Church of St Michael, Withington facts for kids
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|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade I listed building|
|Designated||26 January 1961|
Withington was the site of a Saxon monastery from 674. A resident priest was listed in the Domesday book. The manor and patronage belonged to the Bishop of Worcester who had a summer residence in Withington.
It was rebuilt in the 12th century and a blocked Norman doorway with carving remans and another is used to enter the church. Much of the current building is perpendicular following extensive work in the 15th century when a clerestory was added. Som4 minor additions were made by David Brandon in 1872.
In 2010 solar panels were installed as par of an attempt to move the church towards a zero carbon footprint.
The parsh is part of the Coln River benefice within the Diocese of Gloucester.
The central three-stage buttressed tower has six bells and a clock with chimes. There is a 15th-century oak bell frame which supported four bells.
The font is from the 15th century.
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