There are two exciting events taking place at St Michael’s next year during the Barnes Music Festival. Please find information below about the St Matthew’s Passion on the 11th March and an organ recital by our Director of Music Martin Neary on the 20th March. Tickets go on sale in mid-December.
St Matthew Passion Information 2018
Robert Murray ©Sussie Ahlburg
Dr Martin Neary
Organ recital details
Dr Martin Neary
Parking around the church is extremely limited. Trains and TFL buses (209, 419) stop at Barnes Bridge Station, 200yds away. https://tfl.gov.uk
Some side aisle seats have restricted views. Purchasers are advised to arrive early.
Bars will be open during the interval; ticket-holders may wish to bring a small picnic to sustain them between the two halves of this glorious work!
Please follow the link here to view the presentation from the Community Meeting on the 27th November regarding the New Church Hall project.
Please see our Advent leaflet here
There will be a community meeting on the 27th November in the Church Hall at 8pm, in order to reflect together on the results of the audit, the recent away day and next steps. More information to follow this week.
Saturday 9th December at 7.00pm
Repertoire to include Rutter’s When Icicles Hang, as well as pieces by Whitacre, Elgar, Shearing, Kirby Shaw and Frederick Silver
Tickets £10 available on the door.
For more information about the Music Makers of London click here.
The aim of the survey is to help us gather relevant information about past, current and future uses, to make informed decisions based on need and vision. It’s important the audit is filled out by as many people as possible. Please follow the link here to fill out online.
The Bishop of Southwark, Christopher Chessun, has chosen Martin Neary as the latest of barely a dozen recipients of the prestigious Lancelot Andrewes medal, for his services to music in the diocese.
The Bishop made the announcement on Sunday 24th September at a service celebrating both St Michael’s Day and 150 years of St Michael and All Angels, Barnes. Dr Neary, a former Organist and Master of the Choristers at both Westminster Abbey and Winchester Cathedral, is now Director of Music at St Michael’s.
The Bishop commissioned his special medal last year to reward ‘Godly service’. Lancelot Andrewes was a bishop during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I, and was a respected Anglican preacher, scholar and linguist: he oversaw the translation and production of the King James bible.
On Saturday 16th September the PCC went on its Annual Away Day to St Mary’s Convent in Chiswick to reflect on the nature of mission and thereby prepare the ground for a new project for the Church Hall. In the afternoon, we were joined by members of the local community and congregation and hall users to work together on reflecting on the needs of our parish. This summary of the day has been produced.
Regarding the article ‘Saving St Michael’s Church Hall’ published September 2017:
St Michael’s wishes to look forward positively to a new project for the Church Hall, nevertheless a number of comments were made in the above named article that require correction and clarification.
The BCA takes no view on proposals for St Michael’s Church Hall and that the opinions expressed in the article where those of the author/Church Hall Action Group only. In addition, contrary to the comments in the article, it is important to note:
– The proposed dwelling on the site was not primarily made of glass: it used materials similar to those of neighbouring properties.
– The proposal was dismissed by the National Planning Inspectorate (following an appeal by St Michael’s church against non-determination by Richmond planners) and not by LBRuT, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
– The National Planning Inspector found, nonetheless, that the proposed church hall facilities for existing users were being adequately ‘re-provided’ and offered improved accommodation
These details are to be found in the Inspector’s report which can be read about on Richmond’s planning portal.
A highlight this Autumn will be the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the St Michael’s Church. There is something for everyone with activities for children, older residents, splendid services, music, art, history and socialising, so please do come along and join in. Full details of all the events and services can be found in the attached leaflet. 150th leaflet
To watch Fr Stephen’s Review of the Year please click here:
To read the full Annual Review please follow the link:
Annual Review 2106-2017
To read the Annual Accounts please follow the link:
2016 Accounts St Michael All Angels
To read the full Parish News please follow the link: Parish News Lent