St Michael's Church, Berechurch, Essex

Address:
Off Berechurch Hall Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9NW
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Open daily 10am - 4pm
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Fine family monuments beneath a spectacular roof

This is an early sixteenth-century Tudor brick addition to the former church of St Michael, built as a burial chapel for the Audley family. It is notable for its superbly carved and coloured hammerbeam roof and a fine series of monuments of various dates to the Audley and Walden families.

Particularly charming is the monument to the dashing figure of Sir Henry Audley (who died in 1648), reclining stiffly in his armour with his children kneeling beneath him. The much rebuilt church now leads a commercial life but the chapel remains consecrated.

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  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
  • Directions
    One mile south of Colchester, between B1025 & B1026 off Berechurch Hall Road. From either ‘B’ road follow historic church signs on Berechurch Hall Road. Driveway entrance next to Berechurch Hall Army Camp.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway stations: Colchester Town (1.9 miles) or Hythe (2.4 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Useful information:

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

    Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, and London County Guide 2012

    This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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