Smethwick St Michael & All Angels
St Michael & All Angels ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1893 from parts of Smethwick Old Church, Holy Trinity & St Matthew's parishes. The church, in Crockett's Lane was consecrated in 1892.
A transcription of the Monumental Inscriptions of St Michael & All Angels is included in the transcript of eleven Smethwick Cemeteries and Churches (Holy Lane Cemetery, St Alban, St Chad, St Hilda, St Mark, St Mary, St Matthew, St Michael & All Angels, St Paul, and St Stephen), published by the Birmingham & Midland SGH.
St Michael & All Angels was originally a mission church to Holy Trinity formed in 1886 in a converted warehouse in Brook Street.
The present church was built in 1891 in Crockett's Lane and is a structure of red brick, in the Early English style, designed by AE Street of London, consisting of a chancel, north transept, aisled and clerestoried nave and west baptistry. A lady chapel on the south side of the chancel was added in 1933.
St John's mission church to St Michael was opened in a disused factory in 1894 in Slough Lane, and was replaced in 1910 by St John the Evangelist mission room in Foundry lane which continued in use until 1967.
Church of England Registers
The register of St Michael & All Angels Church, Smethwick, commences in 1886. The original registers for the period 1886-1989 (Bapts) & 1893-1967 (Mar) and Banns for the period 1893-1967 are deposited at Sandwell Archives.
Nonconformist Church Registers
Records of Nonconformist churches in Smethwick can be found on the Smethwick page
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