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St Mary Redcliffe Church

Parish Office 12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
+44 117 231 0060
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Popped in to light a candle!

What a truly beautiful church! Such an interesting church with the ability to walk around and read... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Susan7757
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Bury, United Kingdom
Not Bristol’s Other Cathedral!

Many visitors think that the St Mary Redcliffe Church is Bristol Cathedral or a second Cathedral... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nick and Angel S
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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'The fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England' - Elizabeth I The Christian community has worshipped continuously on the site occupied by St Mary Redcliffe Church for well over 800 years. The first church may have built here in Saxon times, when Bristol first became a port – the original quayside was just across the road, below the red sandstone cliff from which this area gets its name, located on what is now Redcliffe Quay. The present church is a treasure of international importance, a Grade I listed building that is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. All the features of St Mary Redcliffe speak clearly of the beauty and the infinite variety in God’s world. The church building is open daily for all to visit, reflect, pray, join in formal worship or simply “be”. Everyone is welcome here. Use this page to find out more about our church and some of the famous people who have contributed to its rich history.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Parish Office 12 Colston Parade | Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, England
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+44 117 231 0060
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a truly beautiful church! Such an interesting church with the ability to walk around and read the history of Redcliffe. Stunning stained glass windows. Well worth a visit.

Thank Susan7757
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many visitors think that the St Mary Redcliffe Church is Bristol Cathedral or a second Cathedral. It’s not, but don’t let this fact stop you visiting this interesting and beautiful church! Many locals think this masterpiece of gothic architecture is more impressive that the actual...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a stroll on foot and you will encounter many old churches, among this St Mary Redcliff. Really worth a visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a straight show of this church from my hotel room so this was my first taste of being in Europe. What better than to wake up every morning to this beautiful Gothic looking building. Church has a great history, having survived the bombings. I...More

1  Thank Nick M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunningly beautiful gothic church. A very imposing building with some stunning architecture, huge steeple and beautiful stained glass windows.

1  Thank Rhisga5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church has been one of the most famous and imposing landmarks of Bristol for 7 centuries. It was built, extended and decorated over a period of time when Bristol had many rich merchants, and is deeply connected with their maritime exploits. It must be...More

1  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The centre of Bristol is always busy and noisy but as you enter you feel it stay behind and you enter a magnificent church. There are a number of 17th century burial stones so I guess that’s from when it dates. The stained glass windows...More

1  Thank Ken R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited Bristol a few times have never been inside until now, WOW it is beautiful inside, Windows, organised, furniture & amazin historic stones

1  Thank Tina W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit - we ended up spending over an hour here. It was very beautiful and very peaceful. The stained glass windows are exceptional.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this church on our way back to the train station and entered to visit and take a little time out of the cold. The place was very beautiful and quiet and we finally stayed for quite a while.

1  Thank Eva_Bravo
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ppippit
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I'm not able to answer your questions, as I don't know the area well enough. I recommend calling St Mary Redcliff, as I'm sure that they will be able to assist you with the info you need. Their tel number is... More
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Jennifer E
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Response from Thomas A | Reviewed this property |
I think parking would be difficult.
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