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Melbourne Parish Church: St Michael with St Mary

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A welcoming place to take communion

Yes, this is a stunning, historic church. It is also a working church serving its community, and I... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Amazing Norman cathedral/church set in interesting historic village

This church is not that easy to park at because of its central hemmed in location.... but there are... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Melbourne Parish Church is located next to Melbourne Hall and dates back to the 12th Century, being reputedly built by the Bishop of Carlisle. It is a place of peace and tranquility with many interesting architectural features. The church is open...more
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Church Square, Melbourne DE73 8JH, England
+44 1332 862153
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Yes, this is a stunning, historic church. It is also a working church serving its community, and I found huge comfort and welcome there when I visited for Thursday morning communion.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

This church is not that easy to park at because of its central hemmed in location.... but there are so many other interesting historic buildings of similar interest that parking slightly afar is rewarded with views of them too. We parked the large motorhome at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Take a walk around and look inside the church and be at peace with the world. I would have liked to have seen the Bell ropes being used but perhaps next time. The garden at the rear of the church was also open but I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

This sold dark-stoned old church is accessed by either of two large arched doorways and via large solid wood doors. It does have a slight musky smell to it though! Inside there are five large arches either side of the aisle supported on huge circular...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

A beautiful old church with all the history of a thousand years there to absorb. This is a perfect add on if you are visiting Melbourne Hall as it's just across the square.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sandra H
Reviewed July 24, 2017

This is a beautiful Norman Church. From the outside it is not that impressive, having being Gilbert Scotted and then some of his additions removed. It also does not have a traditional graveyard and is mostly rather hemmed in by buildings. However, the West doorway...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Clare A
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Spent half an hour inside the church. We were particularly interested in the location of the bell ringing ropes - in between the pews and the altar. Could not find any information as to why they are in that position - albeit because of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

A very quiet church in a popular busy area. I liked the stone carvings inside but I was particularly drawn to the feature of the bell ringing. It would be good to return one day and see the bells in use.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Melbourne parish church is a fine example of Norman architecture in a quaint little village in Derbyshire. The church has information boards dotted around the site pointing out important areas and objects.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Michael H
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Definitely worth a visit. Beautiful example of English Heritage at it's best. There has been some restoration which has exposed the original Medieval art work and was incredibly peaceful and calming inside.

Date of experience: March 2017
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