St Michael and All Angels, Lyonshall

St Michael and All Angels, Lyonshall

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Situated on a commanding rise overlooking the village to the south, the Church of St Michael & All Angels sits alongside the ruins of the moated Lyonshall Castle.

The first church sited here was probably established to serve the castle, and it has been substantially rebuilt and extended since its earliest days of the 11th Century. The current building dates mostly from the 13th Century, but its appearance today owes much to a substantial renovation carried out in 1872-3 by the Rev. Charles Edward Maddison-Green. His wife was a sister of Sir Henry Rider Haggard, and during his years at the church he accomplished much. After the renovation of the church, he had a school built (now a private house immediately to the South of the church) and finally had a new vicarage built some 400 yards further up the hill.

The imposing church tower houses a peal of six bells, which were recast by Abraham Rudhall of Gloucester in 1727 and rehung in 1924 in a metal frame. The tower itself has been constructed in at least three different stages, and it was probably originally a simple wooden-framed structure. The substantial oak frame is still visible inside the base of the tower.

More information about St Michael's can be found on the Church of England website: “A Church Near You” and the Churches Trust website.

Click the link below to visit the St Michael’s pages:

A Church Near YouChurches Trust

Church Contacts

Mrs Liz Avery – 01544 340409
– Church Contact

Jane Burgoyne – 01544 340272
– Secretary

Malcolm Thompson – 07825 060108
– Treasurer

Donations to St Michael and All Angels, Lyonshall

All donations are most gratefully received and help us to preserve this wonderful building for our community.

Donations can be made by cash or cheque when visiting the Church, or you can donate via bank transfer using the details below:

Sort Code: 40-28-13
Account Number: 11121170
Account Name: Lyonshall Parochial Church Council

Lyonshall Parish Council Website

Click below for the Lyonshall Parish Council website: lots of community and local information for residents and visitors


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