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St Mary Redcliffe Church

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Even my teenage daughter enjoyed the service

There is something for everyone. Medieval stained glass, a light interior, the most beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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A welcoming place

Gothic architecture, beautiful stained glass windows, a sense of being used, this place has got it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John C
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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...more
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Parish Office 12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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Reviewed 5 days 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 19yr old daughter for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gothic architecture, beautiful stained glass windows, a sense of being used, this place has got it all. It's heated so good to visit even on a cold day. Plenty to see, or just stop and reflect on life. Website tells a lot about the place...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to be religious to appreciate the church. Beautiful architecture an the stained glass windows are stunning( try to go on a sunny day) . Its slightly out of the centre, about a 15 minute walk, but plenty of places to stop for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We caught a bus from the centre of the city to see the church, It is a fine architectural example, with a an interesting layout funded in part by the slave trade. The stained glass is very impressive

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we entered the church the organist was playing a selection of delightful music. What a treat it was to sit down and listen .

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So the girlfriend was up from Swansea. She’d never been here before so I thought I’d show her the godliest church in all the land according to Queen Elizabeth Ist. As Swansea was the first place in the world to ever ha e trams, she...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jimmyr2183
Rhys W, Project Officer at St Mary Redcliffe Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Jimmy. Really please you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 26 January 2019

Really beautiful architecture on the outside, with the inside also very impressive. (You can go inside without being involved in worship). Worth visiting if in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Well worth a visit to this church. There are some fabulous bits of architecture and history inside. We were handed a laminated A4 sheet of information which was great at pointing out the best bits

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

Worth doing a visit if close but no need to go there just for this church. It is well preserved and is typical of the english churches of that era.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EM_nosotros
Reviewed 15 January 2019

As always the church provided a wonderful atmosphere lending itself perfectly for a period of quiet contemplation amongst glorious architecture.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Malcolm-Thomas
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Response from 462ChrisM | 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
20 June 2016|
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
We used the jump on jump off Bristol tour bus that we caught at Temple Meads station so parking wasn't a requirement.