Barnes: St Michael & All Angels
(a member of the Barnes Team Ministry)
Revd Stephen Stavrou
39 Elm Bank Gardens, London SW13 0NX
Tel: 020 8878 7589
Tel/fax: 020 8876 5230
Church website: www.stmichaelbarnes.org
8.00 am Said Mass (BCP)
10.00 am Sung Mass
(with lots of children's and young people's activities)
11.30 am Family Mass
(designed for young families)
Facilities: Disabled access, toilets, baby changing facilities, crèche, induction loop, large print books/service sheets, room hire.
Further details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts
Tradition: Modern Catholic (Affirming)
Patron: Special Board of Patronage
Member of a Local Ecumenical Covenant with the Roman Catholic, Methodist and Baptist Churches and the other members of the Barnes Team.
Population (2001 census): 2,775
Urban Priority Area: No
Set in a quiet Barnes street adjoining the Thames, Barbara Pym's much loved Anglo-Catholic jewel has been undergoing a renaissance in recent years.
Modern catholic in tradition, St. Michael and All Angels attracts three congregations on Sunday mornings:said Mass (BCP) at 8am; Parish Mass for those who want good music, rich liturgy and challenging sermons at 10 a.m.; and a Family Mass at 11.30 a.m.
This red brick late Victorian basilica has undergone extensive renovation, with the constuction of a new community centre and choir vestry and external landscaping.
Details of the church
Architect: Charles Innes
Listing: grade 2
The church was designed by Charles Innes and built between 1891 and 1893, with a modern community centre, choir room etc. and landscaped cloister added 2006-11 (architect Hugh Cullum). The structure is of red brick with limestone dressings and string courses. Roofs to the original structure are sloped, covered with clay tiles.
Internally the simple rectangular plan with stone columns with carved capitals and bases support a clerestory and timber framed roof. There is an apse at the east end containing the altar and a smaller one at the west end containing the font. To the north, a Lady Chapel is formed with one apsidal extension to the north nave, and the community centre and choir room extend to the south within the extension.