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St Mary Redcliffe Church

12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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More of a cathedral then a church

This is more of a cathedral then a church stunning piece of architecture loved it and must visit on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martino B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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The finest parich church in all England

If Good Queen Bess really said this she was spot on. Fabulous history; Cabot, Chatterton... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 via mobile

This is more of a cathedral then a church stunning piece of architecture loved it and must visit on the outskirts of town

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If Good Queen Bess really said this she was spot on. Fabulous history; Cabot, Chatterton, Penn,Canynge and the much loved Olympic Gold medallist Canon Sidney Swann who saved the church from incendary bombs during the Bristol Blitz. Look at the ceiling and the stained glass....More

Thank PGNM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice visit to this well preserved church. A nice quite refuge from the busy city outside. Well worth a visit.

Thank eurotravelcoach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is gothic architecture at its grandest. The church is imposing and worth seeing on a visit to Bristol.

Thank JMB50
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Very definitely worth a look inside if you are passing. This huge church could easily be mistaken for a cathedral. Inside it is surprisingly peaceful and the lay-out means a beautiful chapel reserved for private prayer can be found at the far end, furthest away...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This church holds so much history! The staff is friendly and helpful, and encourage tours throughout the week. The detailed architecture is magnificent, and the story of Bristol's involvement in the slave trade is an interesting, unexpected feature displayed in the corridors of the cathedral....More

1  Thank kronmoore
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Did not have a lot of time to look around , however I was impressed by the architecture, well worth the visit. The Christmas tree display ( festival) was interesting

Thank Glynis T
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have been in this church many times as I used to live in the the area. It is a very beautiful church,an amazing place to get married in. The midnight mass at Christmas is very moving and enjoyable

Thank lindabO7088BS
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Fantastic medieval perpendicular Church Many original and early English features remain if you look for them. Some very strange Victorian additions especially around the West Door which leads to an early English porch The "guide" is sparse and lacks detail Well worth a visit

Thank David C
Reviewed 8 December 2017

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
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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
20 June 2016|
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Response from Thomas A | Reviewed this property |
I think parking would be difficult.