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Address: 12 Williams Street, Newport, RI 02848
Phone Number: 401 847 0475
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Description: Well-known church in Newport where John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy were...
Well-known church in Newport where John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy were married in 1953.
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Beautiful Old Church

I was completely wowed by the alter, stained glass windows and the organ on the balcony. Loved the history fact of JFK and Jackie's wedding there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Long Island NY
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Long Island NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was completely wowed by the alter, stained glass windows and the organ on the balcony. Loved the history fact of JFK and Jackie's wedding there!

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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50 attraction reviews
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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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84 helpful votes 84 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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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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Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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