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 Covid-19 pandemic
Given the current levels of Covid-19 infection in our area, we have taken the decision to close the Church building again for the time being. Following the PM's announcement about the roadmap out of lockdown, we are waiting for guidance from the Church of England, and we will re-open as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. While the Church is closed, all our Sunday services will be live-streamed on our Facebook page (just search on Facebook for "St Michael's Church Galleywood" and you will find us).
This Sunday (7th March 2021) is the 2nd Sunday in the season of Lent:
9.30am - St Michael's Live-stream for Kids!
10.00am - Service of the Word
The theme of the 10am service is "Smoke on the mountain". The Bible readings are: Exodus 20:1-17 and John 2:13-22. The service sheet is here:
During the week, these services will be on-line:
Tuesdays, 9.30am - Morning prayer (on Zoom). Service sheet here: Morning Prayer in Lent
Thursdays, 9.30am - Holy Communion (live-streamed on Facebook). Service sheet here: Holy Communion (mid-week) in Lent
Covid-19 precautions (for when the Church building is open again!)
Click on this link to see our precautions for opening the Church: Covid-19 precautions for Sunday worship (from 4th October 2020)
And on this link to see our Covid-19 Risk Assessment: Covid-19 Risk Assessment
And on this link to see our precautions for SONlight (our primary-aged children's group): Covid-19 risk assessment for SONlight (from 4th October 2020)
Everyone who attends the Church must "check in" using the either QR code and the NHS Covid-19 App, or by leaving their contact details. The privacy notice for leaving your details can be found here: Privacy Notice for Covid-19 Track and Trace
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01245 265250) or our Pastoral Assistant Karen Robertson (email@example.com, 07941 857097).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com; or 01245 265250.
(Usual day off is Saturday)
Churchwardens: Anne Pepper - email firstname.lastname@example.org or or 07703 586537
Or Anne Gardner - email email@example.com or 01245 353476
Pastoral care: Karen Robertson - email firstname.lastname@example.org or 07941857097
Safeguarding: Janella Coates - email@example.com or 07981 419796
Children and Youth Worker, Ellen Morrison - firstname.lastname@example.org or 07727 655 934
Evangelism Enabler (and Make Lunch). Sue Kitson - email@example.com 01245 265443
Financial / Invoices firstname.lastname@example.org
GDPR + Privicy Notice
A Privicay notice is now available for all to see and read, please click here to download it