Sanctuary Aug 2013The Parish Family of St Michael’s welcomes you to our website.

The Parish of St Michael’s, Ashford was founded in 1906 and is situated in the Upper Thames Deanery.

The church, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was built in 1928.

Thanks to a generous legacy the church was re-ordered in 2006. It was consecrated by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor on the 19th November 2006.

You will find the various activities of our parish listed under the Parish Groups section of our website.

If you are joining St Michael’s as a new parishioner, we look forward to welcoming you to our parish and we hope you will enjoy being part of the Family of St Michael’s.

You will find forms for Parish Registration and Planned Giving in the narthex – please complete and return them to the presbytery or place them in the collection basket.

Catholic and have lost touch?

There are many different reasons why people drift away from the practice of their faith. Whatever your reasons or situation, we would like to invite you to take a fresh look at your faith and give it another go. It is never too late to start again, no matter how long you have been away. You are part of God’s family and you would be made very welcome. Your contribution is very valuable as are your gifts that God has given you, and we are incomplete without them.

The Catholic Church is made up of saints and sinners. We are all called to be holy, but we are part of a wounded family, made up of fragile human beings. The Church always needs renewal, and you and your story could help us to become more like Christ.

If you feel it would be helpful to talk things over confidentially about your personal situation you may telephone either:
Fr. Jim Overton – Parish Priest               01784 252230 or
Mrs. Lee Gibson – Lay Catechist           01784 252194/07713 760281
to arrange to meet informally for a chat.