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pageb45
Goderich, Ontario, Canada
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16 of 24  Wed 19th Sep 2012 3:17pm  

Rob, all that I can deduce is from two Old Maps images. The church was described as St. Chad's in 1906, and St. Michael's in 1913. Any rededication seems to have happened in the intervening years.
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AD
Allesley Park
17 of 24  Sat 21st Apr 2018 2:17pm  

Hi all. I was just wondering if anyone knew the date of the earliest burial at Stoke St Michael's? I was there over the weekend to look in on my grandparents and we wondered when the earliest one was. Earliest we saw was 1806 but I'm sure there must be many before that. Cheers.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
18 of 24  Sat 21st Apr 2018 2:52pm  

AD, the parish register on Ancestry starts in 1574 for burials and I think there would have been burials before that. I am sure that it was about that time that they were required to keep records. The church was extended in 1822. One of my ancestors Joseph Harwar died in 1722 and the website for the church mentions that a vault was found in 1992 when they were rebuilding the floor that they think was his vault. It says it would have been outside the church before 1822. It sounds very much like some of the graveyard was built over when the extension was done.
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AD
Allesley Park
19 of 24  Mon 30th Apr 2018 8:49pm  

Thanks Annewiggy. Sorry for the late reply - I've been away.
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Prof
Gloucester
20 of 24  Sun 6th May 2018 6:05pm  

One of the gravestones at Stoke St Michael's near the path to the left as you face the porch had this inscription, which now could be, possibly, indecipherable: "All you who come my grave to see, avoid damp beds and think of me."
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Midland Red

21 of 24  Mon 27th Dec 2021 10:52am  

Stoke St Michael's Church - 4 Apr 2010
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PhiliPamInCoventry
Holbrooks
22 of 24  Mon 25th Mar 2024 10:48am  

Yesterday, being Sunday, after playing at my chapel in Foleshill, I went for a spot of lunch at the Rose & Crown, opposite Stoke St. Michaels Parish. The bells were being rung, so I stayed awhile to listen.
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JohnnieWalker
Sanctuary Point, Australia
23 of 24  Mon 25th Mar 2024 7:23pm  

Got married at Stoke St. Michael's in 1970. The vicar demanded cash before he would conduct the ceremony. I had none on me, but my best man coffed up!
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Choirboy
Bicester
24 of 24  Thu 28th Mar 2024 8:58am  

On 25th Mar 2024 10:48am, PhiliPamInCoventry said: ....Yesterday, being Sunday, after playing at my chapel in Foleshill, I went for a spot of lunch at the Rose & Crown, opposite Stoke St. Michaels Parish. The bells were being rung, so I stayed awhile to listen.
This was where my primary school (Briton Rd) held occasional services. I am stuck trying to remember the lady organist who I believe walked with a limp? The church, being photogenic, was a popular choice for weddings and I was envious of my school friend's Saturday earning's as choirboy. Probably why the vicar demanded cash! Sadly, wedding's were few and far between at Holy Cross, Wyken.
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