Welcome to St Michaels
Welcome to the website of The Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, South Westoe, (Westoe Road South Shields NE33 3PD) St Michael’s is a resolution ABC Forward in Faith parish in the Diocese of Durham under the Episcopal Care of the Bishop of Beverley and served by a priest of the Society of the Holy Cross. The church has been at the centre of this community since the Parish was created in 1878 and the Church opened in 1882 .
The Church tower and spire are a familiar landmark on the South Shields skyline and can be seen for several miles around South Tyneside. St Michael’s is a large, active, lively and welcoming Church community with around 150 Electoral Roll members and Sunday congregations at normal services of over 120 people of all ages and backgrounds and we welcome many visitors throughout the year.
We have a strong and active ministry to children and young people and over 100 children and young people attend services and activities here each week. With large numbers of Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals as well as many other special services and events we estimate that over 15,000 people visit the Church for these each year and we are delighted to welcome them and share in some very special moments with them.
St Michael’s is the largest Church of England parish in central South Shields with a population of around 14,000 and is largely residential and includes the historic Westoe Village, the award winning new Westoe Crown Village, the beautiful Sandhaven Beach and Sea front and parts of the town centre.
The grand and tasteful architecture of the Church building with the famous hammer beam oak ceiling with gold bosses, tasteful marble and mosaic and some fine stained glass provides an idyllic setting and serene atmosphere for private prayer, public worship and those special life events and celebrations. Do come and visit to experience life at St Michael’s where you will receive a warm welcome.