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Revel in the history of St Michael’s Church

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St Michael’s and All Angels Church is holding church heritage open days in September to give you the chance of to look inside the historic listed building.

“Come and look inside a Grade II listed church building that is nearly 900 years old,” say the organisers. “You will be able to view parish records from the 1700s onwards. Records will be available for you to delve into the history of the church, research your ancestors and look at up-to-date activities and uses of the church building.”

The days will also feature:

• Displays of historical pictures covering from the 1700s to recent times.

• It will be a check point on the “Ride & Stride” cycling/walking fundraiser for Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust (Sat 14th only).

• The chance to view church vestments and communion vessels on the altar.

• Displays from church groups and officials including flower arranging, children’s work, verger, musicians etc.

• The chance to try your hand at bell ringing.

• “Grill a Vicar” – ask as many questions as you like

• Research parish records (baptisms, marriages and funerals) from the 1800s to modern times.

• Hear the recently restored church organ being played. 

• View the brand new heating boiler (first replacement for over 70 years!)

• Refreshments available

• Free entry.

The opening times are Saturday 14th September to Friday 20th September 10am – 4pm.

Details are on the Heritage Open Days web site: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/saint-michael-all-angels-church-melksham-who-we-are-and-what-we-do.

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