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St. Andrew's Church

Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
+44 1752 661414
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Ranked #11 of 118 attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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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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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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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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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28 attraction reviews
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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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southampton england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

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

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

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.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

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

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