St Michael & All Angels-Michael Parish Church

Main Road, Kirk Micheal, IM6 1AB

St Michael’s was built in 1835 and was designed by the architect John Welch. The Church is built on the site of an older Treen Church and burial ground, known locally as “Cronk-y-Keilleig”. In 1834, Bishop Ward gave directions  to erect the new Church. The clock in the tower was presented to the parish by Bishop Bardsley in 1887. The present organ was previously in use in St. Nicholas’ Chapel, Bishop’s Court, and was presented by Bishop Hill, who also found money for several other alterations and improvements.

The 1922 War Memorial Tablet, designed by Archibald Knox, is made of Sicilian marble, fixed to the north wall of the nave. It is eleven sided to denote the eleventh hour of the eleventh day 1918 and inscribed with the fourteen names of parishioners who fell in the Great War.

A notable feature, is the the entrance to the Parish Burial Ground, inscribed with the words “I am the resurrection and the Life”. This Lychgate, designed by Mr Armitage Rigby, was commissioned by the Manx Museum and Ancient Monument Trustees in 1907. Bishops Wilson, Hildesley, Mason, Cregan and Thornton Duesbury are all buried here, due to the proximity to Bishop’s Court, the official residence of the bishops of Sodor and Man until 1976.

The Church has regular services and hosts Cell Group, CAMEO, Michael Bear Club and Messy Church.