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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
A must see for people interested in Anglo Saxon architecture

We took a friend here who was unaware of the church, and she was completely mesmerised by it. It is... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Andrew S
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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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

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

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

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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

Thank KevinSadler2364
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

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

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

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

Thank alex w
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

Thank TheOldMacs
Reviewed 31 May 2016

In your mind, paint a chocolate box picture of the most picturesque village church, now add an exquisite peaceful rural setting, and I think that this once very important church, comes close to many people ideal. It really is lovely, but the light stone structure...More

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