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Lovely, cool church

Lovely Church that was surprisingly cool to walk in. I think it was the thick, stone walls that... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Richmond, Virginia
A beautiful church and famous film location

St James's Church in Shere is one of the main places to visit in Shere. It played a cameo role in a... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
Jayne C
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1 Sep 2018
“Lovely, cool church”
3 Aug 2018
“A beautiful church and famous film location”
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Church Lane | The Square, Shere, Guildford GU5 9HG, England
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Lovely Church that was surprisingly cool to walk in. I think it was the thick, stone walls that kept the church so cool. Lovely stained glass windows too.

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

St James's Church in Shere is one of the main places to visit in Shere. It played a cameo role in a few Hollywood films including Bridget Jones, the Edge of Reason. It is also where the Anchoress of Shere was incarcerated. A fascinating historial...More

Thank Jayne C
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This is a church right next our workplace. Fantastic Stained glass work here. Very serene with the greenery, cemetery, and the ding dong bells.

Thank VishalDas
Reviewed July 18, 2018

This is a church that encapsulates the history and character of Shere and continues to play an active role in village life.

Thank pjmann22
Reviewed July 14, 2018

The church was beautiful with lots of history. The information available from the current congregation was very interesting and it was refreshing to see that the church is currently an active place for worship and fellowship.

Thank terrymb3
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Really good church to go and visit, located in shere in Guildford area. Dates back to the 13th century and is nice and clean inside. There is a free car park a short distance away. Well worth stopping by if in the area.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

St James’s Church ticks most boxes for your quintessential English church and seem to recall it dates back to circa 1290! Shere itself of course is lovely in its own right and the church compliments that and visa versa, hardly surprising that the film makers...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Spur of the moment visit to Shere as I live close by. The parking is excellent as there are blue parking signs all the way in from the main road and the car park is huge plus it is free, which is rare around here....More

1  Thank Catherine_London
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

A really stunning church used in the last scene of The Holiday and Bridget Jones' Diary. A stunning village but absolutely full of cars despite a free car park a very short distance away (which you can see the church from).

1  Thank tentgirl
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Well worth stepping inside - beautifully kept with lovely flower arrangements everywhere.The churchyard is worth taking a walk through and its amazing how many old gravestones you will find. Well kept and in keeping with a lovely village.

1  Thank sharjahsuzy
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