Contact Details:

9 Fern Avenue 

Pollards Hill 



CR4 1LS 

Tel: 0208 7641791

 Parish History

 A little potted history of our parish … originally, St Michael’s was a Mass Centre served from St Bartholomew’s (Norbury).   It became a semi-independent parish in 1964, with  Fr Kenneth Palmer as
‘Priest-in-Charge’, with the responsibility for the administration of the parish being transferred to Fr Terence Donovan, Parish Priest of
SS Peter & Paul (Mitcham). 

The first Parish Priest at St Michael’s was Fr William Gallagher in 1982, and it was only then that St Michael’s became a completely independent parish. St Michael’s has grown steadily  since those early days, and experienced many changes not least of all in its make-up today, we have some 250 registered families, with a weekend Mass attendance of approximately 360-380, made up of over 25 nationalities ! 

The main Catholic Schools attended by our children are : 


                St Thomas of Canterbury,  Mitcham   [Primary]

                Ss Peter & Paul,  Mitcham   [Primary]

                St Philomena’s,  Carshalton   [Secondary]

                Bishop Thomas Grant   [Secondary]

                Ursuline High School   [Secondary]

                Wimbledon College   [Secondary]


Since St Michael’s became an independent parish, the following priests have faithfully served the people of this area :

                Fr Bernard Gallagher
                Fr Eric Wright
Fr Anthony Porter
Fr Michael Horkin
Fr John Vallomprayil, SDS
Fr Jan Bak, SDS
Fr Huebert Miranda