally have a sung communion on Sunday mornings, and extremely good tea/coffee and eats after the services.  Please note that for the rest of the year, Morning Prayer is being trialled on the 3rd Sunday of the month, with a short said communion straight afterwards for those that don't want to wait for the 11.15am or don't like that style of service.

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. 

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

Guest Preacher, Judy Elliott, for next Sunday, 25th November

Message from Rev. Erica Wooff, Vicar of Stockwell Parish

We are delighted to have a guest speaker next Sunday, 25th November.  Judy Elliott is the National Developement Manager for International China Concern UK.  

International China Concern (ICC) was founded in 1993 by David Gotts after seeing firsthand the suffering of Chinese children with disabilities who had been abandoned and left without hope in desperate conditions.  In the beginning, ICC sent short-term teams into China to provide care in government welfare centres. Later, they established permanent locations which provide full-time family-style care for children in Changsha and Hengyang in Hunan Province.  

International China Concern is a Christian development organisation dedicated to changing lives by bringing love, hope and opportunity to China’s abandoned and disabled children. Since its founding in 1993, International China Concern has partnered with the Chinese government to develop social welfare services for China’s most vulnerable children – the abandoned and disabled.  Their reputation and relationships in China place them in an excellent position to not only provide homes and services for the neediest children but also empower and train Chinese nationals to save lives, support families, transform communities, and changes attitudes about disability.

 

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.