St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park

Preachers and sermons

St Michael's invites a wide range of outside clergy to preach at its major services, supplementing the fine preaching of its own team - Father Kevin Morris,our vicar, Father Graham Morgan and Father Neil Evans, our honorary assistant priests, our assistant priests, Mother Melanie Marshall and Father Fabrizio Pesce, our Reader and subdeacon, Anne Mower, our Parish Ordinand Sarah Lenton and our subdeacon Graham Holderness (click here for Candlemas 2011 sermon and here for Sermon on Christ the King, 2015).

In 2015 our visiting preachers include Father Michael Bowie, Assistant Priest at All Saints, Margaret Street for The Baptism of Our Lord, Rt Revd Graeme Knowles, Hon Assistant Bishop of Ipswich and St Edmundsbury for Candlemass & Blessing of our new Icons, Rt Revd Paul Williams, Bishop of Kensington for our Confiramtion service, Revd Dr Christina Beardsley, Chaplain of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for the Easter Triduum, Canon Nicola Stanley, Precentor of Bristol Cathedral for Corpus Christi, Fr Lindsay McKenna, Vicar of St Andrew the Apostle, Catford for our Mass on the Green, and Fr Nick Mercer, Vicar General for the London College of Bishops for our Feast of Title

In 2014 our visiting preachers included: Rt Revd Paul Williams, the Bishop of Kensington for our Confirmation service, Canon Jeremy Davies, former Canon Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral, for our Mass on the Green, Canon Leanne Roberts, Treasurer of Southwark Cathedral, for Corpus Christi, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Revd. and Rt Hon. Lord Williams of Oystermouth for Fr Kevin's 25th Anniversary Choral High Mass, and Rt Revd. Michael Marshall, Hon Asst. Bishop in the Diocese of London, for our Patronal Festival Sunday and Feast of Title (see Church Festivals)

In 2013 our visiting preachers included Rt Revd Paul Williams, the Bishop of Kensington for our Confirmation service and Mass on the Green, Father Michael Miller from St Thomas' Kensal Rise for Corpus Christi, Father Michael Bowie, Rector of Great Berkhamsted, for our Patronal Festival Sunday and Rt Revd and Rt Hon Richard Chartres, Lord Bishop of London, for our special service in September to dedicate the new organ

In 2012 our visiting preachers included: Father Roger Hall, HM Chaplain to the Tower of London, the Very Reverend Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark Cathedral, and Father Alan Moses, Vicar of All Saints, Margaret Street.

During 2011 our visiting preachers included:Father Andrew Davison, Tutor in Doctrine, Westcott House, Cambridge, the Very Reverend David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol Cathedral, Mother Nicola Stanley, Vicar, All Hallows, Twickenham, Rt Reverend Stephen Platten, Lord Bishop of Wakefield, and our area Bishop, Rt Reverend Paul Williams (see below)

Bishop Paul greeting a little boyDuring 2010 our visiting preachers included the Rt Revd Paul Williams, Bishop of Kensington, (right) Father Brutus Green, Assistant Curate of St John's, Hyde Park, Father Robert Mackley, Assistant Chaplain of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and the Rt. Revd. Graeme Knowles, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral (see Church Festivals )

In 2009, external preachers included Father Alan Moses, Vicar of All Saints, Margaret Street; Father Stephen Heard, Parliamentary Chaplain to the Bishop of London, Father Andrew Davison, Tutor at St Stephen's House, Oxford, Father James Elston, Assistant Curate in the Parish of Old St Pancras; Canon John Record, Vicar of St Peter's, Hammersmith, Father Elfed Hughes, USPG, and Father James Buxton, Chaplain of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.