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St Mary's Church

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English Country Church - Lovely Gardens

Almost forgot all about this place. Imposing church and well maintained but the thing I remember... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Terence K
Bristol, United Kingdom

A beautiful well maintained church with a peaceful atmosphere. I have visited here many times and I... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
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Abbey Street, Cerne Abbas DT2 7JQ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost forgot all about this place. Imposing church and well maintained but the thing I remember most is the lovely garden. Full of very colourful flowers and very peaceful. Worth a visit and take a relaxing seat for a while.

Thank Terence K
Reviewed May 1, 2018

The church is open for visitors most of the day, entering from the side door. Few decorations as with protestant churches, but still one Maria statue behind the pulpit. The line of very old timber houses outside opposite the tower are most interesting.

Thank huys25
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful well maintained church with a peaceful atmosphere. I have visited here many times and I love it!!

1  Thank Cattito
Reviewed September 12, 2017

Visit the Abbots Tearoom and the Church is a stones throw away and only a couple of hundred yards from the old Abbey. Parking was easy and there are three good looking pubs there but a couple of the pubs do not seem to open...More

Thank BaldEagleDude
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Far off the main roads this church is interesting and worth a visit together with the abbey and take the time to see the cemetery.

Thank Wolfgang B
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

A delightful little church with loads of history. Worth the trip. Only likely destination if also visiting Minterne Gardens/House.More

Thank Jonathan E
Jane S, Vicar's spouse at St Mary's Church, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Minterne Church is also worth a visit even though it's tiny. It has some interesting tombs due to its proximity to the big house. And it contains the oldest known tombs of the Churchill family. Even now the Digbys and Churchills are closeknit. The sister...More

Reviewed April 10, 2017

For a small community of worshippers in this Cerne Valley, their church testifies to years of building inspections and extensive expenditure and justifies its beauty of design and facilities the church provides to its congregation. Luckily it was not destroyed like its neighbouring Abbey after...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Serene 17th century church in a delightful village. Charming architecture lovingly cared for by the village.

Thank Celia O
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Cerne is as quaint as one could wish and St Mary's fits in perfectly. The congregation is warm and welcoming and the church is bright and airy with lots of clear glass to let the Dorset sunshine stream in. There are the remains of mediaeval...More

1  Thank Barry M
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Built in 4 stages this is a light airy church with some interesting inscriptions on the pillars. Definitely worth a visit

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