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Smethwick St Michael & All Angels

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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.

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Cemeteries

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.

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Church History

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.

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Church Records

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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Historical Geography

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