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 (now disused), 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).
St Michael's Church building has re-opened for public worship! Covid-19 precautions will remain in place for the time being (limited numbers, face masks, checking in, social distancing, no mingling inside, no singing), but it is wonderful to be back in our Church building again. We need to limit numbers to 30 (plus the team running the service), and (unless you are helping to run the service) you will need to book a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/10-am-morning-worship-tickets-150032913483
This Sunday (13th June 2021) - the 2nd Sunday after Trinity
10am - Holy Communion, with an all-age talk, and our primary-aged Sunday School called SONlight. The theme for the service is "Worship and pray at all times", and the Bible readings are Jonah 2 and Colossians 3:12-17. The service sheet is here: Holy Communion - 13th June 2021
During each week, we have these services:
Tuesdays, 9.30am - Morning prayer (on Zoom). Service sheet here: Morning Prayer in Ordinary Time (via Zoom)
Thursdays, 9.30am - Holy Communion (live-streamed on Facebook). Service sheet here: Holy Communion in Ordinary Time (on Facebook)
Covid-19 precautions for worship in the Church building
Click on this link to see our precautions for opening the Church: Covid-19 precautions for worship in Church, from Easter Sunday (4 April 21)
And on this link to see our Covid-19 Risk Assessment: Covid-19 risk assessment, from 4 Apr 21
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.
We are currently looking for a Caretaker to help us to maintain St Michael's church building, and to be available to open and close the building for non-regular users. The role is a paid role, for 4 hours per week. A role description is here: Caretaker Role Description
If you would like to know more about this role, please contact our Churchwarden Gavin Adlington on email@example.com
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
GDPR + Privicy Notice
A Privicay notice is now available for all to see and read, please click here to download it