Built in 1901, St Michaels is a well proportioned church designed by G E S Streatfield in the Decorated/Perpendicular styles. It was executed in flint with stone dressings. The tower was added in 1911.
The interior has been reordered into the round very successfully, making this building a much more versatile space for modern worship and community activity.
The area in front of the former chancel is now completely clear of fittings, however the original altar, rails and reredos remain in position.
The attractive east window depicts Christ in the centre light, with the archangels in the other four. Apologies for the blurred photograph.
The simple and elegant font is in the north aisle along with a grand piano. I saw no sign of an organ in the church.
A view looking east showing the effective use of space and the modern communion table.
Another view across the nave.
A view looking west showing the clerestory windows. .
Stained glass has been relocated into the tower arch, set into a wooden frame - perhaps taken from the west wall of the tower during the re-ordering? Again apologies for the fuzzy picture.
The arcades around the east end of the north aisle have been filled with glass, creating a Lady Chapel.
A final view of the east end from the road.
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