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St. Mary's Church (Sompting Parish Church)

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Lovely church

What a find. Lovely church with some really good stained glass windows. Well worth a visit if you... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2019
Dave B
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

I was in local area, so was told about this saxon church. So off I trotted, down main road. Luckily... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2019
Beverley N
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

What a find. Lovely church with some really good stained glass windows. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dave B
Reviewed January 23, 2019

I was in local area, so was told about this saxon church. So off I trotted, down main road. Luckily the church was open. If it is shut when you visit, dont worry, not as impressive as outside. Mind you just been to lots spanish...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Beverley N
Reviewed October 30, 2018

An outstanding architectural feature of St Mary's Church is the rare sight of a Rhenish Helm on top of the tower. Named after the type area in the Rhineland, the Rhenish Helm is uncommon outside of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Inside the entrance to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

The unusual tower of this church can be seen for some distance as you walk through Sompting village, but you need to cross the dual carriageway to access it. The church has been added to over the years, and it was strange to see a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Came here with my Father, who is suffering from Alzheimers. Took a trip down memory lane. The trees were in blossom and looked stunning. The actual church is also stunning with some fine features. Very heavy door to open! We also wandered down the public...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Wonderful old Saxon (then Norman) church said to be the second oldest in the country. Originally built by the Saxons in 960 AD then later adapted by the Normans. It was also granted to the Knights Templar in the 12th century. The church & graveyard...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Russ F
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This pleasant little church is worth a visit. Tucked away just off the A27 with it's unique Rhenish style tower. A car park allows one to walk through the grounds to the church. Set in the South Downs with views of the surrounding countryside.

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank japbike1000
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

The vicar and her husband kindly work hard so we are able to offer parents of our school a junior and a senior carol service in this lovely church. My sister was married here in 2012 and it is a very special place.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank StuartDouch
Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a church that is very close to my heart. Not only was I christened here so was many of my family members. As a child growing up in took part in many choir performances here which was just a fantastic experience. This church...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed June 5, 2015

I sang there aged 4. My 'Silent Night' was exquisite, I can assure you. Admittedly I've put this review off somewhat - but if you DO choose to visit in 1971, you'll be charmed...

Date of experience: July 2014
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