The East side of the church is heavily buttressed with a solitary gravestone standing in front of the East window – sadly this was too weathered to read the inscription on it.
The roof of the church once thatched now has a covering of tiles.
…this porch protects the C12 church doorway with it’s fine Norman moldings.
On entering into the nave one is faced with a fine C15 font with angels and lions around it’s bowl…this style is often seen in East Anglia
The lovely brick floor of the nave aisle leads us to the chancel where the East window contains clear glass (as do the other windows in the church)
It appears the East window used to contain stained glass until 1940 when a nearby bombing raid blew the glass out.
The only ledgerstone I could find here lies in the aisle floor and is for Robert Chase and his wife Elizabeth and dated the mid C19
The finely painted reredos behind the altar was painted by Albert Lemmon (1889-1963) it portrays St Felix and St Fursey on either side of St Michael
Oil lamp and candle holders are placed around the church and are evidently still in use, as are the oil lamps which hang down into the nave.
St Michael’s is the only *Thankful Parish* in Suffolk – thankful because all of the eleven men from this tiny village who served in the first World War returned home safely….hence no need for a village WW1 war memorial here.
This is a very unpretentious simple church in keeping with it’s countryside surroundings.