NEWS FROM THE TEAM RECTOR
We are very pleased to announce that Rev’d Richard Sewell has been appointed as the new Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem. The College belongs to the Diocese of Jerusalem and is a community of education, hospitality, pilgrimage and reconciliation. For the past seven years Richard has served as the Team Rector of Barnes Team Ministry but has also served as Assistant Area Dean for Richmond & Barnes and also as the Chair of the Kingston Area Link with the Diocese of Matabeleland in Zimbabwe. His appointment will begin on October 1st. Please keep Fr Richard and his family in your prayers as they prepare to say goodbye to the people of Barnes and to take up this new appointment.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018, superseding the Data Protection Act 1998.
Organisations will no longer be at liberty to contact people on their mailing list with circulars, appeals or general information, without their explicit consent.
Read our Privacy Notice by clicking on the link setting out your rights and our obligations (see SUMMARY below).
Please click here to view the consent form.
If you are already on St Michael’s database:
- you will receive a personal email or letter where no email address is available;
- you will have been asked to confirm whether or not you wish us to continue to hold your details and to use them to send you information;
- if you choose to remain, you will be given access to your personal information and will be able to correct or update it yourself online at any time.
SUMMARY (Privacy Document)
- we understand that it is very important that we protect the privacy of your information and we will store it securely;
- we will only use the data for the church’s administrative needs, including claiming Gift Aid on donations, and to contact you about church activities;
- we will not supply your data to anyone else (unless legally obliged to do so);
- we will not hold the data longer than is needed to enable us to fulfil these purposes.
- You have the right to see the data we hold on you, to correct errors, to have it deleted from our records and to complain to the authorities if you believe it is being misused.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in preparations and services
for Lent, Holy Week and Easter and to Fr Brutus for joining us.
Father Stephen will be away for a week from Sunday 8th April.
Parish Office. Until Monday 23rd April the Parish Office will have
greatly reduced hours. Emails will be checked every few days. Please
send any urgent messages to the Vicar or Wardens.
We would like to thank Robbie for his invaluable help since August and
wish him very best wishes in his new job, which he starts next week.
New Parish Administrator. Rachel Skilbeck will be starting as our
new Parish Administrator on Monday 23rd April, with the same opening
hours as previously. Please do pop in and welcome her when she
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Sunday
29th April at 11.30am followed by Parish lunch in the Community
Centre. Please email the Parish Office with offers of food.
Electoral Roll Revision 2018. Each year the list of church members is
updated and checked. The revision starts today and will be completed
on 14th April. The current roll is on the notice board, Please do double
check you are on the roll, and your name is spelt correctly. We
encourage everyone connected with St Michael’s to join the roll as an
accurate, positive reflection of the life of our church and parish -forms
are on the leaflet table at the back of church. Note – the church
electoral roll is different to the local council roll.
Thank you from Lizzie. An enormous thank you for your kind words
and gifts two weeks ago. For once, I was rather lost for words! I have
thoroughly enjoyed being your Parish Administrator and will very much
miss the daily life of the office. I would like to thank you all for making
the role possible through the giving of your time and helping out as
needed. I have really appreciated everyone’s kindness and goodwill. As
Fr Stephen mentioned, I will still be involved in the life of St Michael’s
both as a volunteer and as a member of the PCC.
Parish Newsletter. Thank you to all those who delivered the
newsletter. If you haven’t already got one please do pick one up from
the back of church.
PCC Minutes. The latest PCC minutes can be found on the notice
board at the back of church.
The echoes of the performance of Bach St Matthew Passion continue! The church wardens and I wish to offer thanks to those who attended – in their hundreds, and sang two chorales with the choirs – and to the many people who worked tirelessly behind the scenes in the weeks and months leading up to this stunning production.
Along with Martin Neary, our Director of Music, with his formidable musicianship and experience, special mention goes to John West and the St Michael’s choir, and our parish administrator, Lizzie Hackett-Brown, who kept ticket sales and front-of-house running smoothly
Behind the scenes, a host of unnamed volunteers organised the music, liaised with the Barnes Music Festival, set up the seating plan, produced the programme, installed extra lighting, laid out numbered seats, chairs and staging, booked extra loos, prepared the community centre, stocked the bars, served the drinks, cleared up afterwards and left the church spotless. These time-consuming logistics were crucial to the evening. Our donors and guarantors ensured the funding was in place, for which we were most grateful.
I’m particularly pleased that the church was full and helped promote St Michael’s, in Barnes and beyond, as a place of beautiful music in the service of God.
Festival Choral Evensong will be held this evening at 6.00pm at St Mary’s to mark the end of Barnes Music Festival.
New Parish Administrator. The Vicar, Wardens and PCC are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Skilbeck as our new Parish Administrator, replacing Lizzie Hackett-Brown who steps down this week. Rachel brings with her many skills from a variety of administrative, creative and management roles which will be a great blessing to us. Rachel lives locally with her family, and worships at St Mary’s, Barnes, where is she is also on the PCC and the Barnes Ball Committee. Her first day in the office is Monday 23rd April, with the same opening hours as previously. Please do welcome her when she arrives. In her own words: ‘Having grown up in Pasadena, California, I have enjoyed being in Barnes since 2005. My husband is from Battersea and our two children were born here and attend local schools. Former jobs were in the software industry where I was project manager and most recently I worked at St Osmund’s Catholic primary school focusing primarily on Admissions and safeguarding. I look forward to my new role as your Parish Administrator and meeting all of you.’
Electoral Roll Revision 2018. Each year the list of church members is updated and checked. The revision will begin on 1st April and be completed on 14th April. The current roll is on the notice board, Please do double check you are on the roll, and your name is spelt correctly. We encourage everyone connected with St Michael’s to join the roll as an accurate, positive reflection of the life of our church and parish -forms are on the leaflet table at the back of church. Note – the church electoral roll is different to the local council roll.
Holy Week Preacher. Father Brutus Green, Padre to the Parachute Regiment, will be preaching on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and at the Dawn Vigil.
Easter Lilies. If you would like to make a donation to the cost of Easter lilies in memory of a loved one please speak to Fiona Brannon or Jane Gardiner (or email the Parish Office). A list of those remembered will be at the back of church.
Thank you from Lizzie. An enormous thank you for your kind words and gifts last Sunday. For once, I was rather lost for words! I have thoroughly enjoyed being your Parish Administrator and will very much miss the daily life of the office. I would like to thank you all for making the role possible through the giving of your time and helping out as needed. I have really appreciated everyone’s kindness and goodwill. As Fr Stephen mentioned, I will still be involved in the life of St Michael’s both as a volunteer and as a member of the PCC.
Parish Newsletter. Thank you to all those who delivered the newsletter.
PCC Minutes. The latest PCC minutes can be found on the notice board at the back of church.
Please click here to view the lent Newsletter.
We are delighted to announce our parent and pre-school playgroup mornings, which will take place once a term on Saturday morning between 11am and 12 noon.
The side chapel inside church will be transformed into a child-friendly space with toys and activities.
The dates for 2018 are:
Saturday 17th March
Saturday 28th April
Saturday 7th July
Snacks will be provided for the children, and coffee and cake for the adults!
Older siblings also welcome.
The session will finish with a story and some singing.
If you have any toys you’d like to donate then please let us know, or leave them at the back of church.
Everyone is welcome, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office
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.
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