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. 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

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. Having just completed a degree in youth ministry at Oak Hill Theological College this summer, Jonny is looking forward to being committed to church full time. In his spare time, he enjoys both playing and watching sport.

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, James spends any free moments drinking tea, reading books or playing sport, although his passion for sport far outweighs his ability.

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

We're 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.

Babette Bullock, Administrator

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

Caroline Humphrys, Regenerate & Operations

Caroline juggles working for the Civil Service 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.

Jess Goddard, Ministry Trainee (Youth & Children)

Jess finished her theology degree at St Mary’s University, Twickenham in 2020. Her church family has played a big role in helping Jess feel at home in Teddington, so she is delighted to be able stay on to serve families in this role. When not at church, Jess loves to spend time cycling, reading, and drinking coffee with friends.