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Church of St. Michael le Belfrey

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Address: Church of England | Deangate, York, England
Phone Number: 44-1904-631026
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Description: Built between 1525 and 1536 during the period of English Reformation, this...
Built between 1525 and 1536 during the period of English Reformation, this historic church stands majestically alongside York Minster.
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Guy Fawkes connections

This diminutive church, very much in the shadow of York Minster was built on the site of the Minster's belfry in the 1530's, just before the reformation. Guy Fawkes was born in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This diminutive church, very much in the shadow of York Minster was built on the site of the Minster's belfry in the 1530's, just before the reformation. Guy Fawkes was born in the adjoining street and was baptised in the church. It is free to enter and is quite dark inside. The dark wooden screen behind the altar is the... More 

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

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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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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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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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 via mobile

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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