Welcome to St Michael’s!

Living God’s Love in Hatfield

If you’re wondering when our services are, how to arrange a wedding or a baptism, or just curious about who we are and what goes on in the church, we hope you’ll find what you need here. If not, just get in touch!

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St Michael & All Angels: the Church of England in Birchwood & Hatfield Garden Village

St. Michael and All Angels has been a centre of Christian worship in the Birchwood area for over 60 years. We’re an inclusive, community-focussed church, that aims to help people of all ages and backgrounds to encounter God in both traditional and contemporary ways.

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Sunday services

Events for children & young people

Choir & music

Bible study & home groups

Social & community activities


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  • There’s no dress code – come as you are!
  • We’re an inclusive group of people of all ages and from all sorts of backgrounds, so don’t worry, you’ll fit right in!
  • We have a small car park. You’re welcome to use it if there’s a space free (we just have a couple of bays reserved). You can also park close by on the street.
  • Someone will welcome you at the door and hand out anything you need to follow the service
  • You’re welcome to sit anywhere

We have:

  • Step free access.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Toilets in the hall with baby changing facilities.
  • Sound system with a hearing loop.
  • Space for wheelchairs – our welcomers will help you to find a space.
  • Large print words available – just ask the welcomers.
  • If you need a gluten free wafer please ask one of the welcomers on your way in.
  • If you’d like to receive communion or a blessing, but would find it awkward to come up to do so, just let the welcomers know and we’ll come to you!
  • Nothing’s compulsory! You don’t need to join in anything unless you want to.
  • You’ll be able to follow the service (including when we usually stand up and sit down) in the booklet you were handed at the door. Just ask anyone if you need help.
  • There’s a collection in the 9:15 am service, but please don’t feel you have to give.  Many of our regular worshippers give by standing order or direct debit, so quite a few people don’t put anything in the basket when it’s passed around: it won’t look odd! Thank you in advance for any donation you would like to make!
  • You’re welcome to take bread and wine with us if that’s what you are used to doing (we welcome all Christian traditions). If you would prefer a blessing, hang on to your service sheet as you come up to the front with everyone else and we’ll know that’s what you would prefer. Some people prefer just to stay where they’ve been sitting, so you won’t feel awkward if you don’t want to come forward.
  • The 9:15 am service on Sunday lasts about an hour (slightly shorter on the first Sundays of the month).
  • The service always has a mixture of hymns, Bible readings, a sermon or children’s talk, prayers and Holy Communion.

We welcome children and young people!

Life events

We will walk with you through all the ups and downs of life. When life-changing moments come along, like a birth, a marriage, or the death of someone close, we will be there for you. We’ll help you plan an appropriate and personal occasion for you, your family and your friends.

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If you’re new to our area, or have lived here for ages, you’ve come to the right place to find out all about us. This site will develop and change, but you will always be able to find out who we are, what we believe, what we’re doing to live out our faith in Jesus, and how to get in touch with us. We’d love to meet you!

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If you would like to find out about how and when we worship, click on the button to see all the details for our regular services. You’re always welcome to come along and meet us!

Learn about our worship

Meet our community

Alongside worship in the Church we have regular groups meeting in our hall and special events through the year. You can also hire the hall for your own regular or one-off events.

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Church diary

Our Facebook page has details of most upcoming special services and events, but on the ‘A Church Near You’ site we also have an events and calendar page listing everything that’s planned for the coming weeks. It’s regularly updated, so check back to see what’s new using the button below!

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A safe place to explore faith, ask questions, and grow as a follower of Jesus

Our vision

What kind of church are we?

St Michael’s is a church that seeks to help people from all backgrounds to encounter God in both traditional and contemporary ways. We’re a church on a journey and the words which best describe our community are:



A safe place to explore faith

Traditional and contemporary