Heritage Open Day: St Michael & All Angels (10/09/16)

Saturday’s terrible weather wasn’t going to stop us visiting a number of attractions open for this year’s Heritage Open Days.

First up was St Michael & All Angels on Mildred Avenue (see some pictures of the exterior taken in sunnier times!). The church was consecrated in 1913 and was built over a number of years, mostly in flint, though lack of available funds during WWI meant that the tower would be completed in brick.

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Looking down towards the pulpit and choir. On the Saturday we visited the Royal School of Church Music was running organ exams.

Vicar Geoff Calvert was kind enough to give us a tour around the large space. The day we visited a coffee morning was about to start and church music exams were taking place.

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The font. The base also serves as a war memorial.
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The pulpit.
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Some photos from the early days of the church. The Multi-Cultural Community Centre (top-right) on Durban Road West was the original church before St Michael’s was consecrated.
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Looking back towards the entrance.
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The Lady Chapel.
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One of a number of displays down the aisles.

The church also has a toddler group that runs on Monday mornings. A calendar of services and events can be seen on their website:

St Michael & All Angels

 

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