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“Lovely historic old church located in central Hitchin”
Review of St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Hitchin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Parish Church of St Mary's, Hitchin. Church of England, Anglican.
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Lovely old church located in the heart of Hitchin overlooking the river. It has several hundred years of history and was obviously a major part of this old market town. The interior is good rather than amazing, but the church is well maintained and interesting to walk around and learn about it's history. worth a visit if you are in the area.

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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
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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 church are also very beautiful.

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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 day and there were lots of people coming and going, stopping to listen to her and enjoying the music. The church seemed alive and it was warm and welcoming. Some of the highlights to be seen included the 15th century font where the faces on the carvings of the 12 apostles had been mutilated by Puritan soldiers in the English Civil War, the priest's 'squint' above the south door, through which he could keep an eye on the church below, and the 15th century pulpit and Angel Screen. I would certainly recommend a visit and hope to return soon myself, perhaps to attend one of the many regular services.

Thank anthuts
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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.

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