The Parish of Cranford St Dunstan with Holy Angels

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The Rector and Wardens of Cranford

Welcome to our parish website. We hope that you will find what is contained here helpful and informative. The Parish of Cranford is part of the Anglican Diocese of London. The parish has passed resolutions A, B and C, and is therefore under the pastoral care of the Bishop of Fulham. the Right Reverend Jonathan Baker SSC.
The website of the See of Fulham may be found at http://www.bishopoffulham.org.uk/

We have two churches in the parish, St Dunstan's (the Parish Church) and Holy Angels.
Cranford has a rich and varied history, with associations to the Knights Templars, Hospitalers, and the Aston and Berkeley Families. But the Parish is not simply of historical interest; it is a living, diverse and developing Christian community. The site will be regularly updated and maintained, so please do visit regularly to keep in touch with what is happening. Whatever has brought you here, please be assured of our prayers.

Fr Michael Gill SSC,  was previously the vicar of the two parishes of Tonypandy and Clydach Vale at the heart of the Rhondda Valley in the diocese of Llandaff in the Church in Wales for 12 years .

He read Classics at King's College in the University of London before training for the priesthood at S.Michael's College Llandaff. Following ordination in the diocese of Monmouth he served as Minor Canon of S.Woolos Cathedral in Newport; this later included the post of hospital chaplain. From there he went on to become Succentor and Dean's Vicar of Hereford Cathedral before returning to Wales as a Team Vicar in the Rectorial Benefice of Ebbw Vale. From Ebbw Vale he moved to the Rhondda.

He is a member of the Society of the Holy Cross (Societas Sanctae Crucis),  a Priest Associate of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, a member of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament and the Society of Mary. 

Fr.Michael's main hobby is music; he is a pianist and organist. As well as playing classical organs he loves to go around playing cinema organs whenever he can. He has played a few of these in the London area including the Odeon Leicester Square, the Granada Walthamstow, the Granada Harrow and the Brentford Music Museum Wurlitzer, and may be the only incumbent in the Church of England to have a digital computer cinema organ in his Rectory.  He is also an ardent railway enthusiast.

 


Fr Michael Gill SSC, Rector of Cranford, in the signal box at Alresford on the Mid Hants Railway
Fr Michael Gill SSC, Rector of Cranford, in the signal box at Alresford on the Mid Hants Railway

Miss Rita Cooke
Churchwarden
Miss Rita Cooke Churchwarden