Collegiate Church of St Mary's

Collegiate Church of St Mary's

Collegiate Church of St Mary's
4.5
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
St Mary's Church is an historic landmark, tourist attraction and busy parish church set in the ancient town of Warwick. People have worshipped on this site for over 1,000 years and we are proud to be the stewards of this rich heritage. One of the largest churches in Britain, we offer a wide range of services, many featuring enchanting music from our choirs. The repair and restoration of the iconic tower of St Mary’s is our immediate short-term priority and the focus of our current fundraising activity.
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  • El S
    Birmingham, United Kingdom253 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprising large Church, with lots of famous Tudors!
    Beauchamp Chapel is amazing and is the resting place of some famous historical figures such as Robert Dudley. Lots of colour and gold. The rest of the church feels enormous, with intriguing things, including one of two ducking stools left in the country. The organ was playing which added an extra dimension to the visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 10, 2023
  • Jayne E
    Sheffield, United Kingdom503 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful historic church well worth a visit
    Thanks to the volunteer tour guide who gave us a warm welcome and fact sheet to help us navigate this beautiful parish church. Stuffed full of history from the tombs of the 11th Earl of Warwick. Robert Dudley and various members of the Beauchamp family. The crypt was a hidden gem with only 1 of the last 2 oldest stocks in England and a lovely poppy display to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI . Well worth a visit if you're in Warwick for a small donation you are helping keep this historic church available to future generations.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Kitty Lichfield
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb Historical Church
    St. Mary's is a magnificent medieval church, of great historical and architectural significance, and very rewarding to visit. We received a friendly welcome on this sunny autumn day, when the building was flooded with light, and it is impossible not to be struck by the wealth of detail everywhere you look. The famous Beauchamp Chapel looked especially wonderful, as the 15th century stained glass windows shone brilliantly. There is also a small shop . I do highly recommend a visit to this church, you may also be lucky enough to encounter Tim Clark, who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of its history.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • explorermum13
    Durham, United Kingdom34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming church
    Amazing afternoon learning more history about the Warwick area, including family. We have a love of history and architecture. This was such a gem. The guides were lovely to chat with, too, and full of knowledge and details one wouldn't normally learn.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 20, 2023
  • EvaF2Eva
    Lorrach, Germany5,076 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice old cemetery next to the church
    The magnificent tower of St. Mary´s church attracted my attention when I walked to the castle and couldn´t wait to see it. Unfortunately, there was a wedding when I arrived there and couldn´t visit but I spent quite some time exploring its old cemetery with very old gravestones. The cemetery itself is a good reason to come.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 20, 2024
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warwickwanderer
Warwick, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I have been here many times just looking but on one visit I asked a question about one of the medieval statues and its symbolism. The guide was so well informed and told me so much more. It was like an excellent free art history lesson in medieval art
Written November 16, 2020
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Kitty Lichfield
Stoke-on-Trent, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
St. Mary's is a magnificent medieval church, of great historical and architectural significance, and very rewarding to visit.
We received a friendly welcome on this sunny autumn day, when the building was flooded with light, and it is impossible not to be struck by the wealth of detail everywhere you look.
The famous Beauchamp Chapel looked especially wonderful, as the 15th century stained glass windows shone brilliantly.
There is also a small shop .
I do highly recommend a visit to this church, you may also be lucky enough to encounter Tim Clark, who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of its history.
Written September 24, 2023
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BlarghBlargh
Birmingham, UK382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Well worth a look in if in Warwick and the church has amazing architecture inside. Lots of history and the crypt is some of the original Norman church. The Dean's chapel is especially interesting, as are the effigies in the Beauchamp chapel. As another reviewer said, I was a bit surprised to see one of the areas just blocked off and packed full of chairs.
Written January 26, 2020
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Jayne E
Sheffield, UK503 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Thanks to the volunteer tour guide who gave us a warm welcome and fact sheet to help us navigate this beautiful parish church. Stuffed full of history from the tombs of the 11th Earl of Warwick. Robert Dudley and various members of the Beauchamp family. The crypt was a hidden gem with only 1 of the last 2 oldest stocks in England and a lovely poppy display to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI .
Well worth a visit if you're in Warwick for a small donation you are helping keep this historic church available to future generations.
Written September 21, 2023
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El S
Birmingham, UK253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Beauchamp Chapel is amazing and is the resting place of some famous historical figures such as Robert Dudley. Lots of colour and gold.
The rest of the church feels enormous, with intriguing things, including one of two ducking stools left in the country. The organ was playing which added an extra dimension to the visit.
Written September 10, 2023
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Cynthia H
Warrington, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It was the funeral of a dear friend. Three were people from St Mary's on hand to meet us. They were friendly and compassionate pointing out places nearby where we could buy a coffee . The squat tower made the church easy to spot as we approached Warwick. The interior had that quiet beauty that is typical of old English churches. I would love to visit again sometimes to spend more time enjoying the atmosphere and the interior in more detail.
Written January 30, 2020
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Anarchon
Sheffield, UK168 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This was our second attempt at visiting St Marys Church in Warwick. The first time we were thwarted by a wedding and this time around the church had closed early for the day despite the advertised opening times online. Soooooo frustrating.........
Written August 15, 2021
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Anu
United Kingdom909 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
It is a beautiful church. We couldn't visit inside the church as it was a day out with family to Warwick Castle. It's architectural beauty can be admired from the Warwick castle as well. I would love to see inside the historic church when I visit Warwick again.
Written January 5, 2020
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EvaF2Eva
Lorrach, Germany5,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The magnificent tower of St. Mary´s church attracted my attention when I walked to the castle and couldn´t wait to see it. Unfortunately, there was a wedding when I arrived there and couldn´t visit but I spent quite some time exploring its old cemetery with very old gravestones. The cemetery itself is a good reason to come.
Written May 20, 2024
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outineastasia
Taipei, Taiwan90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The church had recently reopened to visitors. Its architecture is outstanding as are the tombs. The Beauchamp chapel was the high point of our visit to Warwick. If you want to enjoy this building to the full, visit a choral Evensong.
Written April 28, 2022
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