Bringing St Michael’s back to life for the community
Our vision is to see St Michael’s transformed from the derelict building it once was to a revitalised hub for the local community. With the reopening of the church in 2015, this has already begun but there is still a long way to go. To this end we have launched Regenerate, a £1.8m scheme to renew this wonderful but neglected building such that it might once again be a source of life to this corner of London.
Autumn 2020 Update
We have made great progress with our designs and our fundraising so far. Our latest designs include our new kitchen, room layouts, exterior landscaping, new heating, lighting and AV, as well as choosing finishes, fittings and furniture. We have raised over £900,000 to date from across a number of funding streams, such as our congregation, grants, our Friends of St Michael's Scheme, and community fundraising to name a few.
Become a Friend of St Michael’s
I would love to invite you to be a part of this exciting transformation by becoming a ‘Friend of St Michael’s’. As a friend you are invited to give a small donation each month over a two year period. You might also (or instead) like to give a one-off gift. We will keep you informed on progress and invite you to various events in the coming months. To become a Friend of St Michael’s please email Caroline Humphrys (click here), the Regenerate Project Manager, who will let you know what you need to do next.
Thank you so much. Your support will make such a difference as we seek to bring life back to St Michael’s and blessing to the community.
Ed Kendall, Senior Minister
As part of developing our plans for Regenerate, we need to obtain permission from Richmond Borough Council (RBC) and the Church of England (CoE), to undertake the work to the building. We have obtained all of our permissions from both of these consultees, however we are looking to make a small amendment to the permission from the CoE regarding the organ. The details of this are in the links below: