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St Mary's Church

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Popped in on a walk around Shrewsbury. Very old church which is rather cold. Lots of things to see... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dave O
Preston, United Kingdom

I have to confess (no pun intended) that I have a penchant for churches. This is a particularly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Basildon, United Kingdom
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The spire of St Mary's is one of the tallest in England and for over 500 years it has dominated the skyline of Shrewsbury's old town. In 1739, showman Robert Cadman attempted to slide from it, head first, using a rope and a grooved breastplate. His...more
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St Mary's Street,, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Popped in on a walk around Shrewsbury. Very old church which is rather cold. Lots of things to see particularly artwork. Window fabulous Cafe at the back serves small items and drinks very nice

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Dave O
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we got into Shrewsbury we found the church with its café invitation so went inside for lunch. The church was very cold and we made our way to the café at the back which had a little heater in. Its a small room and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to confess (no pun intended) that I have a penchant for churches. This is a particularly beautiful one steeped in history. It's sad that too many churches like this are no longer operating as churches. The stained glass is worth a look and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RichG1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this a few days ago but are already finding it difficult to remember. Basically an old historic church with a famous stained-glass window. Sorry if that sounds a bit plebby!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cltc43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic piece of history with superb stained glass & keen guides. A lot to see. There is a cafe but we were too cold to stay after looking at the church. There was a striking art exhibition .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hectoria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to this church with it’s exceptional stained glass windows and one of the tallest spires in the country. It is a pity that the church is no longer used for religious services.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mike J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although no longer used for worship this beutiful, historic church is full of surprises including an excellent cafe! There is a superb collection of stained glass windows and numerous other interesting facets including the tale of a tight rope walker who did not complete his...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian C
Reviewed February 25, 2019

St. Mary's is no longer registered for marriages - I was married there in the late 1970's and I was one of the last! No bias, but it is really an incredible building! Read the sign near the Entrance (Someone jumped, shall we say!) but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Howard J
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Myself and some friends were visiting Shrewsbury town and we happened upon st marys. Beautiful grounds and the interior is so well kept. We particularly liked the stain glass windows and the people we met inside. There was a craft market on at the time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank D5646SYcareb
Reviewed February 13, 2019

A very interesting church with an nice little disabled friendly cafe - A nice rolling art exhibition by local artists changes every month. Alas it is usually colder inside than out. so wrap up warm

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Gerard M | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge but in most churches in u.k. Donations are always welcome. The peace bestowed by visit to this church cannot be priced. Give what you can and if you can't don't worry. Say a prayer and be thankful for... More