When Christianity came to the British Isles, the inhabitants were Celts and worshipped pagan gods. The Christian Church superimposed its beliefs on the existing religious structure (eg Christmas and Easter). St Michael was the Christian saint who inherited the pagan sun-god attributes and is "protector of high places" (because that is where the sun sets last). Churches in England (and France: eg Mont St Michel) which are named for him are invariably located on hilltops. (See also St Ann).
St Michael's Church, Clarks Town is definitely at a low point !
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