Welcome to St. Michael's

Serving God and the community for 175 years

service times

Sundays:
Said Mass – 8:30am
Sung Mass – 10:30am (with Sunday School)
Evening Devotions – 6:30pm

Weekdays:
Wednesday Mass – 12:00pm
Thursday Holy Hour – 7:00pm
Friday Mass – 5:30pm
Saturday Mass – 12:00pm 

Find Us:
Bounds Green Road, Wood Green, N22 8HE

At the top of the hill on the corner of Bounds Green Road and Wood Green High Road.

The Parish of St Michael Wood Green

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance

We have been closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and, following advice from Public Health England and the Church of England, we are taking appropriate steps to ensure we keep all members and visitors of Saint Michael’s as safe as possible.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ calls us to be attentive to the needs of the weakest and most in need in our community. Protecting high risk groups such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions is of great importance and something we must all be mindful of.

These are some steps we are now taking more widely to help prevent spread of the virus: 

  • Communion is currently offered ‘in one Kind’ (Bread/Precious Body) for the foreseeable future. It is Anglican teaching that to receive the sacrament in one kind only is to receive the sacrament in its entirety. Your clergy and the servers are ensuring excellent hand hygiene in the preparation and administration of Communion.
  • We have suspended physical contact during the Peace, refreshments after services and made arrangements to ensure the collection plate is not passed around
  • We are closely monitoring updates from Public Health England in relation to our services and events. This includes our Drop-In, Safe Haven, Followers and Sunday School activities.
  • We are doing all we can to provide hand washing and hand sanitisation facilities.
  • We are asking everyone who feels unwell, and has any of the coronavirus symptoms (however mild), to stay away from services and events at St Michael’s and to self-isolate in accordance with the Government’s guidelines. This is for the protection of the most vulnerable in our community.

Please ensure you thoroughly wash your hands on arrival at church.

To help prevent the spread of infection, please follow general best practice as outlined by Public Health England.

If you feel unwell and develop a fever or continuous cough, please stay away from church and call 111 for advice.

Please do not attend church if you are in a period of self, or mandated isolation but please do let a member of the clergy or Church family know by email or phone so they can be in touch with you.

If you choose to stay away from Church for this period, because of your age or an underlying condition, please know that this is OK and completely understandable in the circumstances.

We will continue to monitor this situation and update our approach as necessary.

We continue, of course, to pray for those unwell at this time and for those in positions of authority taking care to respond to the outbreak. Please also be particularly aware of neighbours who are elderly or live alone and look out for them in the event of any illness.

Lockdown 3

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Tonight your Church Council met to discuss how we should proceed as a Church in the light of the recent Government lockdown.  I am especially grateful to the members of the council for their time, advice and wisdom. At both our Churches there have now been cases of Covid-19 among the worshipping congregation and it was felt that now is the right time to make some difficult decisions.
 
Therefore tonight the PCC voted unanimously for the following motion.
 
St Michael’s Wood Green Team have decided to close our Church buildings until Sunday 14th February and move all worship to online only.  The PCC will meet regularly during this period and keep the situation under review with the intention of opening the Church buildings again as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. 
 
This was not an easy decision to make but we have to do all within our power to protect you, those you love and the surrounding community.  This means that public worship at both our Churches will not be available from now. Additional prayers for use at home and online services will be advertised in the parish email which we will send to you on Friday.  Your clergy will increase the phone calls they make and will be available should you ever want to call and talk.  If you know of anyone who is unwell or is in need of prayer please let the clergy know as they will continue to worship in Church and offer prayers and candles on our behalf
 
Please keep this in your prayers and if you could call others to inform them of this situation it would be a great help.
 
There is much to look forward to, and there is real hope now the vaccines are being administered, for which we give thanks to God.  However in the next few weeks we must readjust once more to this further lockdown and do all we can to love and support one another.
 
Please offer the following prayer each night of lockdown : –
 
God of compassion
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
 
With my love and continued prayers
 
Fr Ian
On behalf of the clergy and PCC of St Michael’s Wood Green Team

Important please read:

It has come to my attention that some of you have received an email from someone reporting to be me. These scams occasionally do the rounds and need to be blocked and not opened.
 
All emails from me will only be related to Church updates or the parish email. I will never ask anything of you or encourage you to open a link.
 
Any other email purporting to be me should be disregarded.
 
With thanks and continued prayers
Fr Ian

Weekly Reflections

Please stay tuned here for regular updates from St Michael’s Church during this present time when our church buildings across the country have had to close. We remain the Body of Christ, united together through our prayers for the world, for Wood Green, for those providing healthcare and for each other. This week…

Service times

Sunday Mass: 9am & 11am 
Tuesday Eucharist: 11am (at Bowes)
Wednesday Mass: 12 noon
Thursday Holy hour: 7pm – 8pm
Saturday Mass: 12 noon

The vicar/church wardens of our church can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning Fr Ian on 020 8351 3125 or emailing frianbooth@woodgreenparish.com

Weekly Reflections

Please stay tuned here for regular updates from St Michael’s Church during this present time when our church buildings across the country have had to close. We remain the Body of Christ, united together through our prayers for the world, for Wood Green, for those providing healthcare and for each other. This week…

Find Us:
Bounds Green Road, Wood Green, N22 8HE

At the top of the hill on the corner of Bounds Green Road and Wood Green High Road.

