Our Website

We have made some changes to the website, and added new content. We hope you will like the result, and we look forward to welcoming visitors. Tell your friends to follow us, and add us to your favourite places. We will endeavour to keep pace with what our Rector and the congregation are up to! So do come and look in on us often.

If you think we could improve the presentation or content of any aspect of the site then do let us know here, and of course if you find something which doesn’t work then let us know straight away, and we will fix it!
Henry Douglass
: info@stmichaelhelensburgh.org.uk

Malawi Style Lunch

The church is supporting this project in Malawi, in association with the Rotary Club, more information on the right.

Saturday, 23 November 2019 served from 12 noon onwards
space limited so hurry up!
Hosted by Maureen & Henry Douglass
1 Upper Adelaide Street, Helensburgh
Raising money for the Lingadzi Sports Academy
Please let us know if you want to join us, sign up forms at the back of the church or email hmdouglass@hotmail.co.uk or call 01436 674 763
Bring your own bowl and spoon! 
Dress: African or something bright!
PAYMENT will be by Donation, all proceeds to the Appeal, and we like Gift Aid please

Lunch will be a basic meal based on ingredients used in Malawi

  • A bean stew based on dried beans cooked with tomato, onion, and other vegetables over many hours.
  • Refried beans cooked with sweet potato and combined with a tomato based sauce. 
  • Both dishes served with fair trade Kilombero rice grown in Malawi by smallholder farmers.

Traditionally cooking might take place outside in a big pot over an open fire, but as it is winter in Scotland we make no apologies for cooking in our kitchen!

Christmas Trees

URC Christmas Tree Festival,
open daily Tuesday 10th –  Friday 13th December

10am – 8pm


Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th 10am-4pm. 

Carol & Gift Service Sunday 15th at 4pm. Musical Interludes, refreshments and raffle. All proceeds to Sense Scotland and Bahamas Hurricane Appeal.

Malawi Appeal – latest

We welcomed over 40 supporters to our Malawi Style Lunch today. We suggested African dress or something bright, and we weren’t disappointed.

The Kilombero Rice from sustainable farms in Malawi with Bean Stew, and Refried Beans went down a storm, sometimes our home felt a bit like a fast food outlet, but everyone seemed to have a good time. The Bottom Line? . . . St Michaels raised over £600 for the appeal on behalf of this Rotary Club initiative. We want to thank everyone who came, contributed, ate, cleared away and helped to wash the dishes.

Want to know more? visit

Annual General Meeting

St Michael & All Angels Annual General Meeting

Sunday 8th December 2019

Upper Hall after the 1030 morning service

Follow this link for the Agenda and the minutes of the 2018 AGM

Beetle Drive

8th November

Can you remember how to play?

Be on time – 7pm sharp in the Church hall!

Bring something to eat and share

Tea and coffee provided

Come and have some fun!

The Beacon Trust

Here is a letter from the Beacon Trust which we commend to you

The Feast of St Michael

On Sunday 29th September we celebrated the Feast of St Michael & All Angels – our Patronal Festival. At the Sung Eucharist, our guest preacher was Canon Michael Webb from the Carlisle Diocese.

His theme was Angels as God’s messengers.  Perhaps today they do not appear as shining winged creatures to us, but they are with us as our family, friends, mentors, and others who help us through example, counsel, or comment to better see how to carry out God’s needs and wishes here in the world.  We should listen to others, they may perhaps unwittingly be Gods Messengers like St Michael. The congregation shared a St Michael’s day cake as we did last year. The inscription reads ‘St Michael protect us’.

And the flowers round the cake are, of course, Michaelmas daisies.
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