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.
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. Having recently finished the Cornhill Training course Felix works full time driving the students and 20 ministry. 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. #WengerIn (just).
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 - particularly when Tottenham Hotspur are playing.
Caroline Edgar, Regenerate Project Manager
Caroline juggles being a transport planner for the Surrey County Council whilst giving up part of her week to drive our capital fundraising and building renovation project 'Regenerate'.
Rosie Herbert, Ministry Trainee
Having done a stint in teaching French to primary aged children, Rosie joined us last year to become a ministry trainee whilst studying on the Cornhill training course part-time. She is currently involved in supporting the 20s & 30s women here at St Michael’s, and loves to introduce others to Jesus. Rosie is always on the lookout for making new francophone friends, is a member of Teddington tennis club and loves all things middle-eastern when it comes to food!
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.