St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church, Thirsk

St Mary's Church
4.5
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Due to the current health pandemic, St Mary's is unfortuatley clsoed until further notice. Please do still join us online at www.thirskparishes.org or via our facebook page facebook.com/Thirskparishes. St Mary's is an active church in the center of Thirsk. The building has been described as a fine example of a medieval church. We love the building and want to allow others to enjoy it as well, either to meet with God, enjoy the architecture or soak up the history. Our team of volunteers look forward to welcoming you!
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Christine A
Norfolk, UK312 contributions
Imposing
Jul 2021
The church was closed when we visited but a stroll round the ancient grave yard is a history lesson. Impressive building and a shame we couldn’t go in.
Written July 3, 2021
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,240 contributions
JUST HAD TO CALL IN
Aug 2019
This church has to be in my top ten. I called in here when I was visiting Thirsk back in August. The grounds are well cared for, the church itself inside and out is truly magnificent.
Worth a visit.
Written May 24, 2020
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NewZealand-7
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND366 contributions
Lovely experience
Jan 2020
We came here for a quick visit and stayed for communion. Very welcoming parishioners (the lady in particular who welcomed us as we entered) and a charming vicar.
Written January 28, 2020
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linda b
Wolverhampton, UK98 contributions
Outstanding
Oct 2019
Such a magnificant church, awestruck to enter and wander around. Guides are available which really help
Written October 9, 2019
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Tim S
Lowestoft, UK596 contributions
Lovely 15th century perpindicular church
Sep 2019
Described by Nikolaus Pevsner as the finest church of its kind in North Yorkshire it is well worth a visit. There are helpful guides in the church and informative leaflets
Written September 23, 2019
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MAG
Oxford, UK32 contributions
Truly welcoming Sunday service
Aug 2019
Traveling through the area with one night stay in Thirsk, we walked around the Church as an interesting historical building, but I also thought I'd take a chance and attend the Sunday Service with my friends. It was such a genuine, warm welcome from the moment we entered and good feeling throughout the service (excellent sermon too!) that we decided to stay even longer for coffee and a natter. We were greeted by the Vicar, Associate Vicar, Church Warden -- everyone kind and interesting. Impressed by the local activities, the reaching out to community and to the clear appreciation for the significant history of the Church building as well. If I lived closer, I'd be there every Sunday!
Written August 23, 2019
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Michael D
Northallerton, UK55 contributions
50 years inj the ministry by Rev Ian Fox
Jun 2019 • Family
What a wonderful church this was. Very warm and cosy and does a lot within the community. Refreshments were all very tasty and helpful people within the church. I would return there not as a stranger but as a friend.
Written July 19, 2019
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christine m
Broadstairs, UK63 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2019 • Couples
What a beautiful church and so peaceful,walked around outside I think it will look amazing at night as there are lots of light positioned to face the church
Written July 9, 2019
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Claire C
Whaplode, UK63 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2019 • Couples
A lovely church set in a beautiful Yorkshire town, lots of information and volunteers on hand if questions need to be answered.
Written June 2, 2019
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ROAMINGSCOT55
Cumbernauld, UK282 contributions
Beautiful church and peaceful atomosphere
May 2019 • Couples
This beautiful church is well worth a visit. It is free to walk in and look around although you do have the opportunity to contribute to its upkeep by making a donation. On entering you are welcomed by volunteers who offer a written guide of the church and can offer any information you might wish. The church is an unusual layout inside which is well worth taking some time to wander around. There is the opportunity to take some peaceful time out to contemplate life without any noise or intrusions.
Written May 30, 2019
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