Normans in Middlewich
Building on what was established many years earlier by Middlewich’s first Roman settlers, Normans also found a home in our town. In 2008, Middlewich hosted its first Norman Festival, celebrating the Norman way of life and their historical presence here in mid-Cheshire. The festival featured a parade, virtual dig, continental market, a living Norman village and even a battle re-enactment, as well as establishing links with the French town of Venables.
Our local landmark
Built in a Norman-Perpendicular style, it is believed that parts of our beautiful landmark church, St Michael’s and All Angels, were constructed as far back as the 12th century. Most of the Grade II listed building, however, was built in the 1500s, but the Norman inspiration evident in its structure is undeniable. With a stunning exterior and interior architecture, traditional stained-glass windows, mounted grounds and backing onto the Middlewich ‘Bull Ring’ amphitheatre, St Michael’s and All Angels is the striking centre piece of the town.
Located at the intersection of the A54 and A533 roads in Middlewich, the church is easy to access and in close distance to other local amenities such as pubs, eateries, shops and our canals. A friendly reception is always guaranteed and whether resident or tourist, all are welcome to drop in to worship in or view the church.
Explore Middlewich St Michael and All Angels for yourself at:
Hightown, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 9AN, United Kingdom CW10 9AN, or telephone 01606 738005
Restoration for our historic Church
We are delighted about the recent announcement that a phenomenal £234,000 grant has been awarded to St Michael and All Angels Church from the Heritage Lottery Fund to contribute towards a restoration of the historic building. Close to the £300,000 required to complete the first stage of an estimated £1m revamp, Middlewich residents and church-goers are hoping to raise further funds to go towards preserving the church for future generations to enjoy.