Saint Nicholas Church

Saint Nicholas Church, Moreton: Hours, Address, Saint Nicholas Church Reviews: 4.5/5

Saint Nicholas Church
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Unique church featuring the world largest collection of Sir Laurence Whistler's engraved glass windows. A must see for all art lovers. The first church was built in 1190 and rebuilt in 1410 and 1776. A war time bombing on 8 October 1940 extensively damaged the church and the refurbishment resulted in the 13 uniquely artistic engraved glass windows by Sir Laurence Whistler that we have today. Sir Laurence Whistler is general regarded as the man who revived glass engraving in the 20th century and he spent nearly 40 years of his life working on the church. The first windows being installed in 1955 and the last window, which was engraved in 1993, and only installed in 2013. (Note: The 13th window can only be seen from outside the church. Follow the gravel path. Lawrence of Arabia (T E Lawrence) is also buried in the New Cemetery across the road. You can also explore the village of Moreton with a free entry walled garden, two tearooms, the River Frome and plenty of countryside walks.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Richard J
London, UK1,301 contributions
A Pleasant Surprise
Oct. 2020
Came in search of Lawrence of Arabia's grave and came across the nearby church where his funeral service took place. We knew nothing about it's history and were struck by it's light airy interior lit by clear windows covered in delicate engravings instead of the expected stained glass. We then discovered it had been badly damaged by a bomb during the war, as the guide delicately puts it ' presumably ' German. It's a lovely church with a quiet peaceful ambiance. Well worth seeking out. Tastefully and boldly restored , matching the old and new.
Written November 15, 2020
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James D
52 contributions
Do not miss this unique church
Sep. 2019
A wonderful building with the most beautiful windows, engraved by Sir Laurence Whistler. You could spend a long time here, whether it is taking in the technical craftsmanship and admiring every little detail of each window, or taking in the stories behind each window. It is well worth getting the guide to the windows because they are so much more than just stunning pictures. My favourite is probably the memorial to the airman shot down in WWII, but there is so much in all of them. We live nearby and always take our visitors to admire it all - we love going back again and again. Do not miss this if you ever get the opportunity to visit.
Written March 31, 2020
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You must have been luck and visited before the lockdown. As per HMG instructions the church is closed during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Written April 1, 2020
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Mrs Bear
Poole, UK1,385 contributions
Inspiring
Mar. 2020
During a visit to Moreton we walked to the church which is signposted.

There is a gate with steps to the church and there is a ramp which was handy for disabled visitors using mobility aids.

The church is beautiful and has been restored following serious damage in World War 2.

This is the only church I have ever come across with etched windows as opposed to stain glass windows.

Very interesting and inspiring place to visit with the grave of T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in the graveyard.

Really enjoyed our visit and would return in a heartbeat.
Written March 14, 2020
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Diddy H
Widnes, UK222 contributions
short stop
Jan. 2020
we stopped here as part of our coach tour to see the grave of Lawrence of Arabia (T E Lawrence ) also a little further up the road was a church called St Nicholas which has etched windows our coach driver told us he wanted us to find the 1 window which could only be seen from out side we did not find it we visited the church which is only small but worth a look around it
the window we did not find was called the forgiveness window featuring Judas is was the 13th window made by Sir Laurence Whistler which he donated to the church who only installed it in 2014 because they congregation did not like it there is also tea rooms when we visited only 1 was open which was the Morton tea rooms
would recommend a visit to the church and the grave yard where also Sir Laurence Whistler is also buried
Written January 11, 2020
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Sallyanne K
Watford, UK156 contributions
St Nicholas church
Dec. 2019
This church is amazing the engraved windows are really lovely, but the whole church is so pretty.
An interesting font.
A short walk to the cemetery & Lawrence of Arabia’s grave.
Well worth a visit.
Written December 31, 2019
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PTC Photography
Warsash, UK126 contributions
Beautiful Building
Sep. 2019 • Family
This was my second visit to this church, the first being as a child over forty years ago. It was not as an act of worship but I wanted my daughter to see the beautiful etched windows.

The original windows were blown out during the 2nd World War but were replaced with plain glass beautifully etched, it really is a must see if visiting the area.

The other highlight of our visit was to see the grave of T.E.Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Written November 29, 2019
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thomas w
Sturminster Newton, UK87 contributions
Beautiful old church with its well kept engraved glass windows .
Oct. 2019
This church is worth a visit , if you like old interesting churches . The well known
T.E . Lawrence grave is across the road . A place to spend time in the presence
of God peacefully . Really a charming little church which should be viewed more often .
Written November 22, 2019
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The D
146 contributions
Beautiful
Oct. 2019
A beautiful church, bright and welcoming with the most stunning
engraved windows etched by Whistler.....well worth a visit.
Written October 7, 2019
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MIKE F
Crawley, UK242 contributions
History for Two !!
Sep. 2019
Read about the church while staying in a local Pub ! Was told by one of the staff how to find it, it is a lovely little church with great history, well worth a visit . The church is really interesting when inside, as the windows were etched by Sir Laurence Whistler . When the light shines through the windows the whole church lights up !! It changes as the sun moves around. Look outside for the "Judas" window...The church is also famous for the funeral and final resting place of Lawrence of Arabia, you will find his grave down the road in the small cemetry.
Written September 27, 2019
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Steve C
Cleckheaton, UK104 contributions
Amazing windows
Sep. 2019
Worth the trip just to see the amazing etched glass windows. The graveyard is small and i'm sure people visit to see T.E.Lawrence's grave, but its not in the churchyard.
Written September 27, 2019
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