Beautiful building and brilliant architecture. Set in a beautiful City. I remember as a ch8ld singing in the choir at St Andrew's before I left the city to live in the North.
We visited St. Andrew's because I had heard about the John Piper stained glass windows. They were illuminating and uplifting. A church attendant proudly explained the imagery to me and a free guide was available by the door. Don' t walk by; go in an admire the church.
My 3xgreat grandparents were married in this church so I was keen to visit on a recent family history trip to Plymouth. The church has an "attendant" for want of a better term who is there to discuss the church with visitors and answer any questions. She was a mine of information about the church and its history and generously... More
I only had 10 minutes to have a look at the church, as a friend was meeting me. The lady who welcomed me, made sure that I saw the glorious stained glass by John Piper and showed me the Drake Scratching, a piece of early graffiti, uncovered during restoration, relating to Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the globe. So glad... More
visited this church on 21/8/13 and was given some very interesting history of the building by the person i asked questions to. apparently there has been worship on this site since the year 1000AD. if you visit ask questions.
Plymouth was lucky the burnt out shell after one bad night of the Blitz was quickly earmarked for rebuilding and reconsecration. Also that the process was carried out so sensitively and successfully. This is a big space, skilfully laid out and wonderfully enhanced by the Piper windows and one of the best organs in the west of England. I have... More
Lovley church architecturally but spoilt by the modern stained glass windows spoilt the whole visit for me have been in churches with a better atmosphere visit Church as St Neot - wonderful.
Came to a very well done memorial service today for a longstanding good old friend. Perfect setting. I was looking forward to the planned organ pieces before and after the addresses and prayers. The organ at St Andrews, installed as part of the very successful reconstruction after the devastation of the Blitz, has for many decades been know as one... More
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