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St Michael & All Angels

Invited by the exterior to come.

Shefford, Bedfordshire

Opening times

Open 10am to 5pm everyday.


High Street
SG17 5DD

Established as a chapel of ease to the nearest parish church in Campton in the 14/15th century, St Michael & All Angels remained a chapel of ease until the parish was created in 1903.

The church consists of the original nave and a south aisle, divided from the nave by an arcade, and a west tower. With the exception of the west tower the church has been entirely rebuilt in modern times. The enlargement to the east end included a chancel and communion table, and the first communion service was celebrated in 1853.

The interior is plain, with a little late 19th and early 20th century glass, and roofs by Mallows and Grocock of 1907. The organ is the first built by M I Forsyth Grant. In the first part of the twentieth century the original arcade was rebuilt concealing the iron Railway Architecture with stone pillars.

The historical significance of the church lies in the tower. Stonework at the lower levels of the tower date to the early 15th century. St Michael’s tower has stood in its present location since the early 1400s and is the oldest remaining building in Shefford.

The tower contains a single bell.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • National heritage here

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Car park at church

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • The Sunday services at St Michael are Holy Communion at 8.30am on the first and fourth Sundays of the month followed by Morning Worship at 10am usually taken by the Lay Reader. On the second and third Sundays there is a Service of Holy Communion at 10am. On Friday morning there is a Service of Holy Communion.

  • Regular activities open to the whole community include: Fortnightly community singing, fortnightly craft group, fortnightly mother and toddler group, monthly lunch and entertainment, monthly cafe in conjunction with Saturday farmers market, Michaelmas fair, musicals and concerts.

  • Cafes are run three mornings per week, Tuesday, Thursday ad Friday and on the 2nd Saturday in the month. Facilities are parent friendly and breast feeding mums are welcome.

  • Church of England

Contact information

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St Francis of Assisi

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The highlight of a visit is to the Sanctuary to view the fine triptych reredos with covered cornice and panels of saints and inscriptions recording incumbents and donors.