St Michael & All Angels

This beautiful church, consecrated on 5th May 1863, is a fine example of the work of Victorian Louth Architect James Fowler.

About this church

St Michael & All Angels was built due to the generosity of  William Wright, born in Somerby near Brigg on 24th March, 1785. During his childhood Wright attended Louth Grammar School which must have left him with fond memories of the town as in his later years he gave the then current vicar of St James’s a blank cheque followed by a cheque for £1000 for the purchase of the site and the building works for this church. Sadly William Wright died before seeing the completion of St Michael’s.

St Michael’s became reputed for worshipping in the Anglo Catholic tradition and over 150 years later it continues to hold dear this traditional, yet inclusive form of worship.

An organ was procured in 1864 from Foster & Andrews of Hull at a cost £300 0s 0d. The cost for this was raised from a highly successful bazaar held in Louth Town Hall, a most impressive amount considering the value of money at that time. In 1908 the present Lady Chapel was added and cost £1,300 0s 0d.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

Trinity Centre

Holy Trinity, a Victorian church of 1866, was severely damaged by fire in 1991.


St James

In a secluded setting in the middle of trees with no electricity or water, can be found the tiny and delightful church of St James.

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