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Interesting old church

This church is very pretty and so are its grounds. There is a lot of information on panels and you... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Ruth P
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Beautifully maintained church

A beautiful church in a glorious setting. Really liked the signage to the Angel and the automatic... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Janet H
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

This church is very pretty and so are its grounds. There is a lot of information on panels and you can buy further booklets and books (I think there were over a dozen different ones) if you want. I paid to park just outside Odda's...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 19 May 2018

A beautiful church in a glorious setting. Really liked the signage to the Angel and the automatic lights which came on as you walked round the church itself. Such lovely stained glass windows and the whole church exuded peace and tranquility. Certainly worth a visit...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Janet H
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We took a friend here who was unaware of the church, and she was completely mesmerised by it. It is such an exciting church to explore - amazing architecture, fine stained glass, splendid font, memorials and stories. Yet it retains its sacred atmosphere. The exterior...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This church dates back to 700AD. It has an amazing 9th century font, which is has recently had lighting added to enhance the carvings. On one of the internal walls there are two Anglo-Saxon windows with triangular heads, which open on to a room in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Started in 800, much of the Saxon church survives intact and is one of the true treasures of England. The interior is remarkable, with a font from the 10th century, stained glass windows from 14th century and seating around the alter from the Cromwell era,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

What a beautiful church this is. Simple in its decoration with history resonating from every stone. Considering the tiny hamlet in which it nestles, it is remarkable that this remains an active parish church and in such excellent condition. We visited one snowy morning and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Deerhurst lies off the beaten path, down a country lane, with only an English Heritage sign for Odda's Chapel to attract the visitor, passing on the B4213. St Mary's was once a major Saxon Priory, of national importance, and is now a lovingly restored parish...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We called in as a 'by-blow' of our primary visit to Odda's Chapel, and I can't believe the peace which reigns here at St Mary's. Very old (their font is the oldest Saxon font in existence) and beautifully simple, only a couple of examples of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We discovered this hidden gem during a tour of gloucestershire. Surely one of the oldest churches i have ever been to with many saxon featured. huge importance in history even king Canute had been here. Also well presented. Our only regret was that we did...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank alexw918
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This church dates back to around 800AD, and is impressive to view. It is not particularly large, but contains an historic and beautiful limestone font. There are some lovely triangular windows in the higher interior walls, and a wonderful carving of an Angel on the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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