St Michael's Church, Workington

  • Description

    "There is evidence of a church on this site from the seventh century. The church occupies a prominent site and would have been originally surrounded by water commanding the mouth of the River Derwent. The church has suffered from two major fires. The first occurred in January 1887, less than 100 years of completion of the Georgian Building of 1772 (which had replaced a smaller church building). The third rebuilding of the church was completed within three years in 1890. During the night of 28th September 1994, as a result of a burglary, fire broke out again at ST Michael's. As day broke on the 29th September 1994 (Feast Day of St Michael), the smouldering Parish Church, again lay ruined. However the church was again rebuilt with facilities to benefit the whole community. It was rededicated in a series of services beginning 4th February 2001. " Photo by Richard Rogerson, 2015.
  • Owner

    Richard Rogerson
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 427 times
    Picture Taken: 2015-01-20
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