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St Mary's Church

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Now a preserved Church building

No longer used as a worship centre and that is obvious. The Jesse window and other stain glass is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Lovely church

What a lovely old church - so peaceful and great glass windows. Would have loved to be there on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“saxon times”(5 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

No longer used as a worship centre and that is obvious. The Jesse window and other stain glass is interesting. The Preservation trust are doing a good job. Worth a visit

Thank johnahall
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely old church - so peaceful and great glass windows. Would have loved to be there on a Sunday for a service.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shrewsbury is a compact town, enclosed in a bend of the river Severn.It is now working to brighten itself after the harm wrought by developers in the 60's, when for example medieval Frankwell was cleared to make room for a huge roundabout. However it has...More

Thank Gerald B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is very special with lots of history.I loved the story of the man who died "flying" from the church steeple.The stained glass is exceptional.

Thank glyn l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-see in Shrewsbury for its huge collection of stained glass windows and lovely friendly wardens.

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church dates back to Saxon times, and has many ornate stained glass windows. The 15th century carved oak ceiling is beautiful. They are a the moment opening a visitors shop (we were a day too early) and there is also a café within the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is a lovely welcoming church with a really pleasant café situated towards the back of the building. Lovely coffee and cake, well worth a visit.

Thank nicolelindsell
Reviewed October 13, 2018

St Mary’s is a church worth visiting, it’s beautiful coloured windows, read it’s history. Staff very helpful and informative.

Thank brianmalpas
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Stunning architecture ...the ceiling above the High Alter is awe inspiring. Helpful staff. Lots of information available

Thank Heather H
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Was recommended to visit this Church by the warden at St. Chads and was well worth the visit. The stained glass was very impressive and the history of how they arrived in St Marys fascinating. The resident guide was well informed.

Thank Jon S
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Anita D
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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