A 14th century church in a small Worcestershire village, St Michael's origins may reach back to the early medieval period. Fragments of a 12th century building can be seen in the walls of the current structure. The church is externally very simple, with only a nave and chancel, and a small bellcote at the west end.
There are a mix of interesting historic features, including an octagonal 15th century font, and a chancel screen and lectern brought here from Great Malvern Priory. The bellcote contains a pair of bells, one of which dates back to the 15th century. There is some very nice Jacobean carving in the interior, and what appears to be partial carvings of a lion built into the sill of the north window.
There is a single window in each wall of the nave. To the east of each nave window is a small hole in the wall, about 3 feet off the ground. The function of these holes is nort known, but they do provide a bit of an historical mystery. There are several memorials, but none terribly old - the oldest being to Thomas Barker, who died in 1688.
St Michael's is not in regular use, and is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.
About Churchill, St Michael's Church
Address: Churchill, Worcestershire, England, WR7 4QE
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Access off a country road from the A422, signposted to Ladies White Aston
Website: Churchill, St Michael's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Philip Halling, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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