Welcome to St Michael and All Angels, Helensburgh
Welcome to St Michael’s Episcopal Church, Helensburgh, the only ‘Piskie’ church in our diocese in Argyll & Bute. We are a vibrant community of approximately 200 people most of whom play an active role in the live of St Michael’s. We stand firmly in the liturgical tradition of the Scottish Episcopal Church ( part of the Anglican Communion ) offering two Eucharists every Sunday and for 9 months of the year we have Choral Evensong on Sunday evening. We hope you enjoy looking at our website and that this might whet your appetite to worship with us.
The Rector from 4th August 2018 is the Revd Dom Ind, tel 01436 670297
In August 2018, Dom & Anna moved from Bridge of Allan to start their ministry in Helensburgh. They both identify with the west coast of Scotland as home & are now closer to their family in Glasgow & with a culture they are more than familiar with. Dom has been in ordained ministry for the best part of three decades & has served down south but has spent most of his working life on this side of the border. Having served as a curate, Dom joined the Society of St Francis ( Anglican Franciscans ) but then left the community to marry & has since served in 4 ‘parishes’. As well as being a rector, Dom has been a university chaplain; diocesan director of ordinands ( vocations ) & Chaplain to the Primus ( presiding bishop ). If you are new to the area, Dom would be delighted to meet you & talk about life at St Michael’s.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to our worship.
We have 3 services on a Sunday:
Said Communion (1970 rite) at 8 am;
Family Communion is at 10.30 am; with Sunday Clubs and a crèche.
Choral Prayer Book Evensong at 6.30 pm
There are Communion services on Tuesday at 10.30am. Bible Study groups meet regularly. See ‘The Messenger’ for our current services and news of our activities.
We welcome enquiries about celebrating baptism, confirmation, and marriage, in the church. 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
We look forward to getting to know you, and hope that you will be happy as a member of St Michael & All Angels.