The Parish church of St. Michael’s, Kirby-le-Soken is a very special building. It has stood in the village as a symbol of continuity throughout the generations and much of it is over 500 years old. It is the spiritual home of our community, where the Christian faith is taught and Christian values are upheld. A place where people can find comfort, forgiveness, love and purpose. For many it is the place where important events in their lives can be celebrated. Others simply find it a comfort to know it is there, hearing the bells or seeing the floodlit tower. In the recent past the building has been developed so it can be used beyond Sunday Worship; for concerts, meetings and lectures. The Church is always open during daylight hours and as well as individuals dropping in, local groups such as schools are discovering the unique atmosphere and history.
Sadly, in recent years the building has shown evidence of major problems with large cracks and falling masonry. Some parts of the church have had to be roped off for safety reasons. Some work was done in 2008 on the South Wall but although there were cracks in the chancel they were not attended to at that time. Since then, they have grown progressively worse and two years ago the Morton Partnership, who oversaw the South Wall project, were approached to investigate the new problems. After much discussion, a scheme has been drawn up to make the building safe and in good order for future generations.