St Michael and the Holy Angels
A grant made thanks to the 2012-13 Capital Grant Scheme from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, administered by the National Churches Trust. Grade II listed, this is the oldest church in the centre of West Bromwich. The original was built in 1832 and the present church was completed in 1907. George Spencer, one of its first priest priests, who is being considered for beatification, was the great great great uncle of Diana, Princess of Wales. The town centre was undergoing major regeneration. Outdated and inadequate facilities meant that the church is underused for community activities. The grant was to help fund essential repairs and to upgrade toilet and catering facilities, allowing greater use of community facilities by ethnic groups and older people including English language classes for new migrants, IT classes and dementia care.