St Michael and All Angels, All Stretton
“A local Ecumenical Partnership with the United Reformed Church”
St Michael and all Angels is a daughter church of St. Laurence Anglican Church in Church Stretton and sister church to Church Stretton United Reformed Church. In the late 1980’s the URC were unable to continue using the Chapel on “The Row” in All Stretton and were invited to use the village church. Following on from that we became a “Local Ecumenical Partnership” in 1994. We are now a single congregation sharing the same Ministry team with both churches. We look to both churches for support and oversight and are held together by our common faith.
We meet at 10-30am every Sunday for either:-
Anglican Holy Communion, Morning Worship, Family Service or URC Communion.
We enjoy the opportunity to chat over a cup of tea or coffee after the service. We aim to be an open and welcoming church to everyone, where Christians of any denomination, or none, can find their place and feel at home either as regular members of the congregation or to those who may just want to “drop in” from time to time. The Church, set in its hillside garden about 300yds from the centre of the village, is open most days from about 10-00am to 4-00pm. Within the grounds is a memorial garden for the strewing of ashes. We meet to find all God has for us , to praise him and to gather from him and from each other strength, direction and companionship for our lives
All Stretton itself is an Ancient settlement of about 180 houses, with a further 40 in the scattered hamlets and isolated farms to the North end of the Parish. The village has always had a strong sense of community and cohesion, much of which centres on the Village Hall and in whose life St. Michael’s people join with enthusiasm.
– The Local Community –
St.Michael’s have had a partnership with St.Michael’s Church Mokhotlong, Lesotho, reaching back to 1962. Visits have been made both ways. We also support the Hospital at Maseru, and the Sisters of the Community of the Holy Name, working among families in Lesotho affected by AIDS.