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St Marys Church

St Mary's Street, Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF, England
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Ranked #7 of 31 attractions in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Beautiful church, with the most magnificant collection of stained glass, with examples of different styles from the 14th to the 19th centuries, all... more »
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A patchwork of different styles, stone, and glass makes a very pleasing whole. The stained glass was purchased from around the world, except the rightly famous 14th century Jesse window, which had been in Shrewsbury all along. Well worth a guided tour to get the most out of the place.

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Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Amazing collection of glass and a sense of peace. Taken round by a volunteer who knew the history of this ancient church so well.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A real surprise. Very interesting church, lovely glass and organ. Helpful volunteers. Would visit St Marys again.

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Stockport Cheshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Old and lovely church who obviously have lots of activities on, there was a vintage fair on when we visited and a visiting mobile tea room that was lovely. Worth a visit

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

There is a wonderful collection of stained glass in this redundant Church which is under the care of the Churches' Conservation Trust. A lot of it is medieval and the East Window (Jesse Window) is very good indeed. The carved roof is also fabulous. The Church is open most of the time and free to visit.

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UK
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A good wander around some high church bling, and none the worse for that; worth seeing for the stained glass and nicely eclectic masonry.

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Manchester
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Lovely church with lots of stained glass windows.We have never seen so many stained glass windows in one church. Well worth a visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

No longer a working church this impressive building is a must see. It dates back to the Norman conquest and sits over a former Pagan ritual site. It's the church that Darwin attended for school too. I honestly can't say enough about this church. It's in impeccable condition and the stewards on site are friendly and knowledgeable. I spent a... More

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Yes... as my Son-in-law said to me... this church is older than Canada... ! The guide told us the history of the Church together with the affinity with the University of Oxford. Quite amazing! The stain glass in one of a kind... Serenity at its best... A worship venue that needs to be visited if you are in Oxford...

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

A lovely peaceful place to spend a quiet hour and the stained glass is magnificent. Pity its no longer an 'active' place of worship.

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