St Michael's Church, Handsworth

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St Michael's Church
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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
Churchmanship Anglo-Catholic
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Groundbreaking 1851
Completed 1855 (1855)
Capacity 1,000
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham
Vicar(s) Fr Julian Sampson

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]

In 1907 part of the parish was taken to form a new parish for St Peter's Church, Handsworth.

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]


  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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