Our Story

We are an informal family-friendly Church of England church where you will find people of all ages and stages. Everyone is welcome! We hope you might be able to join us on the exciting journey we are on.

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, followed later by a morning service. In 2019 we were granted permanent parish status once again. By August 2021 after much fund raising we launched a major building project for the exciting task of revitalising the building, and we're thrilled to have returned in July 2022!

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

Revd Ed Kendall, Vicar

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 Vicar

Simon joined the St Michael's team in 2018, after serving as a minister in churches in Central London and Balham.  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!  They have two children, Joel and Erin.

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. Jonny recently completed a degree in youth ministry at Oak Hill Theological College, and in his spare time, he enjoys both playing and watching sport. He is married to Lucy.

Babette Bullock, Administrator

With unfailing cheerfulness and fabulous efficiency, Babette runs the church office and is a good first port of call with any enquiries

Toby Ling, Assistant Minister (Students, Worship and 6.30pm Service)

We were delighted to welcome Toby to our team in 2021! He previously lived and worked in Exeter, and is joining us with his wife Hannah and their baby daughter Rosie.

Jess Grubb, Assistant Youth & Children's Worker

Jess finished her theology degree at St Mary’s University, Twickenham in 2020, and she is currently studying part time with Crosslands Seminary alongside her role at St Michael's. Jess married Josh in summer 2022!

James Bunyan, Ordinand (Mission & 4pm Service)

James spent six happy years working in local universities for UCCF, a charity that serves university Christian Unions, before being recommended for training in the Church of England. Beside his theological studies at St Mellitus College in London, James oversees student ministry & the evening service here. Married to Lois and father of Galilee and Bethany, James spends any free moments drinking tea, reading books or playing sport, although his passion for sport far outweighs his ability.

Matt Eades, Operations

Matt keeps us organised in all kinds of ways behind the scenes, alongside running his own catering business. He joined the team part-time in 2022, but is already very well known to us as a member of the congregation and for his superb cooking! He is married to Jenny, and they have two children, Lucy and James.

Ministry Assistant (Community)

Rosie rejoined the staff team in summer 2022 as a volunteer, having previously been a Ministry Trainee here. In between those two stints, she was one of our local mission partners serving with Insight, a charity which builds links between churches and schools, delivering RE lessons, assemblies and special events. Rosie pioneered that work in the Richmond borough, before handing on the baton to Hywel Ling-Davies, also a member here at St Michael's.