About Us

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.

We are truly blessed to have a wonderful and dedicated team here at St Michael’s to support our growing church family. Our young servers are an integral part of our sunday Eucharists. Our choir lead praise and worship gloriously through song and our wardens are invaluable in what they do for our church.

Fr. Ian Booth

Fr Ian has been Rector of St Michael’s Wood Green since January 2017 and is also Area Dean of East Haringey. Fr Ian is married to Carol and has two children Nathan and Laura. In July 2019 Fr Ian will have been Ordained for 30 years.

Since Ordination Fr Ian has served in the diocese of Peterborough, Guildford, Portsmouth, Chelmsford and London. Fr Ian admits he and Carol feel so at home in Wood Green and the rich diversity of the area and the warmth and generosity of the Church family at St Michael’s is a true blessing. 

Fr. Andy Coates

Before training for Ordination at Westcott House in Cambridge, Fr Andy studied politics at Warwick University and worked in Westminster for the late Rt. Hon. Dame Tessa Jowell MP between the years 2007-2015.

Fr Andy and his wife Nikki have two boys. He has been the Curate at St Michael’s Wood Green, as part of the Wood Green Team Ministry, since June 2018. He loves the New Forest and suffers permanently as a supporter of Southampton F.C!

Fr. Winfield Collins

Fr Winfield was ordained in 1976. He begun his ministry at Wakefield Prison before moving back to Barbados. Returning to England in the 1980s, his ministry has predominantly been served in Manchester, Wakefield and London where he has also been a Prison Chaplain. He retired in 2002 but has supported the parish of St Michael’s and St John and St James, Tottenham for a number of years since. He was made an honorary Canon in Barbados in 2001.

Revd. Engin Yildrim

Born to a Sunni Muslim family in Turkey, Revd Engin embraced the Christian faith at 20 years old. He studied theology in an Anglican College under the University of Toronto and later at Oxford. He was then ordained to the Diaconate in London in 2007. He was priested in Istanbul and served at the Church of the Resurrection, the only Turkish speaking Anglican congregation in Turkey.

He moved to London in 2017 to act as Team Vicar of Wood Green parish, at our sister church St Michael At Bowes. He is married to Mine and they have one son. Revd Engin, along with his passion to serve God in his church and to help transform the community, is a keen cyclist and loves to travel as well.