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Bethesda by the Sea

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Address: 141 South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone Number: 561-655-4554
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A superb event for the Christmas season

The Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival, which is The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea’s beloved recreation of an ancient processional celebrating Epiphany returns each year... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Boca Raton
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Boca Raton
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Boar's Head and Yule Log Festival, which is The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea’s beloved recreation of an ancient processional celebrating Epiphany returns each year on the first Sunday in early January. With a cast of over 150 performers the festival presents a medieval London Lord Mayor's Boar's Head banquet, complete with Beefeaters, Pipes & Drums, Lords & Ladies, strolling... More 

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Boca Raton
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

As the vibe in Palm beach has the feeling of Stay out of our rich Town; not so at BBTS the feeling is inclusion. Let us all be nice to one another. Having been to two weddings there and it is a great spot for that. Check out the building and the garden

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We enjoyed both the interior of the church and the cloisters with its lovely garden of cascading ponds with Koi. You can feed the Koi by purchasing food from a little dispenser for 25 cents.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
11 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

The buildings are simply beautiful and the gardens and grounds beautifully maintained and tranquil. One of the most beautiful US churches I've visited.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Worth a visit to see an amazingly designed church and hear a good sermon. Easter brought out celebs and divas. Quite the fashion show.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

....I you are... then this is ground zero. So beautiful. Sermons are first rate - and it's very very special.

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Palm Beach FL
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Bethesda-by-the-Sea is not to be missed. Founded 125 years ago, a little cabin church has grown into a jewel of the Southeast. Yes, the art, architecture, gardens, and koi pond are spectacular. The stained glass alone is worth the stop. But more importantly, you will likely experience a sense of calming spirit wash over you when you visit. This clergy... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I'm on their mailing list for their concerts. The church has a professional choir, their organist is first class, and their visiting musicians excellent. The inside of the church makes you feel like you're somewhere in England. Very charming and unusual for South Florida.

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Springfield, Missouri
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

In the non denominational churches I attend, they seem to consider art in the church as a waste of money that could be spent to serve God,but I think this church demonstrates beauty has a purpose and place in worship. The gardens move you to feel their beauty and feel the presence of God. The stained glass and archicture within... More 

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Boca Raton
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A wonderful Christmas time experience where the whole congregation participated. It is an annual event and this has been our third year.

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