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

St Michael's Services - Monthly Morning Prayer, 8am 1662 Communion, the 11.15am goes higher and Carol Service appeal for singers

Message from Rev. Erica Wooff, Vicar of Stockwell Parish

 8am 1662 Communion

This is restarting this Sunday, 18th November.  Do come along and try it.  It will be very beautiful

9.45am Morning Prayer
St Michael’s is trialling a Morning Prayer on the 3rd Sunday of the month as we are aware that there are some people in the Parish who don’t want communion every Sunday and enjoy morning prayer.  This will replace the 9.45am communion service on that Sunday and is expected to be shorter at c 45 mins.  For anyone who does want communion on that Sunday, but doesn’t find the 11.15am convenient or too high, there will be a short said communion immediately after the service at 10.30am in the Warrior Chapel.  We will review feedback on this option in the New Year.
Monthly Joint service to move to 10am during the winter
Please note that the monthly joint service will move to 10am during the winter.  We will review feedback on timing in March.
11.15am Goes Higher
We are aware that there are a quite a lot of people in the catholic tradition, whether Anglican or Roman Catholic, who enjoy a full sung Eucharist with incense.  The 11.15am has taken this on board and is now very beautifully sung.  If you like this style of service, please do come along and try it at St Michael’s.  All very welcome.  
Stockwell Community Carol Service, Sunday 16th December, 5pm 
 Our traditional service (not too long!) of Seven Lessons and Carols at St Michael's, with readings, favourite carols, including the Mexican Wave 12 Days of Christmas at the end, and adult and children’s choirs. Followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the church hall. Please put it in your diary.
As ever, we are looking for singers to join our Stockwell Scratch Choir! If you can carry a tune and take part, please get in touch with Justin who would love to hear from you. An ability to read music is helpful, but not essential. Contact: 
We are also looking for children to join the Children's Choir! No experience required, generally primary school aged children, 4 rehearsals of 45 mins each at 11am each Sunday from this next Sunday, 18th November until the Carol Service at No 1 Stockwell Park Crescent plus a short rehearsal prior to the service on Saturday 16th December. Contact Sarah:   

 

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.