The Parish of Michaelston-le-Pit is separate from that of the Parish of St Andrew Major but together form a Benefice and share the same Rector. The church is easily found at the bottom of the hill that leads from the top of Pen-y-Turnpike and signposted Michaelston-le-Pit. There is also a lovely family walk across the fields to Michaelston. Take the path opposite the Millbrook Road/Mill Road junction in Dinas Powys (just down from St Peter’s church) and carry on straight over the fields until you reach Michaelston-le-Pit. You will see the church on your right as you approach the village. The present church, with its saddle back roof and cruciform plan with a tower over its central crossing was constructed in the fourteenth century.
St Michael and All Angels, Michaelston-le-Pit, CF64 4HF
A rare feature of this church is the eighteenth century triple decker pulpit. On the first stage is a portion for the clerk (or churchwarden these days). Above that, a lectern and overtopping that, the pulpit set into the angle of the wall and dominating the tiny nave.
The four pews in the transept and one in the chancel itself face west towards the pulpit with their backs to the altar. Opposite the pulpit is a box pew, with its arm rests, traditionally for the Cwt-yr-ala family
The lych-gate commemorates William and Arthur Hopkins and William French, killed in the First World War. It was dedicated by Bishop Lloyd Crossley on 28th June 1926