Welcome to St Michael and All Angels' Church, Galleywood!
For nearly 150 years, Christians have been meeting to worship God in our beautiful church building, in the peaceful setting of Galleywood Common.
We are a family-friendly Church of England church, where everyone is welcome and valued, and can find a place to call "home". We are a sssshhhh-free church, so we especially welcome children - please don't worry if they make a bit of noise! We are an informal church, so don't worry if you need to turn up a bit late for some reason, or if you're not sure what to do. We are a Jesus-centred church, and we seek to base our lives on Jesus' teaching, life, death, resurrection and ascension. We are a biblical church, so we value Bible teaching and reflection. We are a prayerful church, which continually holds up its members and its community to God in prayer. We are a loving church, which is involved in various projects in our local community here in Galleywood.
Our church building was built inside a horse-racing course, which is unique in the country (as far as we know). It was originally built as a house of prayer against gambling, but these days it is a house of prayer for our community and wider world.
All of this is summed up in our vision prayer: Jesus, teach us all to love
Please join us for our services! For any enquiries about baptisms, weddings or funerals, please contact our vicar Revd David Cattle (contact details below).
Services during the Coronavirus pandemic
St Michael's Church is opening again for worship!
We realise that not everyone will feel safe coming to Church, so we are continuing to live-stream services from the homes of our worship leaders as well (on our Facebook page - just search on Facebook for "St Michael's Church Galleywood"). We will continue to use this pattern of worship until the end of September, when we will review the situation. So our pattern for now is this:
9.30am - St Michael's live-stream for kids! (a Bible story, a reflection and prayers, especially for children).
10am - Live-streamed service for everyone (with Bible readings, liturgy, prayers and a sermon. And on the second Sunday of the each month we have Holy Communion). This coming Sunday (20th September) is the 15th Sunday after Trinity, and our theme is "The cost of obedience". The Bible readings are Luke 9:51-62 and Acts 9:19b-31. For the service sheet, click here: Service of the word - 20 September 2020
11.30am - Holy Communion in Church (with Bible readings, liturgy, prayers and a sermon).
Every 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays, we use the modern words of Common Worship (service sheet here: 11.30am Holy Communion (CW)).
Everry 2nd Sunday, we use the traditional words of the Book of Common Prayer (service sheet here: 11.30am Holy Communion (BCP)).
Precautions for opening the Church for worship:
Click on this link to see our precautions for opening the Church: Precautions for opening the Church for worship
And on this link to see our precautions for Holy Communion: Precautions for Holy Communion
And on this link to see our Covid-19 Risk Assessment: Covid-19 Risk Assessment
During the week, we will live-stream these services from our homes:
Tuesdays, 9.15am - Morning prayer. Service sheet here: Morning Prayer in Ordinary Time
Thursdays, 9.15am - Holy Communion. Service sheet here: Holy Communion (mid-week) in Ordinary Time (This week, Morning Prayer is happening on both Tuesday and Thursday.) This Thursday (6th August) is the feast of the Transfiguration, so there is a special service sheet here: Holy Communion for Transfiguration
Support during the Coronavirus pandemic
If you need support during the lockdown, or just a listening ear, you can contact our vicar Revd David Cattle (email@example.com, 01245 265250) or our Pastoral Assistant Karen Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 07941 857097).
And watch out for our daily devotional posts on our Facebook page, to help us all to connect with God at this difficult time.
Everyone is welcome to join us for "Tea at the vicarage" via Zoom every Monday at 9.15am.
As a Church, our aim is to support people affected by dementia, and we are working towards dementia-friendly status.
Safeguarding at St Michael's
We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims/perpetrators of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Janella Coates, who can be contacted on 07981 419796 or email@example.com.
Social Services Contact numbers: 0345 603 7630 for adult social services, 0345 603 7627 for children's social services. Out of hours for both on 0345 606 1212.
In a safeguarding emergency dial 999.
If there is anything we can help you with, please get in touch with:
Vicar - Rev David Cattle firstname.lastname@example.org; or 01245 265250.
(Usual day off is Saturday)
Churchwardens: Anne Pepper - email email@example.com or or 07703 586537
Or Anne Gardner - email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01245 353476
Pastoral care: Karen Robertson - email email@example.com or 07941857097
Safeguarding: Janella Coates - firstname.lastname@example.org or 07981 419796
Children and Youth Worker, Ellen Morrison - email@example.com or 07727 655 934
Evangelism Enabler (and Make Lunch). Sue Kitson - firstname.lastname@example.org 01245 265443
Financial / Invoices email@example.com
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