St. Michael & All Angels Church

St. Michael & All Angels Church in Lower Machen is a historic Anglican church located in the village of Lower Machen. The church is known for its architectural beauty, historical significance, and serene rural setting.

The site of St Michaels and All Angels has been a continuous place of worship for over 1500 years. With such a long history, it is not surprising that the Church is home to many fascinating historical artefacts including the largest collection of Hatchments in any church in Wales and the fine Morgan Family Monuments in the Grade II* listed early 18th century Chapel.

The Church is claimed to have been founded in the 5th century by Glywys ap Solor, the early Welsh king of Glywysing (modern-day Glamorgan). The Nave was originally built in 1102 and rebuilt around 1600. The Chancel and Belltower were added in the 13th and 15th centuries and the Porch in the 17th century. In 1710 John Morgan “The London Merchant”, of Tredegar and Rhiwperra added the Morgan Chapel completing the building you see today.


St Michael and All Angels has undergone significant improvements in recent years, including a new roof, the restoration of the Morgan Chapel and the recently completed conservation of the 15th century bell tower.


A weekly service is held at 11.15am on Sunday.

Faith In Nature Partnership

St Michael and All Angels has a strong nature theme as part of it’s everyday life. There are close connections with Caerphilly Woodlands Trust, with regular events highlighting the incredible nature that can be found in our burial grounds. The events are for the whole family. To find out more, or sign up for the regular newsletter, please contact the church using one of the following:

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Telephone: 01633 309691

Address: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Lower Machen, Newport NP10 8GU