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St Mary Redcliffe Church

12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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An 'aspiring' building

It is one of the great churches in Bristol, both externally and internally. Well worth seeing and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

this really is the fairest of them all. You can do a litttle tour, and there is a couple of little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 yesterday

It is one of the great churches in Bristol, both externally and internally. Well worth seeing and it is open most of the time

Thank global-traveller48
Reviewed 2 days ago

this really is the fairest of them all. You can do a litttle tour, and there is a couple of little tours for kids, pick up the Cat or Mouse tours pamphlets for just £1, and they are fun and interesting for adults as well.

Thank SCL87
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like visiting churches this is a treat. A large and very high Victorian church in excellent condition. Don't miss the beautiful boat-shaped altar in the rear chapel. Services have excellent music.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am non-religious and yet was moved by the tranquility and beauty of this building. Not really for children, you have to want to visit fine buildings to appreciate what is being offered. Elizabeth I said that it was, ' the finest parish church in...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing church is one of the landmarks for which Bristol is famous. It is a very large and ornate building, which incredibly was constructed as a parish church. There is a great deal of stained glass, including a number of very interesting modern windows....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this wonderful church and were bowled over by the welcome and expertise of the lay volunteers. A " must visit"

Thank barry P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This church is lovely. It has exotic carvings on the outside of the church. It has exquisite stained glass throughout. The gothic ceilings are unlike anything I have seen in Europe. The "lattice patterns" on the ceilings are not only arranged in interesting geometric shapes,...More

Thank MandMIdaho
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Visited briefly on a whistle stop tour of Bristol last weekend. Read reviews on TripAdvisor of the lovely stained glass windows. They are everywhere. A sight to behold. Well worth a visit. Stayed about half an hour all in all.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

St Mary Redcliffe is a highly recommended historical site in Bristol, with is Gothic historic architecture built in the 14th century, it is a very loved place its easy to tell by how gorgeously preserved it is - the church is the burial place of...More

1  Thank Jblack87
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A very friendly welcome. Beautiful inside. Amazing that its just a 'parish' church! You can catch a bus up to Clifton to see the suspension bridge just outside across college green.

Thank Emma R
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I hope to get to the organ recital on thursday by car from Stoke-on-Trent. May I park at the church for this? Also where is the nearest free overnight parking?
14 September 2016|
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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
is there parking available? Thanks
20 June 2016|
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Response from Thomas A | Reviewed this property |
I think parking would be difficult.