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St Michael & All Angels

Built on a Saxon foundation that may date back to the 700s, the present church takes character from the 1170s, when it was rebuilt by the Normans and transformed into a large and splendid building.

Bishop's Cleeve, Gloucestershire

Opening times

Church is open for an hour or so each day.
Please see the website for weekday opening times or contact for information.


Church Road
Bishop's Cleeve
GL52 8LJ

The Norman work is especially predominant in the west front, with its exuberant decoration. This is continued on the south doorway, where two dragons are portrayed.

Much further building and rebuilding work was done in the early 14th century, adding to the richness inside the church.

A large gallery was erected at the west end in Jacobean times, and from then dates the elaborate tomb of Sir Richard de la Bere and his wife Margaret.

There is a small museum of the church's history over the south porch, which includes charming murals painted as visual lessons by a thoughtful Georgian schoolmaster.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

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