- 1570-2010 (Creation)
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New Malton St Michael was originally one of two chapels of ease within the parish of Old Malton. It was first mentioned c.1150 when it was given, together with St Leonard’s Chapel, to the Gilbertine Priory of Old Malton. Both chapels were situated in the new settlement built around a mile distant from the village of ‘old’ Malton, which had been burned in 1138, giving them their designation. The parish church at this time was St Mary’s, Old Malton.
The two chapelries were made into separate ecclesiastical parishes in 1855 and the single benefice formed of St Mary’s, St Michael’s and St Leonard’s was also separated into three. In 1928 the benefices of St Michael and St Leonard were united and in 2013 the united benefice was joined with Old Malton to form the new benefice of Malton and New Malton.
St Michael’s Church dates to the twelfth century. It was restored in 1858 and then again in 1883 by George Fowler Jones, when the organ chamber and vestry were created. A new pulpit was installed in 1910 and new choir stalls and Lady Chapel furnishings added in the 1950s by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson of Kilburn. The church porch was added in 1987 and a new altar, designed by Ronald Sims, was installed in 1990.
St Leonard’s Church was gifted to the Roman Catholic Church in 1971, leaving St Michael’s as the sole church of what is today the parish of New Malton within the benefice of Malton and Old Malton.
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- Brierley Groom, architects of York (Subject)