St. Michael’s Church War Memorial Ipswich

WW1
To the Glory of God and in deathless memory of those of the parish who died in defence of King and Country in the Great War 1914 -19

The first eight were actively engaged in definite Christian work in connection with the Church when called to the colours.

SIDNEY CLAUDE SEAMAN BRUNNING
JOHN BUTCHER KINGSBURY
FRANK CHARLES QUINNEY PALMER
FREDERICK GEORGE SAGE
CHARLES EDWARD HAZLEWOOD


CHARLES SQUIRES MASON
BLAYDON EDWARD PILBROW
FRANCIS LEVETT WOODS

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PERCY WALTER ADAMS
THOMAS FREDERICK BROWNE


ARTHUR GEORGE BARHAM 


EDWARD CHARLES BERRY


GEORGE BEECROFT
EDWIN ARTHUR BUTCHER


PERCY GEORGE COOK
FREDERICK EDGAR CHITTOCK
THOMAS HENRY COLLINS
CHARLES EDWARD CURTIS
EDWIN ARTHUR DINES
HOWARD FORD


WILLIAM JAMES FARTHING


WALTER GEORGE GARNER


WALTER GEORGE GOSLING
R. GREENWOOD-


ERNEST C. HART

SAMUEL CHARLES HALLS


JAMES FRENCH HOWARD

ARTHUR WILLIAM HOWGEGO


ERNEST ALFRED GOSLING
ALFRED THOMAS KEEBLE


WILLIAM ALEXANDER LAMB
ALFRED JOSEPH LAST
SIDNEY HAROLD LAST
W. MARCH-
R. NEWMAN-
WILLIAM JOHN NEWSON
EDWIN BROOK NESLING
HARRY JAMES PARKER
WILLIAM ALBERT PASTERFUL*


HORACE EDWARD PIPER

PERCIVAL DUNCAN RIDLER DUTTON*
OCTAVIUS WILLIAM GEORGE ROBERTS


THOMAS R. ROBINSON
GEORGE JOSHUA SAUNDERS
ERNEST HARRY STEVENS*
WILLIAM GEORGE THORPE
CHARLES FREDERICK WARDLEY

RUSSELL CLARK WOODS

 

On March 7th 2011, a fire devastated the church, destroying the roof and internal structure. Many memorials within the church were believed to be lost, one being the WW1 Memorial, an oak panel with carved gilded lettering. In 2019, the project team were kindly granted permission to search for the Boer War memorial which was made of stone, so was assumed to be capable of surviving the fire. Sadly this was not the case, only the bolts on the wall remained. To the teams surprise it was revealed the WW1 memorial had been removed from the church in 1997, being kept in storage.

In 1997 St. Michael’s church was made redundant. The population had fallen as the Pottery’s and water front area of Ipswich had been knocked down through slum clearance in the 1930’s and 1960’s. Then Planning blight of the new development of the Mint Quarter (shopping centre) in the 80’s and 1990’s held back the redevelopment of the area.

  JIMAS a Muslim educational charity which works to create greater understanding about Islam amongst Muslims and people of other faiths or none, through Education, Engagement and Service. They bought St Michael’s Church in 2011 with the intention of redeveloping it into a community centre. Following the fire (arson), the Church Hall, next to the church has since been restored and is active within the surrounding community. The community group continues to raise money to restore and develop the church.

 Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich, IP4 1HN


   

The church’ foundation stone was laid in 1890

 

 

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