The Organ
Church Electoral Roll
Our Parish Profile
Holy Communion Service
Programme of Services
Weekly Organ Recitals




If you'd like to make a donation during any of our services or recitals you can do so by using the white gift aid envelopes that you'll find amongst the pews.


If you would like to be added to the our Church Electoral Roll see download below. Print off and complete the attached form and return it to,
The Administrator,
St Michael's Church Vestry,
Cornhill, London EC3V 9DS
Electoral Roll download

PATRON (since 1503):
The Drapers Company

Heritage Lottery Fund
Ouseley Church Music Trust

and many generous individuals and organisations.

New Year Services
There will be no services until Sunday 8th January 2017

About St. Michael’s
Welcome to the St Michaels’s website. We hope you will feel free to visit our church, to join in our worship, to find an oasis of peace in a busy world, or simply to see the 17th century structure and its 19th century furnishings. St Michael’s is one of the few churches in the City of London which has regular Sunday services.

Every Sunday at 1100 there is a Sung Eucharist with professional choir – our priorities are dignified worship, good music and biblical preaching.These together constitute the genius of St Michael’s, and draw people from a wide area to join in worship which is formal, recognisable and, we hope, captivating. The service is followed by an opportunity for refreshments and conversation.

A full range of occasional offices (Baptism, Confirmation preparation, Confession, marriage, funeral and memorial services) is also available

Weekly Services at St.Michael's

, 11am Choral Eucharist (or occasssional Choral Matins) and Sermon, followed by a glass of wine in the vestry.
Monday, 1pm Organ Recital (lasting 50 minutes)
Wednesday - 1.10pm - Holy Communion (said)
Friday, 1.10pm - Holy Communion (said)



The broad-backed  hippopotamus

Rests on his belly in the mud;

Although he seems so firm to us

He is merely flesh and blood.


Flesh and blood is weak and frail,

Susceptible to nervous shock;

While the True Church can never fail

For it is based upon a rock.


The hippo’s feeble steps may err

In compassing material ends,

While the True Church need never stir

To gather in its dividends.


The ’potamus can never reach

The mango on the mango-tree;

But fruits of pomegranate and peach

Refresh the Church from over sea.


At mating time the hippo’s voice

Betrays inflexions hoarse and odd,

But every week we hear rejoice

The Church, at being one with God.


The hippopotamus’s day

Is passed in sleep; at night he hunts;

God works in a mysterious way—

The Church can sleep and feed at once.


I saw the ’potamus take wing

Ascending from the damp savannas,

And quiring angels round him sing

The praise of God, in loud hosannas.


Blood of the Lamb shall wash him clean

And him shall heavenly arms enfold,

Among the saints he shall be seen

Performing on a harp of gold.


He shall be washed as white as snow,

By all the martyr’d virgins kist,

While the True Church remains below

Wrapt in the old miasmal mist.

T.S. Eliot (1888–1965).  1920



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