St Michael & All Angels

A treasure, St Michael & All Angels is a familiar sight in the midst of our village, valued by locals and visitors alike for its picturesque setting and delightful interior.

Kingsland, Herefordshire

Opening times

The church is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.



This is a building whose stones, timbers and glass has witnessed seven hundred years of joy, sorrows, celebrations and fascinating local history. Although dating from the late 13th century, there has actually been some form of church on the current site since Saxon times: we know that by 660AD Merowald, King of Mercia, had reserved Kingsland for his own use and soon after built his castle here. Signs of an earlier church are present within the existing building, which was begun around 1290, see if you can spot them!

Substantially larger than many other parish churches in the area, the church’s size is testament to the relatively large population of Kingsland at the time, and the increasing power and importance of Roger Mortimer III, of nearby Wigmore Castle, who was married to one Maude de Braose. It is thanks to Maude that we have our beautiful church: it was she, not her husband, who began the building work. She died in 1301, leaving the work to her son, Edmund. He died three years later, leaving his wife Margaret to supervise the end of the build. Maude’s coat of arms is displayed in the majestic 14th century east window.

The entire church is a treasure house, richly decorated with opulent memorials, a beautiful painted roof and stunning stained glass. Take a tour of the building using our excellent coloured guidebook, which provides information about the church’s history and its architectural design and ensures you won’t miss anything! This is a glorious church for visitors: every view provides an item of interest or beauty to wonder at, and the sense of peace pervading the magnificent space provides moments of unadulterated calm.

Leave the building feeling lifted, and head across the village green for a warm welcome in the coffee shop or two local pubs.

We hope to welcome you to Kingsland very soon!

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Car park at church

  • Café within 500m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

  • Wolfson Fabric Repair Grant, £7,500, 2021

  • Wolfson Fabric Repair Grants are awarded for urgent repair projects, based on our recommendation, to help keep churches open.

  • Cornerstone Grant, £10,000, 2021

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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