St Michael's dates from the 13th century. The
church of flint and limestone with a weather boarded bell chamber
is only a simple plastered double chamber with no aisles or
transepts. With plain lancet windows throughout, white-washed
walls and a bare red brick floor, at first glance it has a rather
Only three years ago traces of a medieval wall
painting of St Christopher and the Christ child were discovered on
the North Wall as well as three circular paintings in the chancel.
The chancel itself, approached through an attractive double
pointed arch is very plain, but its clear East window projects a
fine sense of lightness. Two rather ramshackle box pews are found
there where one would expect to find choir stalls.
This information and picture
come from the pages written by
John Symonds for the Waterlooville's On-Line Parish Magazine. Link