• Welcome to St. Michael and All Angels.

    Saint Michael and All Angels' Church is a an open and inclusive Church in the Liberal Catholic  tradition of Church of England. Here you will find a parish church which, in various forms, has stood at the heart of the community of Headingley since 1620.

    Here you will find wonderful Gothic architecture, fine stained glass, beautiful wrought iron work, a fine organ accompanying harmonious singing, all witnessing to the beauty and welcome of God, and the care and faithfulness of generations of Christians.

    Above all, it is here you will find a Christian Community worshipping God, praying that we may grow in love and service, and in the beauty of holiness.

    We invite all who enter to pause and make space for the God who made us and who meets us in Jesus Christ.

    On behalf of the whole worshipping community, may we welcome you to St Michael’s. We pray that God will bless your visit here.

    Revd. Tony Whatmough

    Vicar of St. Michael’s Church. Team Rector of the Headingley Team

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    New Organist and Director of Music for St. Michael and All Angels Headingley Appointed

    The Vicar and church officers are pleased to announce that Mr Howard Seymour will be leading the church’s music ministry from the middle of August.

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    This poem was recently read out at a service at All Hallows and as people seemed to like it we have added it here;

    Welcome to the real world

    I’m beginning to understand.

    I saw a sign once

    outside a church. It said

    Are you really living

    or just walking around

    to save the expense of a funeral?

     

    I didn’t know

    that Love is real life,

    and everything else

    is just a more or less entertaining way

    of dying,

     

    and I didn’t know

    that Love is like nothing on earth.

     

    Love isn’t what you fall in.

    It’s what pulls you out

    of what you fall in.

     

    Love isn’t a good feeling.

    Love is doing good

    when you’re feeling bad.

     

    Love means hanging in

    when everyone else

    shrugs their shoulders

    and goes off to McDonalds.

     

    Love means taking the knocks

    and coming back

    to try to make things better.

     

    Love hurts.

    It’s its way of telling you

    that you’re alive.

     

    And the funny thing is that

    after all

    Love does feel good.

    People say love is weak.

    But love is tougher than hate.

    Hating’s easy.

    Most of us have a gift for it.

     

    But love counts to ten

    while hate slams the door.

    Love says you

    where Hate says me.

     

    Love is the strongest weapon

    known to mankind.

    Other weapons blow people up.

    Only love puts them back together again.

     

    And everything that seems real,

    that looks smart,

    that feels good,

    has a sell-by date.

    But love has no sell-by date.

    Love is Long Life.

    Love is the ultimate preservative.

     

    I don’t know too much about love

    but I know a man who does,

    up there on the cross

    loving us to death.

     

    Love is the key

    to the door of the place

    he’s prepared for you

    in the kingdom of God.

     

    If you’re beginning to understand

    then welcome to the real world.

    Written for the event Welcome to the Real World at St Johns, West Ealing in March 1993.

     

     

     

     

     

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