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St Mary's Church

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Lovely church

What a lovely old church - so peaceful and great glass windows. Would have loved to be there on a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Shrewsbury highlight

Shrewsbury is a compact town, enclosed in a bend of the river Severn.It is now working to brighten... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gerald B
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The spire of St Mary's is one of the tallest in England and for over 500 years it has dominated the skyline of Shrewsbury's old town. In 1739, showman Robert Cadman attempted to slide from it, head first, using a rope and a grooved breastplate. His...more
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St Mary's Street,, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 January 2014

No longer a working church this impressive building is a must see. It dates back to the Norman conquest and sits over a former Pagan ritual site. It's the church that Darwin attended for school too. I honestly can't say enough about this church. It's...More

3  Thank Devon-Elizabeth S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 October 2016

In John (the Bible) we have the story of Jesus throwing money changers out of the Temple (the church in His earthly lifetime). Coffee-quite expensive here, also on our visit many charities selling Christmas gifts (cards/calendars etc) at quite a bit above normal prices! There...More

3  Thank david221b
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a lovely old church - so peaceful and great glass windows. Would have loved to be there on a Sunday for a service.

Thank Flyer61158271037
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shrewsbury is a compact town, enclosed in a bend of the river Severn.It is now working to brighten itself after the harm wrought by developers in the 60's, when for example medieval Frankwell was cleared to make room for a huge roundabout. However it has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is very special with lots of history.I loved the story of the man who died "flying" from the church steeple.The stained glass is exceptional.

Thank glyn l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-see in Shrewsbury for its huge collection of stained glass windows and lovely friendly wardens.

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church dates back to Saxon times, and has many ornate stained glass windows. The 15th century carved oak ceiling is beautiful. They are a the moment opening a visitors shop (we were a day too early) and there is also a café within the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely welcoming church with a really pleasant café situated towards the back of the building. Lovely coffee and cake, well worth a visit.

Thank nicolelindsell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St Mary’s is a church worth visiting, it’s beautiful coloured windows, read it’s history. Staff very helpful and informative.

Thank brianmalpas
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Stunning architecture ...the ceiling above the High Alter is awe inspiring. Helpful staff. Lots of information available

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Was recommended to visit this Church by the warden at St. Chads and was well worth the visit. The stained glass was very impressive and the history of how they arrived in St Marys fascinating. The resident guide was well informed.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Enjoyed visit to church and the stopped for lunch in the café which was good value for money and excellent food

Thank Valerie B
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Anita D
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Response from Gerard M | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge but in most churches in u.k. Donations are always welcome. The peace bestowed by visit to this church cannot be priced. Give what you can and if you can't don't worry. Say a prayer and be thankful for... More
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