Service times

Sunday Mass: 9am & 11am 
Tuesday Eucharist: 11am (at Bowes)
Wednesday Mass: 12 noon
Thursday Holy hour: 7pm – 8pm

The vicar/church wardens of our church can be contacted in an emergency by telephoning Fr Ian on 020 8351 3125 or emailing frianbooth@woodgreenparish.com

Weekly Reflections

Please stay tuned here for regular updates from St Michael’s Church during this present time when our church buildings across the country have had to close. We remain the Body of Christ, united together through our prayers for the world, for Wood Green, for those providing healthcare and for each other. This week…

Find Us:
Bounds Green Road, Wood Green, N22 8HE

At the top of the hill on the corner of Bounds Green Road and Wood Green High Road.

Bulletin Board

Let us keep you posted

Sunday 2 May 2021

In our Gospel today we are reminded that if our belief in Christ is made visible in our actions, then in and through him, we become like fruit-bearing branches of the vine that is Christ himself.

Side view of the church featuring the steeple

who we are

We are a diverse and vibrant Anglican congregation, made up of an array of nationalities, worshiping in the Anglo-catholic tradition and serving the people of Wood Green in Jesus’ name. St Michael’s is a centre of Christian worship, witness and service in an ever-changing community.

The church is open most days. You are very welcome to come in to have a look around, to pray, to light a candle or just to be still in this house of God. Do tell us how you think we can best serve Wood Green.

our missions

Children's football team in fluorescent green and red vests

Youth Groups

We're passionate about supporting the young people of our community by providing engaging and safe places for them to meet.

Church entrance from the inside

Community

St Raphael’s Centre provides accommodation for our Sunday School, and is also a drop-in centre for outreach.

Had putting a coin into a blue piggybank

Fundraising

Please help to support our church. Make a donation or raise funds for St Michael’s while you shop and search the web.

Meet the Clergy

Delighted to make your acquaintance

Farther Andrew Coates of St Michael's Church, Wood Green

Fr. Andy

Curate

Father Ian Booth of St Michael's Church, Wood Green

Fr. Ian

Rector

Farther Winfield Collins of St Michael's Church, Wood Green

Fr. Winfield

Hon Assistant Priest

Farther Engin Yildrim of St Michael at Bowes Church, Bounds Green

Revd. Engin

Team Vicar

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What's On

This beautiful prayer was written by an Italian priest who is self-isolating at the moment and very sadly lost his own brother a few days ago to Covid-19…

I’m staying at home, Lord!

I’m staying at home, Lord! And today, I realise, you taught me this, remaining obedient to the Father, for thirty years in the house of Nazareth, waiting for the great mission.

I stay at home, Lord, and in Joseph’s studio, your keeper and mine, I learn to work, to obey, to round the corners of my life and prepare you a work of art.

I’m staying at home, Lord! And I know that I am not alone because Mary, like any mother, is in the next room, doing chores and preparing lunch for all of us, God’s family.

I’m staying at home, Lord! And I do it responsibly for my own good, for the health of my city, for my loved ones, and for the good of my brother, whom you have put beside me, asking me to take care of him in the garden of life.

I’m staying at home, Lord! And in the silence of Nazareth, I pledge to pray, to read, study, meditate, be useful for small jobs, in order to make our home more beautiful and more welcoming.

I’m staying at home, Lord! And in the morning, I thank you for the new day you give me, trying not to spoil it and welcome it with wonder, as a gift and an Easter surprise.

I’m staying at home, Lord! And at noon I will receive the greeting of the angel, I will make myself useful for love, in communion with you who have made you flesh to live among us; and, tired of the journey, thirsty, I will meet you at Jacob’s well, and thirsty for love on the Cross.

I’m staying at home, Lord! And if the evening takes me melancholy, I will invoke you like the disciples of Emmaus: stay with us, the evening has arrived and the sun sets.

I’m staying at home, Lord! And in the night, in communion of prayer with the many sick, the lonely and all the caregivers, I will wait for the dawn to sing your mercy again and tell everyone that, in the storms, you have been my refuge.

I’m staying at home, Lord! And I don’t feel alone and abandoned, because you told me: I’m with you every day. yes, and especially in these days of confusion, O Lord, in which, if my presence is not necessary, I will reach everyone, only with the wings of prayer.

Amen

What's on

You are welcome to join us and be a part of our active church life.

Lenten Journey 2020

“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel“

Testimonials

Here are just some of the comments made by worshippers...

“I’m so glad I found St Michael’s – what a tremendous atmosphere of welcome and love”
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"Truly inspiring' 'uplifting' 'a pleasure to be able to attend mass here"
Parishioner
"Praise God that he brought me to this wonderful church"
Parishioner

Safeguarding Statement

The parish of St Michael’s believes that the care and protection of children, young people, and vulnerable adults who are involved in church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church community. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a safer church for all. Our commitment to creating a safe environment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church’s common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human being. We expect all our staff, volunteers and those who use our premises to share this commitment and value the support of those who worship here in achieving this. If you have any concerns please contact either Fr Ian or Fr Andy or Tendy Lindsay our safeguarding officer. For more information and contact details click here.

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Safeguarding Statement