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Melbourne Parish Church: St Michael with St Mary

Church Square, Melbourne DE73 8JH, England
+44 1332 862153
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A solid old church in the heart of this smart small town

This sold dark-stoned old church is accessed by either of two large arched doorways and via large... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Historic church

A beautiful old church with all the history of a thousand years there to absorb. This is a perfect... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Sandra H
Nottingham, 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 9am to 5pm every day and there are three services each Sunday and some mid-week services (please check the website for details). There is a fine ring of 12 bells, so do listen on a Sunday or Tuesday evening, or feel free to pop in and watch us ring. In the summer months (Easter to mid-September) there is tea and cake available on a Sunday afternoon in Church House, which is next to the church. There is no charge for anyone visiting the church, but there is a donations box if you wish to help support the maintance of this fine building.
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Church Square, Melbourne DE73 8JH, England
+44 1332 862153
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Reviewed 24 October 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

Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed 18 August 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.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 24 July 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

Thank Clare A
Reviewed 25 June 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

Thank LichTraveller
Reviewed 27 May 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.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 2 April 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.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 26 March 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.

Thank Lizzie M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

One of the finest examples of Norman architecture that you will find anywhere. Very easy to get to in the attractive village of Melbourne, also the nearby Hall is a good place to visit, beside the lovely Melbourne poll. This is a good place for...More

Thank Janice R
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The church is large and interestingly has the ropes for the bell ringing inside the church building. There are information plaques around the church to tell visitors more about each important object and area. The stained glass windows were lovely and bright. The stonework was...More

Thank big-blue-eyes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This well preserved church with its interesting architectural detail inside and out was really a great little find. The church is nestled in a quiet area surrounded by a large pond full of ducks and swans and a cute coffee/tea shop across the way. We...More

Thank avidtraveller027
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