Serving the Community
St. Michael's Church fellowship is active in the community, and is keen to serve all those who live in, work in or visit the parish. Indeed, the church is at the very heart of the parish, situated at the juncture of Mile End Road and Nayland Road.
In fact, the Church in Myland has served the local community since the area first became a separate parish in 1254. The church building was originally located further down the Mile End Road, but was replaced by the current church in 1854.
Successive generations have been baptised, married and buried here, as well as joined in with the variety of services and activites we have offered over the years.
Located next to the church, on the opposite side of the churchyard, is Myland Parish Halls, a busy community centre (and part of the church), which is used regularly by a variety of local groups.
We have a good relationship with the Myland Community Council and with our colleagues at the Hospital Chaplaincy; and are also welcomed at the primary schools (where we take part in many activities) and at care homes in the parish. We provide chaplaincy at Tall Trees Care Home and Woodland View Care Home as well as at the ASDA store in Turner Rise. In addition, as a member of Churches Together in Myland, we join with the local Methodist and Roman Catholic Churches for combined events and initiatives.
We hope and pray that St. Michael’s may continue to serve the people of this rapidly-growing and diverse parish – offering a place for worship and quiet reflection, family gatherings and community events; and a warm welcome and a constant supportive presence within the community.
As you explore our website, you will find out more about who we are, what we do and how to contact us - and we look forward to seeing you in church, or in and around our friendly parish.