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
LocationSt Michael's Road, Handsworth, Birmingham,
CountryEngland
DenominationChurch of England
ChurchmanshipAnglo-Catholic
Websitestmichaelschurchhandsworth.com
Architecture
Heritage designationGrade II listed
Groundbreaking1851
Completed1855 (1855)
Specifications
Capacity1,000
Administration
DioceseAnglican Diocese of Birmingham
Clergy
Vicar(s)Vacant

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]

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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