Facilities and features
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One toilet in church, not suitable for wheelchairs
In Medieval Barn car park (inaccessible if conditions very wet) or on the road
Large print hymn books available - just ask
Grade 1 listed building dating from the late 12th century. The church with 14th century tower and spire, contains much of interest - important 14th century wall paintings, several effigies and a brass, all commissioned by Sir Thomas Bradeston, a friend and supporter of Edward III. Stained glass includes a WWI memorial and a 1973 window by the internationally renowned Alan Younger. The Medieval Barn, next door, was also built by Sir Thomas Bradeston.
Music and Worship
St Michael's 6 bells were all cast by William Evans of Chepstow in 1757, making them one of few churches with a complete 18th century ring. We are always keen to teach new ringers so that we can continue to ring for Sunday services as we do now, and for weddings and funerals as requested.
We practise on a Friday afternoon at 4.30 in St Michael's Rooms on the High Street in Winterbourne. New members are always welcome.
Groups, Courses and Activities
#2nd Sun (a group for 11-16 year olds from the whole Fromeside Benefice) meets, as its name implies on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
Help for Visitors
The church lies half a mile from the village in a rural setting . Next door is the Medieval Barn, a secular raised cruck building erected by Sir Thomas Bradeston in 1342. The Manor House burnt down in the 19th century but the medieval dovecote survives. In the churchyard is a Tudor raised walkway, nicknamed "The Monks' Walk" and close to the Bradley Brook below the church are medieval fish ponds, known as Monks' Pool
St Michael's Rooms, High Street, Winterbourne, BS36 1RD are available for hire. Reasonable rates. Contact the Benefice Office 01454 776518 on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings 9-1