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St Mary Redcliffe Church

12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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Bristol's better cathedral

Definitely more impressive than Bristol Cathedral! A fascinating church with a quiet churchyard at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Lovely visit

A beautiful, iconic church and lovely people looking after it that can tell a few interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 6 days ago

Definitely more impressive than Bristol Cathedral! A fascinating church with a quiet churchyard at the back, away from the busy road - where it is well worth looking for the tram rail embedded in the ground and its explanatory plaque. Interesting to read the eulogies...More

Thank cltc43
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful, iconic church and lovely people looking after it that can tell a few interesting stories about the church itself and its churchyard (i.e. about the "flying tram tracks"). Recommended to visit!

Thank Swintooh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great church, with some fantastic architecture. Very relaxed atmosphere with very friendly staff inside. Highly recommended

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredibly beautiful church with a fantastic organist. Family friendly and with a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Sarah12223
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been passed this church on several occasions and think that it is one of the most spectacular church buildings in Bristol - I have spent too many occasions going passed it so did decide to call in and it is worth visit It...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent nearly an hour in and around the church, it is very impressive and in my opinion trumps the nearby Bristol Cathedral. Very friendly staff inside to help with any questions and they offer a tour as well.

Thank Bob13158
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a bit of time to explore this church and certainly seek out the features on the brochure. Reading the floor plaques is one of my favourite things to do. This church has one to three virgin sisters. Real people lived and worshipped here and...More

Thank sherbert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Mary Redcliffe is a magnificent parish church. This was my first visit for some years, The interior is simply breathtaking with its highly decorated vaulted ceiling. It's only a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads Station or Narrow Quay. It is well worth a...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a really nice church with great staff who's willing to help you and tell you a lot about the building and its history.

Thank GlobetA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A return to a beautiful church where as a child treble in the school choir 65 years ago,we sang major religious works attracting large audiences. It is more impressive as an adult.

Thank Reesjohn
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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.