About Us

St Michael's, Chirbury is one of six churches in the Chirbury Hills Group, serving small rural and agricultural communities on the Shropshire / Montgomeryshire border.  It is a large and ancient building, which prior to the Reformation was an Augustinian priory.  Thomas Bray, founder of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG, now USPG) was born in the historic parish of Chirbury (at Bray's Tenement on the Long Mountain above Marton), and was baptized in this church.