St Michael's Church
The foundation of the church can be traced back to before 1278 when it was endowed by Queen Eleanor of Castile. The main structure of St Michael’s today is late Victorian and was designed by the architect Sir Arthur Blomfield.
Two medieval chapels with fine tombs and notable stained glass can be seen today. The main tower contains twelve bells but some of the church’s contents reflect an earlier Georgian phase. The church is listed Grade II and was awarded three stars in Simon Jenkins’ book ‘England’s Thousand Best Churches’ (Penguin 1999).
The church bears the marks of adaption in every century, including the 21st. It continues to fulfil its role as a beautiful and picturesque place of Christian worship, holding events throughout the year and providing a warm welcome to visitors and residents within the town of Macclesfield today.
Opening Times: Daily 10.30am – 12.30pm
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