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St Michael & All Angels

St Michael’s church is a Grade I listed building, one of only 24 in the New Forest.

Lyndhurst, Hampshire

Opening times

We are open from 10am to dusk...ish.


High Street
SO43 7BD

Simon Jenkins makes it one of England’s Thousand Best Churches : 'The masterpiece of William White, the interior is astonishing... a treasure house of preRaphaelite artworks'.

The church is recognised as housing a world class collection of art including the Leighton fresco stained glass by Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Kempe, Clayton & Bell, and William Morris. Pevsner said it is ‘exquisite throughout, among the best of the firm and infinitely superior to anything done by anyone else at the time’.

In the nave roof are life sized wooden angels.

The church is also famous for being the final resting place of Alice Hargreaves, better known as Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

  • 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

  • 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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