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St Mary Redcliffe Church

12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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A real gem

This church is far more interesting than the cathedral. the architecture is more intricate and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally T
Wilmington, United Kingdom
Tree fest

The tree fest is well worth seeing, so many lovely idea's This is a lovely church to visit at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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'The fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England' - Elizabeth I The Christian community has worshipped continuously on the site occupied by St Mary Redcliffe Church for well over 800 years. The first church may have built here in Saxon times, when Bristol first became a port – the original quayside was just across the road, below the red sandstone cliff from which this area gets its name, located on what is now Redcliffe Quay. The present church is a treasure of international importance, a Grade I listed building that is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. All the features of St Mary Redcliffe speak clearly of the beauty and the infinite variety in God’s world. The church building is open daily for all to visit, reflect, pray, join in formal worship or simply “be”. Everyone is welcome here. Use this page to find out more about our church and some of the famous people who have contributed to its rich history.
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12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is far more interesting than the cathedral. the architecture is more intricate and the decoration much more uplifting. I particularly liked the way the chancel seemed to glow compared to the nave area. There is also a facinating pendulum in the church for...More

Thank Sally T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tree fest is well worth seeing, so many lovely idea's This is a lovely church to visit at any time Tea / coffee & cake is available or there is a cafe where you can get lunch

Thank valH9251QH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited yesterday. Wonderful architecture, gorgeous stained glass windows all kept immaculately. A treasure of a church.

Thank RUTH033
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is something for everyone. Medieval stained glass, a light interior, the most beautiful ceiling in a church that I have ever seen, inspiring clergy and one of the finest organs in the country. I attended a sung Eucharist with my 18yr old daughter for...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I try never to pass the church but always to go in. And it is such a complete joy. The building almost sings. Never pass it by if you can help

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really beautiful church and so well maintained. Everything gleamed and the ladies on duty were very well informed and friendly. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In need of cleaning externally but well worth a slow walk around to view this coherent Gothic masterpiece. Internally is even better with long views down the church only partially interrupted by the choir screen. However the strong perpendicular elements are spiritually lifting.

Thank Facchino46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is beautiful. Lovely stained glass windows. We visited with my Dad, who lived locally and was a choir boy at this church.

Thank joanne777581
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Beautiful church. There is a lot of interesting information relating to early times and people who were instrumental in Bristol's history contained within this building and wonderful stained glass windows.

Thank TeresaAbroad
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited whilst on a walk and loved the warm greeting and helpful advice we received! A beautiful building with some fascinating features not least the entrance, which apparently has moorish influences. My guess was Indian!

Thank Richard W
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I'm not able to answer your questions, as I don't know the area well enough. I recommend calling St Mary Redcliff, as I'm sure that they will be able to assist you with the info you need. Their tel number is... More
Jennifer E
20 June 2016|
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Response from Thomas A | Reviewed this property |
I think parking would be difficult.