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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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Well worth the visit.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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22 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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9 reviews 9 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
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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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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