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Sunday Worship

01/10/2017

Harvest Thanksgiving Eucharist

11:00 am

St Michael & All Angels

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Millicent

St Michael & All Angels, Millicent

St Michael & All Angels, Millicent

Services every Sunday at 11:30am

St Michael & All Angels is situated in Millicent, between Clane and Sallins (see parish map). It is known for its beauty and the richness of its history. This gem of a building is something of a national monument, containing some beautiful and quite rare artwork, including a number of mosaics, two panels of sgraffito and extensive areas of cloisonné.

Conservation

In 2010 we made a start on the restoration of St Michael & All Angels. The first step was to seal the building against further entry of water, repair the gutters, repair the hole in the rose window and clean and repoint the rose window. The next steps will be to make repairs to downpipes and roof. When eventually the exterior of the building is secure, we will need to stabilise and clean/restore the interior artwork.
Some photographs can be seen on the ‘Conservation’ page.

Millicent Historical Society

A historical society was set up in 2010 – keep an eye on the website http://millicenthistorical.claneunion.org for details. That site will also show you the Conservation Report written by Carita O’Leary (BA Interior Architecture).

Brief History of St Michael & All Angels

Thomas Cooke Trench came to live in Millicent House and Demesne in 1876. The Church of Ireland church of the area was that of the Abbey in Clane whose roof had come into disrepair during the 1798 rebellion. In 1881 the vestry passed a resolution to build a new church following a proposal by Thomas Cooke Trench that he would donate the land and most of the cost for the build and interiors if they accepted the plans he drew up. The vestry unanimously agreed and construction on the site of St Michael and All Angels began on the same day, 20th June 1881.
The church was consecrated on Michaelmas day 29th September 1883 by Bishop Richard Chevenix Trench, Archbishop of Dublin and cousin of Thomas Cooke Trench.
The stained glass windows on the north side of the church reflect the Old Testament while those on the south reflect the New Testament. The east and west walls are specialised metal artwork knows as cloisonné. There is no repetition of carving in the church—there are 75 carved stone capitals, 84 bosses, corbels and finials and no two are alike.
After a fire in 1947, the chancel, choir pews, vestry and organ were destroyed. Services were held in the Nave for over three years until the damage was repaired.
Thomas Cooke Trench in September 1894 made these notes:

“But if, in God’s providence, disturbances or persecution should arise, and even in our day, men should break down the carved work thereof with axes and hammers, the thought will still be sweet that while we had the power we contributed even a little to the rearing up again of the old historic and apostolic Church of St Patrick, and in faith we will lay us down to rest, ‘till the day break and the shadows flee away.”

Note:The Stewart family website provides an extensive account of this church’s history. Click here to read: The Stewarts in Ireland.

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