St Michael's Church, Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire

Oak Road, Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS22 5EZ
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Open daily from 10am - 4pm. For further information please contact Mark Sproat via email [email protected]
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A medieval church with beautiful heraldic glass

St Michael's is an impressive, imposing-looking church. It was built by eminent lawyer Bryan Roucliff in 1458 and is full of treasures bestowed by the Roucliff family. Its military looking tower recalls those belligerent times. In the chancel is an elaborate Easter Sepulchre - a canopied wooden chest that played an important role in Easter worship in Medieval parish churches. A monumental brass in the chancel has effigies of a man and woman, believed to be Roucliff and his wife.

Soft light streams through the church's fine leaded windows enhancing the stone interior.

Our churches cost on average, £2500 per year, to keep them clean, conservation work, maintenance checks and in a safe condition for visitors to come and enjoy.

Please help us to keep our churches open by donating a gift of £5 or £10 by texting the numbers below or visit our donation page here

Text  XXX” to 70970 to give £5

Text  XXX” to 70191 to give £10

Your generous donation will help us to protect a beautiful part of local and national heritage. Thank you!