Who are we?
St. Michael and All Angel's is the Parish Church for the village of Bramhall. We were started life as a Mission Church Plant from St. Thomas' Church in Stockport in 1890 and since then have grown and developed. The current church and parish were established in 1911 with the building being completed in 1963. We are part of the wider Diocese of Chester which is part of The Church of England.
What are we about?
These are some of the values that make us who we are and shape what we do.
At the heart of any church is the people. Although usually when people talk about church they are thinking of the building - church is actually the people and we believe the best way of being church is living life together as community or to use another word; family.
Jesus said: "You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: love each other." (John 15:14-17)
We seek to shape our life as a church based on love for one another and wanting to enable each individual to flourish as a child of God.
We have no rules about who is welcome and who is not. Everyone is welcome at St. Michael’s; young and old, male and female, refugee and landowner, families and individuals, we don’t believe anyone should be judged by what they wear, what they believe and how they love.
The Apostle Paul wrote: "So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus". (Galatians 3:26-27)
We want our church to be a safe place for everyone so that anyone can come, be, rest and walk with others on a journey of faith.
At the heart of the Christian faith is the truth that Jesus has called people to follow him and be shaped by his life. This is commonly called discipleship. Through prayer, worship, reading of the bible and sharing life together we seek to encourage one another and build each other up as followers of Jesus.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law". (Galatians 5:22-23)
No one in our community is perfect but we all strive and encourage one another to grow in these qualities of life and shape, for the better, the community of Bramhall.
An Open Church
Bramhall St Michaels and its Parish Centre is usually OPEN on weekdays – all are welcome to enjoy the beautiful breathing space for private prayer, rest, meditation or just a few quiet moments.
Many first time visitors upon entering St Michael’s exclaim “WOW!” And that’s great. This is the local parish church and it’s for you and yours …
Ample parking is available at the church, either on the church grounds or in our main car park across from the Church.
Generally speaking, the church has good accessibility for wheelchair users, and our recently refurbished Parish Centre includes an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities. However, given the nature of the building, a small number of areas are not accessible. If any help whatsoever is needed please contact us before your visit and we will do our best to help wherever possible.
Bramhall St Michaels offers a range of facilities for use by church groups, community groups, and private users. For more information on bookings and the hiring of church facilities, please click here.
We welcome group visits, but ask that you please contact us first so that we can make appropriate arrangements and ensure no other services, visits or events are booked for your planned visit.
Churches Together in Bramhall and Woodford (CTiBW)
The churches of Bramhall and Woodford enjoy extremely good relationships with one another. Through "Churches Together in Bramhall and Woodford" (CTiBW), the Bramhall church community comes together to try to meet the needs of the Bramhall community and beyond. Please take a look at the websites of our partners in CTiBW, including: