Brierley Hill


Anglican: St Michael

A large red brick church first consecrated in 1765 when it was a chapel of ease to KIngswinford. Extended in 1823 and 1837 it became a separate parish church in 1865. The tower was rebuilt in 1900. 
The ecclesiastical parish was within the Diocese of Lichfield until transferring to Worcester in 1994.
The civil parish was part of Staffordshire until amalgamation with Dudley in 1966.

St Michael’s Church from undated postcard.

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St Michael’s Church. Exterior picture Copyright David M lear (Geograph). Interior picture from A Church Near You. (Images from Google Images. If we have infinged your copyright, please let us know.)

 References and some further sources:

Aiken, John. Census of Religious Worship, 1851: The Returns for Worcestershire. (2000)
Bridges, Tim. Churches of the Black Country (2008)
Pevsner, Nikolaus. Buildings of England, Staffordshire (1974)

n.b. Full details of these books are on bibliography and sources page

Websites:    Wikipedia entry for Brierley Hill
                     Grade II Listed Building:  Listing Details Here
                     Historic England Listing 
                     Church Plans Online: Ground plans 1818 – 1827, 1836 – 1837
                     Parish Website
                     A Church Near You
                     Family History Website (

Nearby churches are:  BrockmoorDudley,  Quarry Bank,  Kingswinford Deanery.

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