St. Michael le Belfrey is an Anglican church in York, England. It is situated directly next to York Minster in the heart of the city.The present church building was built between 1525 and 1536 and replaced a church that dated back to at least 1294. The church is famous for being the place where Guy Fawkes was christened on 16 April 1570. Fawkes was christened an Anglican but later converted to Catholicism which led to the failed 1605 Gunpowder Plot. The church was also the scene of the wedding of Christopher Levett of York, the English explorer, to Mercy More, daughter of Rev. Robert More of Guiseley, Yorkshire, in 1608.
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