Welcome to St Michael and All Angels, Helensburgh
Our church belongs to The Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway, in the Scottish Episcopal Church, a member of the world-wide Anglican Communion. (The Episcopal church was the part of the Protestant church in Scotland which wished to retain the leadership of bishops.)
The parish of St Michael's covers the area stretching from Cardross and Arden, northwards to Arrochar and Tarbet, and also the Rosneath Peninsula.
St Michael's has a worshipping congregation of about 150.
We have 4 services on a Sunday:
Said Communion (1970 rite) at 8 am;
Open Spirit contemporary Worship at 9.30 am will resume on Sunday 14th August;
Family Communion at 10.30 am;
Choral Prayer Book Evensong at 6.30 pm will resume in September
St Michael's has an adult choir to which new members are always welcome.
There are Communion services on Tuesday at 10.30am and on Thursday at 7.oopm (check for summer changes in the weekly notices, please). There is a prayer meeting at 6.15 on Thursday evening before the Communion service, and Bible Study groups meet regularly.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to our worship.
There are Sunday Clubs and a crèche at the 10:30 Eucharist.
Enquiries about celebrating baptism, confirmation, and marriage, in the church are welcome. The Rector is always sympathetic to requests to conduct funerals, even if the person concerned is not a member of either St Michael's or the Episcopal Church.
St Michael's Church also has close links with the Royal Navy Chaplaincy Team at Faslane Naval Base.
St Michael's takes seriously its mission to witness to the Christian faith as effectively as possible. The people of St Michael's take part in ecumenical events organised in Helensburgh. The church is a very active member of the local Christian Aid group. Members also are involved in a wide variety of secular activities in the town and district.
A variety of church groups meet regularly and cater for a many interests. You will find details of all these activities by clicking on the Groups and Clubs tabs, and in the magazine 'The Messenger', which is distributed free-of-charge.
St Michael's Church was built and consecrated in 1868, the second church on the site. The building was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson and contains what is said to be one of the finest collections of stained-glass windows in Scotland. There are guide-books available in church which will tell you more about the building and the windows. GUIDE BOOK.pdf
We hope that you would like to worship with us regularly.
If you would like to be included in the Congregational Roll, please ask for a yellow card, and return it to The Rector when it is complete:
you will then also be put in contact with the Treasurer
and the Stewardship Convenor.
We look forward to getting to know you, and hope that you will be happy as a member of St Michael & All Angels.
The Rector is David Cook, tel 01436 672500