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Exquisite

We were able to attend a wedding here and I was so impressed with all the details. Beautiful alter... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
kpocampo
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An absolute must on any visit

If you stop to see anything in Stanford’s campus, the Memorial Church is it. It is not only... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Mark H
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

While the interior space is a lovely surprise for the eyes, don’t miss an opportunity to hear voices or an organ play in this acoustically elevated venue. Christmas Eve mass is one annual event that takes advantage of the voices of all in attendance, but...More

1  Thank leslieness
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

The architecture definitely looked magnificent from the outside; we would have loved to see the inside; but for reasons not known to us the church itself was closed when we visited a Saturday in December.

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We were able to attend a wedding here and I was so impressed with all the details. Beautiful alter with a dome of wood and lots of stained glass windows. Very intricate details inside. Wish I had more time to walk around.

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

If you stop to see anything in Stanford’s campus, the Memorial Church is it. It is not only breathtaking, it is a Holy place that is the center of life at Stanford.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

While the interior space is a lovely surprise for the eyes, don’t miss an opportunity to hear voices or an organ play in this acoustically elevated venue. Christmas Eve mass is one annual event that takes advantage of the voices of all in attendance, but...More

1  Thank leslieness
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is such a Holy and sacred place. I always feel God's arms around me there. It so beautiful and invitng. I should go there more often when I'm in the area.

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

The Stanford Memorial Church is a beautiful place on the campus. The murals are inspiring to look at and can keep you looking around for quite awhile. The scale and portion of the church are awesome.

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Breathtakingly beautiful. Take a moment to enjoy the majestic architecture. Free sit for a while a meditate.

Thank Chioma F
Reviewed June 19, 2018

The church is beautiful, and I think the organs are a highlight. One is a reproduction of one saved during the Reformation.

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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

There are a few things to see in the university as a visitor, but this is the best of the lot. It offers the best things you see in churches: beautiful architecture and silence. The windows are quite colourful and truly spectacular.

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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Lovely church built with sandstone. Inside their are many lovely stain glass windows. Outside the tiles are lovely with words like charity, hope , faith etc in nice design. Rodin statue near by. Wonderful

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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Saw this as part of the campus tour. Beautiful stained glass windows and mosaic work on the walls. We went in very briefly for a glance as part of the walking tour.

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