St Mary

St Mary, Kilburn: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, St Mary Reviews: 4.5/5

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Kevin F
Lincoln, UK3,223 contributions
Lovely Small Church
Sep 2019
This lovely small church contains many examples of Robert Thompson’s work, which can be identified by the familiar small mouse. There is a small car park immediately outside.
Written October 20, 2019
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Sweetpea25
Chester, United Kingdom1,029 contributions
Lovely
Aug 2018 • Friends
Although the church wasn’t open we wandered through the churchyard, which was very interesting.
This church is an old village church in the countryside.
Written August 26, 2018
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KAW687
London, UK1,919 contributions
Mouse spotting!
Aug 2018 • Couples
This small town is associated with Robert Thompson the wood carver, whose mouse signature is all over the church. The font cover is by a student of his and has a newt. The church has a guide book with interesting local history.
Written August 19, 2018
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2014Jandy
Nottingham, UK6,587 contributions
Lovely Village Church
Jun 2018 • Couples
We visited Kilburn and while we were there visited this lovely historic Church of St Mary's. It is at the top of the village car park and we were glad to find it open to visitors. There was a chapel on the same site around 1125 which makes it older than the local Abbeys Byland & Rievaulx which are both worth visiting as well.

Look out for the carved mice on the pews which were made by Robert Thompson the Mouseman as well as on other pieces of furniture. Robert lived and worked in the village and there is a visitors centre a short walk from the church.
Written June 21, 2018
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rhandyside66
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Lovely
Apr 2018 • Couples
Quiet and pretty little church. Very much part of the community. We had fun spotting the mice and picked up an interesting booklet about the history of the village and church. Well worth a look
Written April 12, 2018
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Elisa V
Colchester, UK35 contributions
Interesting and worth a look.
Mar 2018 • Couples
Worth a look if staying in Kilburn. Was left feeling intrigued about the gravestone of the woman who lived to over 100 years but who was not named on her headstone except as someone's mother and wife. Would love to know the story!
Written April 2, 2018
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kilr0ywashere
Georgetown, FL280 contributions
Quiet Country Church, Wonderful Building
Jul 2017 • Couples
We came to England, in part, on a roots-genealogy quest. While in the country we wanted to stop at some of the villages whose names appear in the annals of our family trees. Although we don't know anyone and the records go back several hundred years we thought it would be great to walk where ancestors once walked. Since family records include christenings, marriages, and burials the local church seemed like the obvious place to call.

When we arrived we found to our delight an ancient little church building, originally dating to the 12th Century. It seems the people here "renovated" their little church every 200 or 300 years, which is simply mindblowing to an American whose entire national history does not trace that far back. We wandered about the church property, looked in the sanctuary, studied the altar, the stained glass windows and perused the cemetery. Alas, very few of the headstones from the 1700s are still legible and we have dates much further back than that.

Yet we were glad we came nevertheless. The quiet, the peacefulness, the chance to say a small prayer and know in these areas our ancestors once worshiped ... it was a powerful experience.

If you're looking for history, quiet faithfulness, or just want to get off the beaten track for a little bit, I'd recommend stopping by.
Written August 13, 2017
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