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St Mary's Church

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Excellent visit and cafe

Enjoyed visit to church and the stopped for lunch in the café which was good value for money and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valerie B
Derby, United Kingdom

Very interesting historic church, which is well documented. Notice the tribute to Admiral Benbow... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan R
Yateley, United Kingdom
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“jesse window”(24 reviews)
“stained glass”(41 reviews)
“saxon times”(4 reviews)
The spire of St Mary's is one of the tallest in England and for over 500 years it has dominated the skyline of Shrewsbury's old town. In 1739, showman Robert Cadman attempted to slide from it, head first, using a rope and a grooved breastplate. His...more
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St Mary's Street,, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF, England
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All reviewsjesse windowstained glasssaxon timeswell worth a visithighest spireadmiral benbowbeautiful buildingtown centrelight a candlelocal artcoffee shopsteeped in historywarm welcomegreat cafecakesmarysworship
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed visit to church and the stopped for lunch in the café which was good value for money and excellent food

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting historic church, which is well documented. Notice the tribute to Admiral Benbow. With a small cafe.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are guaranteed a warm welcome at this beautiful church with outstanding stained glass. It is a great venue for the occasional concerts that take place here.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Read reviews of tearoom and had a lovely stroll up butchers row to see this church and have a tea and cake. Lady in tearoom lovely and church felt very relaxed and welcoming. Recommend for a nice cuppa!!

Thank Ali B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

An imposing and impressive building. Set in the middle of towm, theres no excuses for not giving it a visit.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We popped in here to escape the sunshine and were welcomed by a gentleman who gave an excellent history lesson and tour of this historic church. Noting it's origins and the developments of the church over the centuries, not to mention the amazing Jesse window....More

Thank Marty B
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This was a lovely church but it was a little strange to have a bookshop and a cafe in the church. I loved the stained glass and all the information available about the church. Absolutely lovely.

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

I enjoyed my visit to St Mary's church. There are lots of lovely features and there were plenty of photo opportunities. I decided to pop into their cafe for lunch and I wasn't disappointed- the food was delicious and the portion sizes were very genourous....More

Thank Louise2902
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Having visited this historic building twice, once with a guide, and the second time to sing with a choir to raise funds for WaterAid on 30th June, I appreciate the stained glass windows, pillars, and spiritual atmosphere. There's even a small cafe and toilet, not...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This church boasts stunning stained glass windows and also has a delightful cafe located in one corner. Each December Christmas cards are on sale here.

Thank Maria L
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Response from Gerard M | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge but in most churches in u.k. Donations are always welcome. The peace bestowed by visit to this church cannot be priced. Give what you can and if you can't don't worry. Say a prayer and be thankful for... More