St. Edward's Church

St. Edward's Church, Stow-on-the-Wold

St. Edward's Church
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Alloverthershow
Folkestone, UK68 contributions
If you are in this area then St.Edwards is a must. The church itself is quaint and pretty inside. There were little pots of plants outside for sale for a donation. We took a mini AloeVera and placed the donation in a box inside the church. A nice reminder of our trip.
Obligatory photos were taken in front of the magical trees.
Written June 29, 2022
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sabatinitennis
London, UK3,626 contributions
Solo
Glad to see the church back open. It's always clean and usually well-stocked with cards and brochures, although not at present. It's nearly square in design but the best item to see is the huge war memorial carved directly onto the interior wall. No room for errors....and none apparent. It's a gem.
Written August 31, 2021
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MarcusLYK
Singapore, Singapore115 contributions
We were in the Cotswolds for a few days, and stayed at Stow-on-the-Wold, just a short walk away from the church. So we thought we could just visit the church at any time we wanted, but sadly the church had specific opening times in winter. We could only stay outside and take pictures of the famous door. The door is not immediately visible from the main entrance, you will need to take a left turn and go around the building.

Interestingly the trees are not part of the door arch, but rather grows extremely close to the church. Also as the tree grows upwards, it leans away gradually from the church walls, creating the illusion that the door is flanked by two huge tree trunks. Nonetheless it is a very interesting view.
Written May 24, 2020
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Devonshiregirl
Lowestoft, UK71 contributions
Family
Although stow-on-the-wold was a little smaller than expected this was a highlight of our day. Following a small market walk from the tourist office the door at St Edwards is a centerpiece in the self guided tour. The magic of the historic door did not disappoint. The church grou dsnwere lovely to walk around the stained glass windows of the church also impressive and thought provoking
Written August 22, 2021
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Michael C
338 contributions
An interesting church with some lovely stained glass that is well worth a visit.

Peacefully set in a pleasant churchyard. The north doorway, around the back of the building, is straight out of 'middle-earth' so don't miss it.
Written February 6, 2020
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jessimo
Stoke-on-Trent, UK902 contributions
What a quirky little door to the chuch it reminds me of an elf door from lord of the rings. This church looks like its steeped in history and as many stories to tell and while staying in the village over night i wanted to have a wonder and find this door. We visited the church at night and it was very beautiful lit up.
Written February 7, 2021
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Waddler
York, UK9,642 contributions
Well, I planned a stop here because I thought that tree lined door looked quirky and cute - and indeed that's what I thought.

But I've let my score be influenced by the remainder of the group who knew nothing about this door and were severely underwhelmed on arrival. So, its perhaps not for everyone!
Written June 6, 2021
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ronestout
Pueblo, CO230 contributions
If you are anywhere near this town you must visit this church. Unlike anything I have seen in Britain, this place exudes its rather ancient history. Our visit left me with a stark sadness that Western culture seems to be voluntarily giving up its Christian beliefs for the voodoo of climate change that barely masquerades as reason while demanding absolute belief. Christ and God cast aside for the self annointed savants demanding the end of personal freedom for the supposed benefit of Holy Earth delivered by the clergy of a command economy.
Written January 16, 2020
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dena f
Oxfordshire, UK261 contributions
Friends
Just out to a quaint Cotswold village this is a visual treat. Come meander around the town, look in shop windows and have a cup of tea to complete your visit. A stop by the church is an easy jaunt from the village square where a number of small tea shops surround.
Written January 13, 2022
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HolidaymakerfromHove
Brighton and Hove, UK1,272 contributions
Visited Stow to see the ‘elf door’ at this church. Located at the back of the church it truly is magical, the stuff of fairytales. So glad we took the time to see it.

On of the nicest things I saw on my Cotswold tour.

Highly recommended.
Written December 18, 2020
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