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St.Chads Church

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Address: St Chad's Terrace, Shrewsbury SY1 1JX, England
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AN UNUSUAL BUILDING

A circular church with some stunning stained glass windows. Don't miss Ebeneezer Scrooge's gravestone in the churchyard!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A circular church with some stunning stained glass windows. Don't miss Ebeneezer Scrooge's gravestone in the churchyard!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the church whilst visiting the brilliant winter festival.circular church with dozens of Christmas trees decorates by local groups and charities.Lovely place for a few minutes quiet.

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unusual circular church, where Charles Darwin was christened, built in the 1790s. Great sweeping staircase to get to the balcony.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Being an Architecture + History + movie lover rather than a church goer, we headed for this church...after 2 months in Europe on holiday we were beginning to get churched out! Was worth the walk (near the beautiful "Quarry" gardens) as the circular architecture is interesting to see. It took quite a while to find Scrooge's headstone - it was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Unlike most churches come cathedrals St. Chads was circular with the congregational seating more in line with a theatre where the altar was at the centre. We went there for a recital and the audience was very close to the musicians. The decor of the church was magnificent

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This church is designed in the round - the pews are circled around a central area. Some excellent stained glass, a rather imposing organ and what looked like a balcony that would have been fascinating (unfortunately closed when we were there) make for an interesting church. It even has its own car park - cheaper to use than the surrounding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We came to see a Clarinet Quartet lead by Hollie Whittes. She was very good indeed. The church itself is interesting beacause it's round with an impressive dome. The acoustics we good because of that. In the church graveyard we found the false grave of Ebenezer Scrooge which had be left there by the filmmakers when they made the George... More 

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Goa, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

When you step inside the doors of the church, the 'coziness' and beauty takes your breath away. The stain glass windows are stunning and the circular design is unique! So glad it is remains so loved and cared for.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I visited this church with friends to listen to the Resurrection Choir of St. Petersburg. The singing, the compere, the people from the church who where so welcoming truly made this an evening to remember for all the right reasons. We shall, God Willing, return. The Church building, inside and out, together with its stunning location are awesome, if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Wow what a piece of architecture. It took one's breath away as one walked into the church. Literally. It is in a fantastic position overlooking the Quarry. The nave is unique. What an inspirational interior layout. We didn't have time to see Ebenezer Scrooge's 'gravestone' from the 1984 film A Christmas Carol. That will be for another visit.

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