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St. Mary's Church (Sompting Parish Church)

Church Lane, Sompting BN15 0AZ, England
+44 (0) 1903 234511
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Sompting
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Como, Italy
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Sussex
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Lancing, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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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Devon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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299 reviews 299 reviews
102 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
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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Upper Beeding, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This ancient church dates in part back to Saxon times, and it is truly beautiful. The tower is very unusual in that it has wooden shingles instead of tiles. Inside is exactly as it should be, very simple but quite breathtaking. Not to be missed!

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Sompting is a lovely village a short stroll away from Lancing. The cheuch is welcoming. There was nothing I disliked.

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