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Small Parish Church

Nice small Anglican Church trying to transform itself for the 21st Century. Colourful interior and... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2019
Albywon
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Sydney, Australia
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A large and splendid church reflecting the impor5tance of Bideford

The tower of St Mary's Church dominates the view of Bideford from across the river. The church was... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2019
EESW1
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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9 Church Walk, Bideford EX39 2BP, England
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Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Nice small Anglican Church trying to transform itself for the 21st Century. Colourful interior and some nice stained glass windows. Organ covered in plastic sheeting diring my visit (protect from building work?)

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

The tower of St Mary's Church dominates the view of Bideford from across the river. The church was built in the mid C19th replacing an earlier church which was in poor condition. Only the tower, monument to Sir Thomas Grenville and the font survive from...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

When we visited Appledore again the exterior of the church looked amazing with the poppies falling from the window and this time the church was open and at last we could go inside this lovely church. Consecrated three months after Queen Victoria's coronation there are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

A fascinating and historic church near the Quay in Bideford that is well worth a visit if only for its association with Sir Richard Grenville and Raleigh, one of the first Native Americans to come to England and who is buried somewhere in the churchyard....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

On a Saturday morning in peak tourist season the church was locked up tight with no indication of when it would be open. They need to up their game if they want to attract visitors.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

this is a beautiful old church in the heart of Bideford and we enjoyed walking around outside as it was very peaceful. On the Sunday they did a lovely Taize service which we decided to go to as we had never been to one before...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

This church is not only beautiful but they do alot for children too. This is (how my daughter say's it) her church .. from school and she has a huge connection to it. They always do fun days for small children. . Nothing pushy for...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

As a rule we love to visit local churches and St Mary's didn't disappoint, beautiful on the inside and we walked to the top of the graveyard and sat and took in the peace and beauty.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Juliet W
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Called in whilst passing by. Lovely smell of incense! Unfortunately not a Sunday so didn't attend a service. Very interesting history. A gem of a place, take time to wander around.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed August 5, 2017

We were greeted at the door by a very friendly lady, who told us about the things to look at. The original church was built in Norman times. Sir Richard Grenville, cousin to Sir Walter Raleigh and the Grenville family, donated money and stained glass...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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