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St. Mary's Church (Sompting Parish Church)

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Address: Church Lane, Sompting BN15 0AZ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1903 234511
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My singing debut...

I sang there aged 4. My 'Silent Night' was exquisite, I can assure you. Admittedly I've put this review off somewhat - but if you DO choose to visit in 1971, you'll be charmed...

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I sang there aged 4. My 'Silent Night' was exquisite, I can assure you. Admittedly I've put this review off somewhat - but if you DO choose to visit in 1971, you'll be charmed...

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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Well sign posted, car park just below the church, lots of seats to take in the view, both of the church and surrounding countryside. For once I agreed with Simon Jenkins assessment from his "1000 Best Churches" the Saxon tower is magnificent, worth the detour just to see this. The interior is clean, fresh but almost devoid of antiquity. It... More 

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Thank Sue P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

There was an exhibition of local arts and crafts which were so sympathetically arranged around the church

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Thank Newbs2012
Como, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

There's a really good information sheet that tells you just enough to make a half-hour visit to this beautiful old church fascinating and enjoyable. We had no idea that this church is so old, but it dates from the 14th century. The stained glass windows in the apse are exceptional.

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NEWPORT, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

this little gem is worth a viewing, a unique triple roof structure belies the modest approach from the rather steep hill and graveyard. Worth 15min inside, and also nice vista when the church is behind you.

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Thank MikeWNewport_Uk
Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a beautiful tiny church-completely unadorned but very beautiful It is very peaceful and if you wished to pray you could do so without distraction. The Rhenish Helm spire is fantastic.

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Thank Girlbabar
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Beautiful church with interesting figure tombs, and a statue dating from the English Civil War. Good views from churchyard and "the Prospect" nearbye too.

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Thank Hilary G
Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Norman or Saxon and very pretty...even better examples at Coombes and Botolfs on way to Steyning from Lancing College

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Excellent audio visual aids. Very peaceful. Magnificent stained glass some of which was 1470. Most unusual family tombs inside the church and lovely chancel arch.

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Shaldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I m not religious but I do appreciate the architecture and ambience of these old sacred buildings. They are always open nd free to inspect unlike many other treasures .

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