About St Michael’s
The church building has parts that date back to the 12th century; with a 15th century tower and chancel from the 19th century; at which point the current transepts were altered. As well as the main worship area, the building comprises a Lady Chapel which is glassed in and sound proofed. It can be used as a separate room or worship space. It also doubles as a choir vestry for services with a choir.
There is also a vicar’s vestry and church office. The building is in good repair. While there are no jobs outstanding, there is an ongoing programme of works required to the stonework of the tower. The next priorities here will be informed by the quinquennial inspection which is due later this year.
There is prayer corner which is visited and used regularly by church members and the wider community alike. It is enhanced by a well-stocked Christian book stall. There is a small children’s area as well as a servery. The building also has a fully accessible toilet.
The finances are sound, with a good level of regular tax efficient giving (80% of regular giving in 2017 was gift aided through standing order). We are proud to have maintained a regular rise in our Freewill Offering to the Diocese. In 2018, we are budgeting to give £46,200, an increase of 5% on 2017.