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Church of St. Michael le Belfrey

Address: Church of England | Deangate, York, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-631026
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Ranked #32 of 214 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built between 1525 and 1536 during the period of English Reformation, this historic church stands...
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built between 1525 and 1536 during the period of English Reformation, this historic church stands majestically alongside York Minster.

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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent sermon, good worship, the start of what looked to be a well thought out lent sermon series. Some friendly people sat near us but we were not welcomed by many even though we did hang around for a bit for coffee in the hope of conversations... I suppose the church has many visitors and it is a large congregation.... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Staffed by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, I was greeted as I entered and handed a leaflet about the church by a smiling lady, who asked where I was from. There was choir music playing, it was very pleasant, and a striking change to the money-grabbing unfriendliness next door in the Minster. This church is newer, being 16th century, and is... More 

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South Wales
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Situated next to the great touring minster this is often overlooked. Its the christening place of Guy Fawkes.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This church is not to be overlooked. It a quant facility that stands on it own next to the Hugh York Minster next door. Built in 1525 and well maintained it allows you to get up close & personal. On the day we visited the church members were presenting a Living Nativity outside the church along with the Christmas Hymns... More 

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N.E. England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Get to know a bit about the history of the church and its past clergy and you will not be disappointed. The people are very helpful and friendly

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London
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a nice church sitting in the shadow of the Minster, a genuine worshippers church with some nice features. Worth a brief visit.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A lovely li'l church nicely tucked at the side of York's Gothic Minster. The staff are nice and welcoming. It was really nice and cosy inside. Beautifully painted windows and beautiful architecture! Li'l gargoyles on the outside are nice to look at. Splendid little church that does a "Welcome Lunch". "Never Give Up" groups, which I think is really lovely... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went in here as we didn't want to pay the £15 a head entry for York minster given our children's ages & level of appreciation of old churches. The building is very interesting but what was lovely was the way they encouraged us to bring in the children - telling them they didn't need to whisper. They give them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The front steps of St. Michael's la Belfrey is a great place to gather and get your perspective of York. You'll never miss the giant Minster next door, but this historic church can't be missed, either.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

St Michael-Le-Belfrey, the local community parish church, is located on High Petergate, just next to the majestic York Minster. Whilst the Minster certainly dominates, surprisingly the Belfry holds its own with its unique architecture featuring among other aspects a beautiful bell tower at the front. It stands in the Minster's shadow but the way it sits on the lot makes... More 

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