St Michael & All Angels, Mansel Lacy
- Road Reference: Off A480
- OS Grid Ref: SO 425 456
- Open access
- Toilets on site
- Disabled access
- Visit the website
Built between 11th and 13th centuries, the simple stone built church lies at the heart of the village. Since internal re-ordering, the church now benefits from good lighting, heating and carpeting up to the chancel step. Eight pews only remain, partitioned by oak and glass screens 6′ high with double doors into the worshipping part of the church. However it remains a sanctified building and with the 100 chairs in place becomes once again capable of seating 150 for weddings and funerals.
With the addition of modem kitchen facilities at the back and with lavatories at the base of the tower, the Church and Community Centre has provided the perfect facility for furthering thriving village life. The space created in the south aisle and rear section of the nave has hosted parties for all occasions, Scottish dancing, Hereford Art Week Exhibitions, local elections, committee meetings, club meetings and youth activities, fundraising sales for all the churches of the Credenhill United Benefice and is the ideal location for cream teas on Open Gardens events.
2007 saw Sir Roy Strong speaking of the way forward for ancient, rural churches and Mansel Lacy was used as the flagship, twice being featured on Midlands TV. People from all round the country call in to see how the church has changed and how it is now an extra important part of village life.
The Church & Community Centre won the Calor Special Award 2002 and Calor Winner 2007 Special Innovation Award.
For more information visit where the Community Association data is available.
Church Services are always 9.00am on 2nd Sunday (Matins) and 3rd Sunday (Holy Communion) of every month.