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St Mary's Church

Churchyard | Hitchin, Hitchin SG5 1HP, England
+44 1462 452758
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Very interesting church

Visited the church recently and found it very interesting indeed. Much of the building was added at... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Ironbridge, United Kingdom
via mobile

St Mary's is the Parish church, I am a frequent visitor. It is extremely beautiful building... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Dorrel H
via mobile
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Parish Church of St Mary's, Hitchin. Church of England, Anglican.
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Churchyard | Hitchin, Hitchin SG5 1HP, England
+44 1462 452758
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the church recently and found it very interesting indeed. Much of the building was added at later dates and there was plenty of amusing things for children to find. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

St Mary's is the Parish church, I am a frequent visitor. It is extremely beautiful building together with excellent surroundings. I attend various functions there and sometimes just pop inside for quiet reflection. It is a must for anyone visiting Hitchin.

Thank Dorrel H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is one of the largest parish churches in Hertfordshire, built over many centuries, some parts dating back to the 12th century. It is also still a thriving parish church. It is definitely worth having a look inside, and the graveyard and grounds around the...More

Thank Nobletim
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Hitchin today for the first time ever and was very impressed by the town, and especially by the historical St Mary's Church. Spent about 30 minutes looking around and taking pictures. A pianist was practicing for a concert to be held later in the...More

Thank anthuts
annesA9489BL, Churchwarden at St Mary's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your review, its lovely that you enjoyed your visit to St Mary's. There is seldom a dull moment here as you have seen, do please come again soon and you are very welcome to attend our services.

Reviewed 23 June 2017

In the centre of town next to the market in its own pleasant grounds almost rural, like a country church yard. Inside is light and surprisingly airy with a wealth of memorial plaques,on the walls, including one commemorating the funeral of Sir Henry Wood of...More

Thank eonaLondon
annesA9489BL, Manager at St Mary's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Many thanks for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Centrepiece of the town! A great piece of history with much architecture dating back to 14th and 15th centuries. Way back it was once a monastic site under King Offa and a later church was once destroyed in an earthquake. Lovely to look around and...More

Thank ManInBlack64
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Really enjoyed looking around St.Mary's church. An impressive building in the middle of the older part of Hitchin.

Thank SGMJBirch
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Sitting alongside the River Hiz right in the centre of the attractive market town of Hitchin, there have been churches on this site for well over a thousand years. The majority of the current building was erected in the 15th century and is a beautiful...More

Thank Nidgehammer
annesA9489BL, Public Relations Manager at St Mary's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

We are glad you enjoy visiting St Mary's and its surroundings. It is open most days except Wednesdays for roughly office hours. Please check our website or Facebook pages for details and events. There are mid-week services also. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 1 March 2017

St Mary's is the Parish Church of Hitchin and the largest Parish Church in Hertfordshire. I have lived in the area for nearly 15 years but this was my first visit. A friend once told me that we so often ignore what's under our noses...More

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The church stands proud at the centre of Hitchin Town Centre. within its walls are numerous stained glass windows all telling various biblical stories. In the side chapel along the alter stand you will find the work of the Mouseman, Robert Thompson. Will you also...More

1  Thank alison28262
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