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Happy new year 2019!

Wishing all our members and visitors to our website a very happy New Year for 2019 and all our warmest wishes.

2018 was a great year for the Friends with lots of firsts in terms of the website, from the ability to accept memberships online via PayPal to the publication of meeting minutes here on the site, enabling all members and visitors to keep track on what we do.

Once again, we wish you all the very best for 2019 and thank you for your continued support and interest.

The Friends Committee

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

A very happy new year to all visitors to our website and especially to all the members of the Friends of St. Michael’s Bishops Stortford.

We hope your Christmas was a blessed one and send all our warmest wishes for a peaceful and prosperous 2018.

The Friends Committee

St Michael’s Celebration Festival for HRH the Queen a great success!

This May’s St Michael’s celebration festival in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday took place on the 28-29th of the month and was a great success, with lots of fun had by all. Dozens of stalls and entertainments were laid on by many volunteers (to whom go our sincere thanks!) and everyone in attendance had a wonderful time.


We took the opportunity to increase our membership a little and had the festival opened by the mayor and our own chairman, Rob Klincke, both of which you can see in action below!


On the Saturday evening, the Harmonaire’s put on a fantastic ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ concert, which brought the house down, particularly the Last-Night-of-the-Proms-style finale, which featured the choir and audience roaring out a stirring rendition of Land of Hope and Glory, all accompanied by enthusiastic waving of Union flags.


We look forward to featuring the Harmonaires in another concert in future, and we raised a lot of money for the Friends’, all of which will go towards preserving our wonderful church building for the future.

Thanks again to all who attended the many events over the weekend. You helped make it the great success that it was.


Welcome to the Friends of St Michael’s, Bishops Stortford website!

We are a registered charity, who’s remit is to promote and preserve St Michael’s Church in Bishops Stortford, UK.

We use fund raising events, donations and members’ subscriptions to promote and preserve the St Michael’s church building for the enjoyment of current and future generations, both locally and further afield.

Why not find out more about what events we have coming up? Or you can learn more about us, make a donation to support our work, or become a member.

Whatever your interest, we’d love to hear from you!