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St. Andrew's Church

Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
+44 1752 661414
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Ranked #13 of 119 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Bright and modern stained glass windows in a light and airy church. Filled with military history both Navy and Army and a twin organ which is unique with its stereo output.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Lovely big old parish church, skilfully recreated after the blitz. Scene of major city ceremonies and frequent musical and other performances. Also serves as a well attended and supported Anglican place of worship. I sometimes wish they had not reinstalled pews because moveable seating might have been better but I can understand the wish to return to roughly the same... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This church has a unique and most interesting history! It has been beautifully rebuilt and is now home to a vibrant and very active congregation. There is a super card/gift shop, large second hand book selection and café. It is a quiet place for contemplation and prayer, with a friendly welcome from volunteers. There is a wide choice of services... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
510 helpful votes 510 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It is an old church, said to have been used by Drake etc and we cannot but be impressed by the success and quality of the rebuilding after the Blitz but by far the best feature of this building are the Piper windows, three at the eastern end behind the altars and the other under the tower at the west.... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Right in the middle of Plymouth City Centre. We were lucky enough to see a wedding taking place there. Just good to sit inside to escape the hustle and bustle from the busy city.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I listened to a wonderful concert of operatic music and arias in this superb old church on Saturday evening. The acoustics are great but it is not this that I wanted to tell you about. Here is a church that was almost brought to its knees during the Blitz on Plymouth in 1941 but it has returned to its former... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

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.

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

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.

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tessacate88
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

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

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Right in the Centre of Plymouth. Survived Hitler's worst and is full of history - any trip to Plymouth should included a visit here, as well as the Hoe and the Dockyard.

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