St Michael's Church is pretty, with a modest
west tower complete with quoins, and a Norman tympanium over its
south door. It was heavily restored in the early part of the 19th
century, when a north transept was added. It contains a richly decorative
18th century font. The church tower was added in 1824. Now the church
is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage
St Michael's Church, first mentioned in 1185 and with a tower described
by Pevsner as 'modest and
What catches your eye when approaching the church is the large WELCOME
sign above the door. You will also get a warm welcome smile from
the vicar, Sue Starkey, who came to Willington Ten years ago through
A church is not just a building, rather a group of people in any
one community. We have a small church but a quaint church.
Coffee Morning - First Saturday every month
we hold a coffee morning in the Village Hall. Here we welcome anyone
to join us for a drink and a chat. There are various stalls selling
different crafts & cakes for you to enjoy, also a occasional
raffle. Accompanied children are welcome to come along too and take
part in activities between 10am and 12noon.
Church Book Shelf
The church currently has a ‘Book Shelf’,
With the decline in libraries, the
church funding comes with a requirement that we provide something
of a public access to books. These second hand books can be purchased
with a donation to the church funding or swopped to allow access
to a wider range of books.
The Church is changing
We currently have plans to include a toilet
within the church. With this we are planning to take
out the pews in the North transept and replace this area with
informal seating and tables. Around the walls we will install cupboards
and a serving hatch into a better kitchen area. This area will be
open to other groups wishing to meet in the church – Do you
have any ideas for new meeting spot?
Click on the Plans Picture to download a PDF version.
Where are we now (September
We have now received the final Faculty Certificate from the Diocese
of Derby which gives us permission to commence the work on Installing
the Toilet Facility, upgrading the kitchen and removing pews in
the North Transept to make a flexible seating area.
We are also delighted to have been allocated two grants totaling
Thanks to you all for supporting our fundraising events and for
generous donations given we now have £10,920 in our Church
This means with the two grants we have about half the money required.
We are hoping we get some more grants to cover the rest. The total
cost of the project will be about £44,600.00
Thanks again to everyone who supports us.
St Michael’s Parochial Church Council
If you would like to contact us or speak
to someone, please either call Sue Starkey on 01283 703928 or complete
ther simple enquiry form on the contact us page: -