St Michael and All Angels, Flixton
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The architectural style of St Michael's Church, Flixton, is a blend of gothic and classical. The church is built with a warm sandstone on a bluff above the River Mersey valley. It is difficult to establish the origins of the church but records show that the Norman Lord of Manchester gave it away as a dowry for his daughter in 1150. It stands as one of the Ancient churches of Manchester Diocese. The rough-hewn stone of the east wall dates back to the fifteenth century. The east window dates from 1853 and the stained glass windows around the church depict stories from the Bible. The church underwent a major internal restoration in 1877 and a new Caen stone font, reredos and pulpit were installed. In 1966 the organ was modernised and in 1968 a unique crown of thorns chandelier, made by local craftsmen, was placed over the central aisle.
Nine centuries of village life are recorded on tombstone and memorial plaque - a visitor is instantly aware of the long history of this lovely little church. St Michael's is a homely church, you feel instantly welcomed into the building, but you can also sense it's holiness as the prayers of thousands upon thousands of Christians permeate its walls.
Today, our church life is focussed around worship, word and sacrament, and we try to provide time and space for everyone to praise God. Everything we do here, is in some way, connected to that worship, and it is from and through worship, that we believe we are sent out in God's mission, to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to the world and find meaning and purpose for our own lives. Do come and join us.
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This could be for a variety of reasons, including:
- Regular Services
Wheelchair accessible toilets
(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Emmaus Course. Every Monday, 7.30-9.00pm
|We try and keep our Church open and supervised every day between 10am-12noon.|
|www.backtochurch.com||Church Croft. Delightful rooms available for hire. Baptism Parties, Family gatherings, community events. Prices vary; Five to Fifteen pounds per hour depending on facilities. Please ring Mr Bill Pye 0161 7470269 for more details.|