Posted on 06/12/2017

Photo taken on December 15, 2005

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Church of St.Michael the Archangel, Wallsall

Church of St.Michael the Archangel, Wallsall
A cool December day, and so lunch out of the cold wind in the most sheltered part of the Churchyard.

"There has been a place of worship on this site since before 1220, the font which is still in use is believed to date back to that period.

The stained glass windows show saints and scenes from the New Testament. The bells in the tower are a peel of six the tenor of which weighs 7cwt.

Our greatest treasure is the wonderful wall painting on the transept walls and chancel arch. It was painted by E. Reginald Frampton in 1905/6 showing "The praise of the Angels", the four archangels, Gabriel, Michael, Raphael and Uriel and the heavenly choir. Frampton was a popular religious painter, much influenced by Bourne Jones. He painted murals in a number of churches, but only four have survived. Rushall murals are among the largest and most elaborate, they require careful and costly conservation to preserve them for future generations, and the church is attempting to raise £100,000 to carry out this work."