October 29th 2021
Last evening, October 28th, the Rt Revd Paul Slater, Bishop of Kirkstall, licensed me as Team Vicar of St Michael and All Angels in the Headingley and All Hallows’ Team.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to ensure that the service went smoothly and was both enjoyable and moving. It was wonderful to be welcomed as vicar by our local MP Alex Sobel, Leeds City councillors Al Garthwaite and Jonathan Pryor, the head of Shire Oak School Jane Astrid Devane, and the secretary of Churches Together in Headingley Anne Rennie.
It was Bishop Paul’s second visit to our Team in a week as on Sunday October 24th he confirmed a group of people including Lucy and Alec from St Michael’s at St Chad’s Far Headingley. That was also a joyful and moving service.
The coming months will be busy and I and the people of St Michael’s look forward to working with the wider Headingley community as we mark Remembrance Sunday on November 14th and enter the season of Advent on November 28th.
With my prayers and best wishes,
St Michael and All Angels’
Headingley and All Hallows’ Team
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 Dr Angela Birkin
Assistant Curate of St Michael and All Angels’ in the Headingley and All Hallows Team’
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