St Michael's Church
St Michael's Church
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
St Michael's is the Anglican parish church of Alnwick. The Grade I listed building has its origins in Saxon times, and was handsomely rebuilt in the 14th, 15th and 19th centuries. It is open for visitors, and holds regular services, to which all are welcome.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK5,081 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
On the outskirts of Alnwick near the castle, this is a large and very impressive church. Most of the building is C15th and it has the typical squat Northumbrian square tower at the south west corner. It is unusual as the side aisles stretch the length of the church, making the chancel area as wide as the nave.

It is an interesting church with a lot to see and admire. There is a leaflet picking out the main points of interest from the C13th grave slabs at the back of the church and C14th effigies in the south aisle. At the back of the nave is a small lancet window with a fragment of C14th stained glass with a pelican plucking her breast to feed her young.

The nave pillars have glorious carved capitals with angels holding shields and a frieze of fruit and leaves. The carved choir stalls date from the C19th restoration.

When I visited, workmen were removing the front few rows of pews in the nave to be replaced by chairs which can be moved to create more open space for events.
Written March 24, 2019
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profjoypc
Alnwick, UK4,519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This beautiful church which lies on the outskirts of the town is well worth visiting. It is a listed building whose origins date from Saxon times and it has been splendidly rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries. I have been to services in the church and recently to a concert which was excellent set in the fine surroundings of this beautiful place of worship.
Written October 31, 2018
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Jandanda
Barnsley, UK253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
We visited during the Summer whilst exploring Alnwick. The Church is beautiful - a real place for reflection. I felt really moved as soon as we entered. So glad that we walked 'a little further' than we anticipated and visited this lovely place.
Written October 15, 2018
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davidandshona
Dumfries, UK2,833 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Having spent a lovely few hours in Alnwick we popped into the grounds of St Michael's on our way back to the car from Alnwick Castle.
Written March 8, 2023
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William Nation
Chiddingfold, UK66 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Sadly in line with most churches this was closed when we wanted to visit. It seems a shame that the CofE cannot be more open!
Written September 13, 2020
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Esther G
Whitehaven, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We enjoyed Mass here on the Sunday morning. Lovely welcome and all covid secure. Beautiful church, with amazing stained glass windows.
Written September 11, 2020
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Julie M
Pontefract, UK364 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Small window with pelican we spotted. Also good carved wooden boss heads inside. The exterior tower is interesting.
Written May 9, 2019
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ian m
Leeds, UK642 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We were exploring the town early on Sunday morning while we could have the streets more or less to ourselves. We'd just stopped to look at St Michael's when an elderly gentleman called from his car that the church was open as he'd just come from early service.
In we went and were made most welcome and provided with a leaflet so that we could better appreciate the various features of the interior. I'm not a Christian so we didn't stay for the next sitting of the service but I know we'll be welcome to take another look around next time we're in town.
Written March 6, 2019
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Jo P
Bedford, UK131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The 11:15am Sunday service was 'informal' in that we sat in an arc in the side chapel, and our thoughts were welcomed during the talk. A number of the small congregation participated in the service., and we followed an order of service which gave structure to our time of worship. This was my first visit, and I was made to feel very welcome and included, as quite a few people made a point of chatting with me.
Written August 27, 2018
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