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St Michael at the Northgate

City Church of Oxford 1971–present

St Michael’s Church in 2004


When All Saints’ Church in the High Street was converted into a library in 1971, St-Michael-at-the-Northgate (now the United Benefice of St Michael with All Saints and St Martin’s) became the City Church.

A wrought-iron stand with the city arms at its head (where the mayoral insignia were placed when the mayor and corporation attended service) was brought here from All Saints and placed near the front pew.



The engraving below shows St Michael-at-the-Northgate Church in 1834, looking down Ship Street. Its Saxon tower dates from around 1050.

Old chest in St Michael's

Names of plumbers

Above: the plaque put on the roof by the plumbers who must have worked on the lead in 1765: T. Parker and I. Slater.

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Last updated: 30 September, 2018

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