Our Vision

A people with hearts on fire, loving God, walking with Jesus and led by the Spirit

East Wickham: St Michael

Plumstead Deanery

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Address

Upper Wickham Lane
Welling
Kent

Location map

Parish website

Parish Contacts

The Revd Peter Organ (Vicar)

St Michael's Vicarage
Upper Wickham Lane
Welling, DA16 3AP

Tel: 020 8304 1214
E-mail: revpeterorgan@gmail.com

Parish Office
Tel: 020-8301 0380

Parish website

Sunday Services

8am Said Eucharist
10am Sung Eucharist
4.30pm Evening service

Facilities: Disabled access, toilets, crèche, induction loop

Further details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts

Information

Tradition: Modern Catholic
Patron: The Dean & Chapter of Southwark Cathedral

Population (2001 census): 12,767
Urban Priority Area: No

Deanery: Plumstead
Archdeaconry: Lewisham & Greenwich
Episcopal Area: Woolwich
Diocesan Record Office: Bexley Local Studies Centre

Introduction to parish

St Michael's is a community that has been richly blessed. We have so many advantages when it comes to the work of revealing the loving purposes of God in the world:

  • OUR FAITH

  • OUR TRADITIONS

  • OURSELVES WITH ALL THE GIFTS GOD HAS ENTRUSTED TO US

  • OUR BEAUTIFUL AND ADAPTABLE BUILDINGS & GROUNDS

  • OUR STRONG LINKS WITH THE WIDER COMMUNITY.

Along with these great advantages go great challenges:

  • TO GROW IN FAITH

  • TO DEEPEN OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES

  • TO STRENGTHEN OUR FELLOWSHIP

  • TO INCREASE IN NUMBERS

  • TO EXTEND THE SERVICE WE OFFER.

Details of Church

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Built: 1932 - 33
Architect: E Ford
Listing: not listed

 

The church is sited on high ground to the south-east of the old chapel of St. Michael, currently leased by the Greek Orthodox church. Both buildings occupy the same large site just off Upper Wickham Lane, East Wickham. The site slopes away to the north-east.

The church was built in the Neo-Romanesque style. It consists of a nave with aisles and an apsidal chancel. Entry is at the west end, via two sets of double doors. The building here is two storey, with a west gallery supporting the organ, organ console and extra seating.

A single storey, pitched roofed block of ancillary accommodation connects into the north aisle, just to the east of the gallery area. It contains kitchen, WC and the choir and clergy vestries. Advantage has been taken of a sharp fall in the land to accommodate storage rooms beneath these rooms.

Crèche accommodation has been formed in the north hall area.

Above the north and south halls, in the two storey structure adjoining the gallery, is a church office and store room respectively.

Weekday chapel is held in an area set aside for that purpose, at the east end of the north aisle. There is a sacristy opening off the apse, on the north side.