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St. Mary's Catholic Church

12 Williams Street, Newport, RI 02848
401 847 0475
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Ranked #27 of 68 Attractions in Newport
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Well-known church in Newport where John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy were married in 1953.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The church is beautiful and offers a perfect setting for Sunday mass or a quick visit. It has a great community feel about it. It also has a bit of history in its past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The stonework, the tall stained glass windows and typical Church architecture for it's time brings such a peaceful prescence when you enter when it's empty and it comes to life during Mass. Be sure to come early during tourist season - very little parking on the streets and the curch is packed. This is where JFKennedy married Jackie and where... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a beautiful church. The priest was easy to hear and understand. We enjoyed his homily very much. There is plenty of parking for mass.

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silver spring, md
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273 reviews 273 reviews
52 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

One of the things my wife and I like to do whenever we travel to some new city is to attend mass at the cathedral or other historic church. It's just nice to see a church being used as it was designed to be used. St. Mary's Church is not a cathedral and is fairly small compared to some of... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Loved it. Father Kris is amazing. Very clear and articulate with lots of wisdom and compassion and truth. Do you want a better idea of who God/Jesus is? This is the place to come. BEAUTIFUL church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We attended a traditional catholic wedding at this beautiful church. I had expected the interior to have a larger feel to it but was surprised to experience an intimate setting. The pews are small with very straight with a very upright back and hardly any foot room. Even though is was at tight space it added to the overall beauty... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
56 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Everyone in Newport knows that St. Mary's is where JFK and Jackie were married, but a visit to St. Mary's is more than a nostalgic experience for die-hard Kennedy fans. The interior of the church is tranquil and beautiful. I often stop by just to sit and admire the stained glass windows and the woodwork. St. Mary's is especially refreshing... More

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I wanted to respond to "AprMay22" who stated there was a pew fee to attend Mass. I saw a plaque regarding the Kennedy's marriage, but I attended a daily Mass and a Saturday vigil Mass there, and there was no charge. We happened on a time when there was a mission going on by a priest from the MIC's, Marians... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The church, with its beautiful Austrian imported stained glass windows and wood carvings, is a treasure and its priest and parishioners are so welcoming to visitors.

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Albany, New York
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48 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

One of my favorite things as a devout Catholic is to go to morning Mass st St, Mary's. After I'd get up to watch the sunrise I'd go down to the coffee shop on Memorial Blvd and look out onto the harbor. Then off to Mass at St. where it happens that during our vacation week in Newport every summer... More

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