About Us

The Parish Church of St Michael is high on North Hill, is illuminated at night and is host to weddings, baptisms and funerals as well as the major feast days in the Church calendar. This medieval Grade II* listed building is a draw for visitors and those who return, many on anniversaries, who were baptised, married or have other heartfelt links with the church. Many walkers visit and those interested in its long history, circ14th century, with Christian presence back to 11th century. It is home to many interesting and historical books and most beautiful reredos. There are many beautiful stained glass windows.

The tower houses a fine ring of 10 bells which are rung before services on Sundays and for other festive or civic occasions. The parish very recently made a significant investment having the bells rehung and overhauled to ensure they are in good condition for the future. Bell ringing practice takes place every Friday evening – if you would like to join our talented and enthusiastic group – you will be made to feel very welcome! Contact us on [email protected]. The English art of bell ringing continues to be a very active part of church life here.

The wonderful organ in St Michael's is a three manual Norman & Beard. There is also a baby grand piano on long term loan. St Michael's has a hearing loop system, sound system, toilet and small kitchen.

Most importantly it has the quiet presence of God's Spirit gathered over many hundreds of years.