We are the Forest Hill Team Parish
We are a blend of the traditional and the contemporary, an open, inclusive church serving the people of the parish. In our worship and in our social life we seek to express and share God’s love for everyone. We welcome all, regardless of age, ethnicity, sexuality or church background. Exploring together, we journey towards a fullness of life offered to us through Jesus Christ’s self-sacrificing love. A mixture of those who are strong in their faith with others who are filled with questions and doubt, we encourage a willingness to explore our faith and be ready to be surprised by God. Knowing we are loved, we are ready to share our faith with others, helping to build peace and justice in the world. We look forward to seeing you in church and if you would like to be in touch with us, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.
St Michael & All Angels
Banns & Weddings
Please email us at the parish office and we can give you all the information you need.
We would be very happy to baptise you or your child. In the first instance, please talk to one of our priests after any 10:00 Sunday morning service.
Something a bit different! One of our members has recommended ‘Moving Pictures: Mystic Nativity by Sandro Botticelli’ on Radio 4. You can listen to catch up on BBC Sounds here. You’ll need to register but I’m sure it will be worth a listen!
December is here and Christmas is on the horizon! We will be having Christmas services at St George’s, Forest Hill and St Michael’s, Lower Sydenham. We would love for you to join us at any of these services – you would be very welcome. See below for details.
The parish office is closed from the afternoon of Friday 22 October 2021 for annual leave and will re-open on Monday 1 November. Take care and see you when I get back.
This Sunday we celebrate St Michael & All Angels’ patronal festival with a joint service at St Michael’s. Our Team Vicar, Rev’d Ifeanyi Chukuka, will be presiding, and our preacher will be Rev’d Ray Turpin. We hope that you can join us in person or online at 10:00!
The parish office is closed from the afternoon of Friday 16 August 2021 for annual leave and will re-open on Monday 30 August. See you in the new season!
From September 2021, Christ Church Chapel on South Road SE23 2UJ will be available for hire – the first floor hall in September, with ground floor rooms and storage available from January 2022. There is a kitchen equipped with white goods, we have regularly serviced lift to the first floor which will comfortably accommodate a Read more about Christ Church Chapel for Hire SE23 2UJ[…]
The parish office is closed from the afternoon of Friday 28 May 2021 for annual leave and will re-open on Monday 7 June. Hope you have a good week, whether you’re on half-term or not!
It’s that time of year again – the APCM! The meeting will be held at St George’s on Thursday 27 May from 20:00. You can download St Michaels reports here as a Word document and as a PDF and St George’s are here. The signed accounts for the parish are available here.
The parish office is closed from Maundy Thursday afternoon 1 April 2021 for annual leave and will re-open on Monday 12 April. Hope you have a blessed Easter!
The recent announcement by the government of another national lockdown means that everyone has to think very carefully about the safest way to go about our lives in the coming weeks. Even though regulations permit gathering in person for worship, we have decided that both to be safe and in order to stand in solidarity Read more about Lockdown January 2021[…]