St Michel du Valle, known locally simply as ‘Vale Church’ is an inclusive church of moderate Catholic tradition of the Church of England. All are very welcome to worship with us. Vale Church has been witnessing to the Christian faith and serving the people of the Vale for 1000 years. We recognise that everyone, irrespective of age, colour, gender, marital status, sexuality, nationality, disability or background, is loved and valued by God.
You will receive a warm welcome whether you come as a visitor to our lovely church, to pray, or if you come as one looking for a church to make your spiritual home. We are glad to have you with us.
We will strive to present Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord through worship, praise, education, fellowship, pastoral care, evangelism and outreach.
It is our mission that, as a community of God’s people, called to serve in the Parish of the Vale, we the people of S.Michel du Valle seek to glorify God in worship, to reach out that we may bring others into the transforming presence of Jesus Christ and to empower all who come within our fellowship to live as Christians in today’s world.
We will strive to be faithful and reverent in worship and the sacraments, dedicated to reading the Bible and prayer, always seeking to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
We will seek to make our worship lively, meaningful and joyful.
We will strive to be a caring congregation, seeking to meet, through acts of kindness and compassion, the needs of all our members.
We will work to ensure that young people have a special place in the life of the congregation and so bring children and teenagers to know and love Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
We will seek at all times, through open and honest communication, to resolve conflict and work for the peace and unity of our congregation.
We will endeavour at all times to be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit, and be willing to take bold initiatives to promote church growth.
We will strive to be a loving, inclusive family of God’s people where newcomers will feel genuinely welcome, be quickly accepted into our fellowship, and be encouraged to share their God given gifts.
We will be committed to using a fitting proportion of our time, talents and money for the Church’s work in the world.
We will strive to live out our Gospel faith in our daily lives.
We will endeavour, in a world of much fear and uncertainty, to offer all people a place of rest, renewal and re-creation where they may hear the voice of him who said, “Come unto me all who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
We will reach out into the community around us, seeking to serve people at the point of their deepest need, while treating all who come to our church looking for help with respect and compassion, regardless of economic status, racial background or religious affiliation.