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Victorian Gem

When John Betjeman says this is the most complete Victorian church in England it is difficult to... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
936ajb
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A Gem of a Church

Wonderful decoration of every surface of the church interior. There are points of interest at every... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
John M
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Bretforton, United Kingdom
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Highnam Ct | The Old School, Highnam, Gloucester GL2 8DP, England
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

When John Betjeman says this is the most complete Victorian church in England it is difficult to argue. Wonderful decoration & windows. Well presented history (books available), and peaceful atmosphere. If Jerusalem had been playing on the organ it would have been perfect. The Parry’s...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Wonderful decoration of every surface of the church interior. There are points of interest at every turn and attention to detail. Seek out the gravestone of the last Parry in the churchyard.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed December 1, 2017

This is a famously unique church built by nearby landowner Thomas Gambier Parry in the 1850s. It ais a remarkable buidling both in and out, with the frescoes on the walls and ceiling, painted by Parry himself, well restored and preserved. An added connection is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

From the outside this looks unremarkable, until you enter! When your eyes get used to the dim lighting as realise what's on the north wall. A mural of Christmas as he enters Jerusalem followed be a train of saints. Beautifully painted by a local philanthrapist...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank raymond d
Reviewed October 26, 2016

If you are in the area it is Very well worth a visit to view the fantastic "Parry Murals" decorating the walls.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I live in the area and love the Charm and beauty of this church. It is stunning. The grounds are beautiful and I know they have started to open the church up. So if you are passing through, pop in!

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Go inside and you will be rewarded by the richly decorated interior. Wall and ceiling paintings are stunning and the light filters through the glorious stained glass windows

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Visited while at Highnam Court Gardens, it is famous for its frescoes on the walls it it trying to raise money for amenities such as kitchen and toilets.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank roscwmbran
Reviewed June 14, 2016

This beautiful church was such a pleasure to visit. The painted wall are incredible I am sure it would takes years to see everything contained in them. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Annieknig
Reviewed April 16, 2016

We were so privileged to be able to view this lovely church on our own, after contacting the verger for access. It is rare to find a building that was designed as a whole and has been left without further additions or embellishments. Both the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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