St Michael’s is the sister church of St James' Hatcham. It was the result of a vision to create an ecumenical centre in the heart of the Milton Court Estate, Deptford. As well as the worship space, it was built as a community centre, including three flats, one of which is for the use of St Michael’s clergy and the other two bringing in valuable rental income. Consecrated in May 1971, St Michael’s was the first ecumenical union of two churches and it remains a collaboration between St James’ and St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Brockley. St Michael’s has a small and faithful, congregation. As the needs of the local community change and resources dwindle, much prayer is being devoted to how best to uphold the vision of service St Michael’s represents.
The parish of Hatcham: St James is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.