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Shrewsbury Cathedral

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Shrewsbury Cathedral

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Sally W wrote a review Sep 2019
Montrose, United Kingdom381 contributions159 helpful votes
Her glass is stunning, full of colour and vibrancy. The cathedral is only open in the afternoon but can be easily combined with a walk along the town walls and a look at the outside of the watch tower. It is very much worth a look in, especially for the stained glass. There is an adjoining cafe, which has more generous open hours, and offers outside as well as indoor seating.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Anselm1956 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom79 contributions47 helpful votes
Although this is small than many parigh curches this is an attractive cathedral and has some exceptionally fine 19th and 20th century glass. The baptism window by Margaret Rope is particularly fine with its images of water and fire, lucid colours and a sense of movement. It's a shame the original pulpit could not have been transformed into an ambo, though the current stone ambo and free standing altar are graceful and dignified - though the blue carpet in the sanctuary is just frightful. The rather ornate chapel to St Winefride is a clever construction and olds together well.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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mickh7079 wrote a review Aug 2019
Oldbury, United Kingdom68 contributions19 helpful votes
went to the cathedral for a look round it is a nice cathedral with some nice stained glass windows and a small shop
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Annette H wrote a review Jun 2019
Stockport, United Kingdom9 contributions5 helpful votes
My friend and I took the tower tour at height in Shrewsbury 27th June - Matt was very humorous knowledgeable and supportive. Was a great add on to our Shrewsbury cathedral experience. What a great tour we had - took our time and felt he had plenty of time for us. Small tour of 3 of us - was very personal. Thank you very much Matt. 👍
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Paul B wrote a review Jun 2019
Thirsk, United Kingdom824 contributions118 helpful votes
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I visited this cathedral with my partner. We found the stewards to be very helpful and gave is some good information. Because we were looking for a 15th century memorial we made a few visits here to get more information over 2 days. We were told about alternative locations for the information we sought which was helpful in itself. We apparently visited the cathedral during Passiontide as somebody was covering up the statues. We thought this might be a member of the clergy but he wasn't but intended to be once he had done his seminary. He then tried to do what can only be described as a "hard sell" on the cathedral suggesting that my partner and I get married there (having initially assumed we were married) and also suggesting we attend Mass. My partner told him that we were unlikely to get married in front of his priest as suggested as we were both divorced. He then said he would pray for our divorces! We left feeling very uncomfortable from this experience. Had it not been for this experience I would have rated the building higher
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Date of experience: April 2019
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