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Address: Parish Rooms St. Marys Gate, Wirksworth DE4 4DQ, England
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Christening

Had my granddaughters christening at this beautiful church during Sunday service. The church is spectacular inside and we were made very welcome. The congregation were really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Karon69
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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had my granddaughters christening at this beautiful church during Sunday service. The church is spectacular inside and we were made very welcome. The congregation were really friendly

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a wonderful church!! So much to explore inside! We used the trail guide (adult and child versions) so as not to miss anything. Totally fascinating and well worth a visit to discover hidden treasures from the past!!

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Thank Chris P
Leicester, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The exterior of this church is magnificent, with a tower so strong and erect, and delicate, ornate carvings in the stonework. Sadly, I can't review the interior as it wasn't open.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Whilst this picture is not St Mary's in Wirksworth let me say that the steady Parish Church is possesses outstanding character and heritage. Arguably the oldest site of Christian worship in Derbyshire and possibly further afield than the county . Every year I come to the Wirksworth Festival .In 2016 it starts on the 10th September. and marks the patronal... More 

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We visited Wirksworth on a rainy afternoon and discovered the Church while wandering about. It is a beauty - lots of really surprising and interesting things to see as well as feeling like a very spiritual place. Lovely.

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Thank Liz H
Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Be sure to visit in September when the quaint rite of Clypping is held when all the members of the congregation encircle the church exterior and form an unbroken chain by holding hands.

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Thank JohnVLANGLEY
London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

There are plenty of features to this church which are of interest and anyone in the area should pay it a visit. I knew nothing about it before we entered and I have to say that I was taken aback by several very pleasant surprises so in order to not give any spoilers I'll end my review just like this!

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1 Thank Tony G
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

A church which really surprises you by the sheer size of it inside. There are lots of things of interest and a plan helps you find them. I was especially impressed by the carved stone 7th-century Anglo-Saxon coffin lid - over 1300 years old. But there are also some very elaborate tombs here too.

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Thank Bill D
Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This church has features dating from saxons times. Well worth a look inside for an interesting historical journey. Well worth a walk round this old part of Wirksworth. On the square around the church are also the old alms houses and the old grammar school. Many more historical houses and buildings can be found in the surrounding lanes and alleys.

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Thank Pippabradley
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

The owners of the bed and breakfast we were staying in recommended this and it was a nice place to look around. If you're into history, architecture, or social history it's worth a look. The atmosphere was very peaceful and there were plenty of interesting sights - all explained by notes and explanatory posters as you walk around. We found... More 

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