The Parish of St Michael’s, Ashford was founded in 1906 and is part of the Upper Thames Deanery.
The church, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was built in 1928. The church, boundary walls and entrance screen were designated a Listed Building of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, Grade II on 23rd March 2016.
Thanks to a generous legacy the church was re-ordered in 2006. It was consecrated by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor on 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, Planned Giving and Gift Aid Declarations in the narthex – please complete and return them to the presbytery.
A Pelican for the reredos
The Pelican has now been installed on the reredos. The Pelican is a symbol of the Eucharist – a mother feeding her young with blood from her breast.
The cost of carving the Pelican is in the region of £6,000. I would like to thank all of you who have generously donated towards the cost of the Pelican. There is still a small shortfall, so if you would like to make a contribution, it would be greatly appreciated.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS MAY 2018
In compliance with the GDPR regulations enacted by the EU on 25th May 2018, St. Michael’s parish stores securely in its database and/or on file all basic information of those who have previously registered with the parish. This information is only used for essential parish purposes. You are welcome to contact the parish office and request an extract containing your personal information.
Parish Office: 01784 252230, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 please telephone to arrange an informal chat with Fr Sidon Sagar FDP, Parish Priest on 01784 252230