It begins in late 2014 when, at the invitation of the Bishop of Kensington and with the support of local churches, a small group from St Peter's Fulham joined by other friends and supporters in the Teddington area, were asked to re-establish a church community in the previously redundant building of St Michael's Fulwell.
We launched regular Sunday morning services in January 2015 with an evening service starting in the autumn. In the midst of it all we have refurbished the side-chapel and some side-rooms where almost all our services and activities currently take place. In the coming months and years we will set about the not inconsiderable but exciting task of revitalising the rest of the building.
But good though it is to be able to bring a building back to life, our greatest desire is to to rebuild a gospel centred community for Fulwell, Teddington and beyond. To that end we have greatly benefitted from being a part of both the Diocese of London and the Co-Mission Initiative (a church-planting movement largely based in south west London).
The Staff Team
Rev Ed Kendall, Senior Minister
Before leading St Michael's Ed was Curate at St Peter's Fulham but is thrilled to have returned to a part of the world he knows well having taught at Hampton School for seven years. Ed is married to Sally and they have three children, Harry, Bella and Theo.
Revd Simon Pedley, Associate Minister
Simon served at churches in Mayfair and Balham before joining the St Michael's team in 2018. He's married to Teresa with whom he shares a love of films and music - especially when the two are combined in the form of orchestral film music! Their two children, Joel and Erin, are both at primary school.
Felix Stevenson, Students and 20s' Minister
After a stint working in Parliament Felix has been at St Michael's since the church first re-opened. Felix works full time driving the students and 20 ministry alongside other areas of church life. This year marks the exciting launch of Navigate - a midweek group for students, and Bible in the City – a bible ministry amongst our city workers in their workplaces. Felix is married to Ellie and is a faithful fan of Arsenal FC.
Jonny Woodbridge, Youth & Children's Minister
Jonny runs and oversees the different groups for everyone under 18 both on Sunday mornings and during the week. He also gets the opportunity to go into local schools and tell young people all about the good news of Jesus. Alongside working at St Michael’s, Jonny is studying Part-Time at Oak Hill Theological College. In his spare time, he enjoys both playing and watching sport.
Caroline Humphrys, Regenerate Project Manager
Caroline juggles being a transport planner for Surrey County Council whilst giving up part of her week to drive Regenerate, our capital fundraising and building renovation project. Caroline is married to Oli and in her spare time, you'll usually see her whizzing around on her bicycle, walking in the Surrey Hills, doing ballet or catching up with friends.
Chris Stokes, Ministry Trainee
Chris co-ordinates all things musical at St Michael's on a part-time basis and attends the Cornhill training course on Wednesdays. New this year is the launch of training workshops for those who serve in the church's music ministry. Mid-week, Chris is a piano teacher in local primary and secondary schools, and director of the Sheen Gate Choir. He is married to Nicole and together they have a beautiful daughter, Philippa.
Lois Bunyan, Ministree Trainee
After 5 years working for a local charity, supporting adults and children with learning disabilities Lois has joined the team at St Michael's Fulwell. Alongside training on the Cornhill course Lois will be helping with the youth and children’s ministry at the church, with a specific focus in working with those with additional needs. Lois will also be launching a new service supporting parents who have been given a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome.
Lewis Brunt, Ministry Trainee
Lewis graduated from St Mary’s University, Twickenham over the summer and is currently doing the ministry internship at St Michael’s. It was at this church as a first year student that he came to faith in Christ. As well as doing the Cornhill training course Lewis spends his time meeting up with students and helping with midweek courses and clubs. In His spare time you may find him playing some form of sport or guitar.