The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Holy Island

The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
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Elizabeth V
Bognor Regis, UK738 contributions
Very disappointing
Oct 2021
This may be a lovely church but is was impossible to tell. The pews and alter area were cordoned off. I understand this was an attempt to avoid the pews being contaminated by visitors infected by Covid-19. As a result, visitors were crammed in to the entrance area and I would not be surprised if there is a spike in infections as a result of someone in the crowd being infected. I was unable to sit and have a moment of private prayer - this is a very unchristian attitude. They may as well have not opened the door - we were not welcome and we would have been better off not going in at all. I shall never visit again in the future - churches are supposed to be welcoming places but this one has got it so wrong.
Written October 19, 2021
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omega132857
Chichester, UK1,764 contributions
splendid
May 2021
This was a very nice church to be honest. Set in nice grounds and with views. Inside is wonderful. As churches go We loved this one. great insde too.
Written September 19, 2021
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Gospels
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very quaint and humble church that has lindisfarne gospels information inside and relics. Busy on warm days. Public toulets nearby.
Written September 8, 2021
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Mel c
Carlisle, UK240 contributions
Beautiful church worth a visit
Aug 2021 • Friends
Beautiful atmosphere and views surrounding the church.
The stain glass windows are stunning although restrictions on pews due to COVID you are still able to sit if you would like
Beautiful artwork and statues with in the church and there are notice boards up about St Cuthbert
around the church
The statue of the monks carrying St Cuthbert is called the journey carved from 7elm trees it depicts the monks of Holy island carrying him to his final resting ground in Durham cathedral
Written August 18, 2021
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Dabblings
Sandhurst, UK1,408 contributions
History of St Cuthbert
Jun 2021
Attractive church with some very old gravestones, it's beside the Priory Inside there are info boards about St Cuthbert. The monks carried his bones around the north of England for almost 300 years before being laid to rest in Durham cathedral
Written July 16, 2021
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Angela M
Croydon, UK17 contributions
A Parish Church on Holy Island
Jul 2021
Sadly Covid restrictions limited where visitors could go but there was no doubting the importance of the church and that of St Aidan.
Written July 3, 2021
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4407KR
Northumberland, UK381 contributions
A special place . . .
Jun 2021
. . . I have been attending for years. Always a delight to attend a service in this church with so many memories; the service today was beautiful whilst listening to hymns played by an excellent organist. A moment to escape from all that's going on in the world.
Written June 6, 2021
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F1LoverAnn
Louth, UK211 contributions
Quick Walk Through
Oct 2020 • Couples
I had a quick walk through the grounds with my husband on the way to the priory. Great views out to sea, with well kept grounds.
Written October 8, 2020
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Pauline O
Chichester, UK143 contributions
Anglo Saxons to Christianity !
Aug 2020
A lovely church with such a great history. There is a splendid statue of St Aiden in the grounds. Lovely views of the castle ( which was closed during our visit to island); however Holy Island is well worth a visit, especially having had to wait for the tide to abate over the causeway to gain access to Lindisfarne.
Written September 2, 2020
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Fiona N
73 contributions
Welcoming
Aug 2020 • Couples
Beautiful church. Welcoming staff. A smile and a few friendly words go a long way!
Very interesting displays with good illustrations.
Has a really nice spiritual feel.
A credit to the local community.
Written August 30, 2020
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