We are a thriving, worshipping community based in North West London. Our prominent church was built by visionaries to bring the good news of Jesus to a neighbourhood being created by the new Metropolitan Railway in the 19th century.
Since the 1980's God has breathed new life into the community that meets at St Gabriel's and the leadership of successive vicars has encouraged us to be open to the works of the Holy Spirit and faithful in bringing God's word to a diverse area of our city. There's a longer history on our website.
We are a diverse group of people brought together by God from all over the world and of all ages. We love and actively encourage our diversity - it is one of our strengths.
We love to worship God when we are together, especially in song. We want to be led by the Holy Spirit, expectant that we will hear from Him as we wait on Him, and see Him at work when we ask. We receive scripture as God's living word to us and the ultimate authority for our lives.
We want to impact on our community by being salt and light in many different ways. We seek to equip everyone though a variety of forms of discipleship and encourage each individual to find the way in which they can play their part in God’s mission for us.
Our long-term vision challenges us to grow in the three areas above.
We summarise this in our desire to:
Go deeper with God
Draw closer to one another
Go further in mission
Now our current vicar, Jane Morris, is retiring we trust God to bring us the right person to lead us in these areas.
We are encouraged to press on with this vision
by a verse that has been given to us:
“Behold, I do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” - Isaiah 43:19
Our Local Area
St Gabriel's parish is bounded by the bustling Cricklewood Broadway to the east, and the busy Willesden Green tube station to the west. Quite a few of us live in the parish itself and then others in the surrounding areas. It is an area we know and love and are deeply connected to through schools, community groups, sports clubs, links with other churches, businesses, friendships and families. We are excited by the many ways local residents and businesses are coming together to love this area of London. We want to play our part in too. There's more about activity in the local area on our website.