St Michael's Church, Handsworth

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St Michael's Church
52°30′01″N 1°55′27″W / 52.5002°N 1.9242°W / 52.5002; -1.9242Coordinates: 52°30′01″N 1°55′27″W / 52.5002°N 1.9242°W / 52.5002; -1.9242
Location St Michael's Road, Handsworth, Birmingham,
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Website stmichaelschurchhandsworth.com
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Groundbreaking 1851
Completed 1855 (1855)
Specifications
Capacity 1,000
Administration
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

St Michael’s Church in St Michael’s Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, England, is a Grade II listed, Church of England church,[1] in the Diocese of Birmingham,[1] built in 1851-1855 (and then in Staffordshire), and described as "a major local landmark".[2]

It can seat one thousand people, and was built mainly to accommodate workers from local industry.[2]

The foundation stone was laid by William Legge, 4th Earl of Dartmouth, of Sandwell Hall, in 1852.[3] The church was consecrated by John Lonsdale, the Bishop of Lichfield.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "St Michael, Handsworth - West Midlands". Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Hurst, Ben (2012-06-29). "Handsworth and West Bromwich churches to get much needed repairs". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 29 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "St Michael's Handsworth: History". Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

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